From Physical Therapy to Joint Replacement: How We Treat Arthritis

Most people don’t realize that arthritis is a medical term used to refer to joint pain and joint disease — and not just one condition. There are hundreds of types of arthritis, but the most common form is osteoarthritis, which occurs in people as they get older. Other common types of arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis, […]

Should You Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy?

In men and women alike, hormones are critical chemicals. They’re responsible for so many of the systems and functions in your body and act as messengers from your brain telling the other parts what to do and how to do it. When you don’t have enough of them—particularly estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone—things can go wrong. […]

What are My Surgical and Nonsurgical Options for Treating Chronic Back Pain?

Back pain affects 80% of Americans, and it can strike at any point during your lifetime. But, just because it’s a common problem, that doesn’t mean you have to live with it. Dr. David Duffner and his team at Orthopedic & Physical Medicine Associates, Inc., offer cutting-edge surgical and nonsurgical treatments that can relieve your […]

Regenerative Medicine is a Game-Changer for Sports Injuries and Aging Joints

Your body’s joints are under an enormous amount of strain on a daily basis as they help you navigate your life, giving you the freedom to do, well, just about anything. And they perform their jobs admirably until a sports injury strikes or your joints begin to succumb to wear-and-tear. Whatever the case, any damage […]


BOARD-CERTIFIED IN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Duffner provides surgical and non surgical solutions for a wide range of conditions and traumas, including sports injuries. 1180 North Indian Canyon Drive, Suite 318, Palm Springs, CA 92262 I 1760)325-8677 Dr. David Duffner, MD, MBA, FAAOS, is an expert and highly […]

Lower Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

Where is the sacroiliac joint? The sacroiliac joint connects the last segment of the spine, the sacrum, to the pelvis. The integrity of the sacroiliac joint depends on strong ligaments that encase and cover the joint.  These ligaments compress and stabilize the joint. How the sacroiliac joint causes lower back pain? The ligaments that encase […]

What is BioTE® Hormone Therapy

It is a well known fact that men and women experience declining hormone levels as they get older. These deficient hormone levels are associated with symptoms of fatigue, irritability, loss of memory, increased weight gain, insomnia, and decreased sex drive.  There are also significant diseases associated with hormonal deficiencies, including osteoporosis.  Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. David […]

Dr. Duffner, help my back hurts!

An estimated 16 million American adults deal with debilitating chronic back pain.  If you’re one of them, you are probably desperate for a solution.  Back pain may be causing you to miss work, skip family activities, and avoid exercise.  Before Dr. Duffner can treat you successfully, he must be able to correctly diagnose your problem.  […]