Our practice began in 1971 as Dayton Orthopaedic Associates in a downtown location with only two doctors, Dr. Pietro Seni and Dr. Daniel Camacho. In the early years, our doctors were general orthopaedists. However, Dr. Camacho wanted to limit his practice to surgery of the hand. It was then decided that all physicians would have a specific specialty – a rather unique concept in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1980 the practice's name was changed to Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeons and was located on Woodman Drive near Linden Avenue in Dayton.
Dr. Frank Mannarino (sports medicine) joined the practice in 1981 followed by Dr. Richard Forster (total joint replacement) and Dr. Paul Nitz (sports medicine) in 1991. Gradually, our practice kept growing and solidifying the subspecialty orthopaedic philosophy. Dr. Eugene Kim (hand) joined the group in 1998, followed by Dr. Kevin Paley (sports medicine), who moved his practice to the Orthopaedic Institute in the early 2000's. Dr. Jeffrey Hoskins came to the practice in 2005 following his spine fellowship. Most recently, Dr. Ryan Bauman (joint replacement) have all joined OID within the 2010-2011 year rounding out our scope of specialty services.
The practice continued to expand and in 1992 we built the current facility on Woodman Drive and changed our name to Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton, Inc. In more than 35 years, the practice has grown significantly including three names, three buildings and from only four full-time employees in 1971, to 75 today.
Our current facility was specifically designed with our patients in mind. Parking is accessible and the building is all on one floor – no elevators or stairs to hinder mobility. We've found that these services, coupled with outstanding medical care are invaluable to our patients.
The physicians at the Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton, Inc. are experts in the treatment of diseases of the human musculoskeletal system. This includes the medical and surgical treatment of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, skin and their related structures. Our diagnostic imaging has expanded from X-Ray to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The goal of the Orthopaedic Surgeon is to facilitate a patient's total recovery and full resumption of a normal lifestyle. A major step was taken in 2003 with the addition of a physical therapy and subsequently, hand therapy departments. Those departments continue to be on site and available to our patients but now reside within KMC network.