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ALLENTOWN, Pa., April 1, 2024 – OAA Orthopaedic Specialists is excited to announce a partnership that is rapidly revolutionizing access to care for orthopedic patients with acute injuries nationwide. OAA is partnering with HURT! a smartphone app supported by live Orthopedic providers.  These providers are your around-the-clock contacts for orthopedic advice that creates ease of mind by directing patients to the most appropriate point of care.  The highlight for our patients is that often can save you an excruciating visit to the emergency room and even facilitate an appointment with OAA when needed.

Since 1970, OAA Orthopaedic Specialists has provided comprehensive orthopedic care to individuals of all ages throughout the Lehigh Valley. OAA uses a physician-led approach that is focused on convenience, cost-effectiveness and quality to create an optimal patient experience. For over 50 years, OAA Orthopedic Specialists has made a deep impact in the lives of every patient under its care and is once again expanding its patient access with this digital tool and care offering. This unique partnership with HURT! will create ease of mind for many parents, coaches, and community members while avoiding costly emergency room visits when those services are not needed. OAA Physicians stand on cost-effective, and the highest quality of patient care and this partnership allows our patients and community the opportunity to avoid unnecessary costs through an app that never sleeps. Dave Bittner, OAA CEO shares “OAA is thrilled to now place 24/7 access to the best orthopedic specialists in the Lehigh Valley in the palm of your hand!

Orthopedic injuries happen when you least expect them and with HURT! there is an alternative to the emergency room to find out what is going on! OAA is excited to continue to give patients a CHOICE in orthopedic care even when our offices aren’t open. The OAA partnership with the HURT! App is just one more step forward in our 54 years of service ensuring that patients have optimal information and supporting their time of need and further that we can provide timely superior care as the premier orthopedic provider in the region.”

Co-founded by Dr. Brett Miller in 2020, The HURT! App rapidly separated itself as a revolutionary solution to assist in navigating people in need of orthopedic care to local in-market specialists. A key component of the app is the ability to communicate with a HURT! care navigator in real-time 24/7, 365 days a year and often avoid costly emergency room visits. The HURT! care navigators are experts in orthopedics, and users get human-to-human interaction without the use of ‘bots’ or AI. HURT!’s core values are personal interactions with users and navigation to local orthopedic practices for specialty care. Dr. Miller shares, “In my own community, many athletes and families have my personal cell phone number and reach out to me in times of need or uncertainty when an injury occurs after hours.   I envisioned building a platform that offered this same level of service to everyone.   When we started designing HURT!, the one thing that I insisted on was not charging users for the service.   We didn’t want to create any barriers to interacting with our specialists.”

The Hurt! smartphone app is free to download and utilize. There is never a charge to the user or their insurance plan. It is available in the App Store and Google Play. For more information, visit hurtapp. and visit our OAA_HURT Page(opens in a new tab) to download the app today!

About HURT!

The HURT! mobile app provides free 24/7, 365 days a year access to orthopedic expertise. Their mission is to provide users access to orthopedic specialists across the country in their time of need. The HURT! orthopedic network continues to expand rapidly nationwide and engages in partnership models with physician groups who are steadfast to patient-centric and an unmatched access experience, specifically during non-peak hours for their patients and the communities they continuously strive to serve. For more information, please visit in a new tab)

About OAA Orthopaedic Specialists:

OAA Orthopaedic Specialists is the preferred choice of the Lehigh Valley for comprehensive orthopedic care. The practice consists of board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons who provide orthopedic care to individuals of all ages using a physician-led approach that is dedicated to convenience, cost-effectiveness, and quality, with the common goal of improving patient lives. The OAA team of providers diagnose and treat conditions related to the foot & ankle, hand, elbow & shoulder, joint replacements, rheumatology, spine & neck, sports medicine, chiropractic, as well as workers comp injuries. OAA is the only independent orthopaedic practice in the region.