Patient Resources


What is the ACL? The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four ligaments that connect the thigh bone to the shin bone. It provides stability when twisting or pivoting, or landing wrong from a jump. When the ACL is injured it is called a tear. What causes an ACL injury? An ACL tear is…. read more

Platelet Rich Plasma in Orthopedics FAQs

If you follow sports, you have likely heard of professional athletes who have received PRP injections for treatment of various injuries. At POA, you don’t need to be a pro to enjoy the benefits of PRP for injuries and conditions that keep you on the bench. What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)? PRP is a…. read more

Introducing Peninsula Orthopedic Associates NEW Patient Portal

Peninsula Orthopedic Associates is please to announce our new Patient Portal for the convenience of our patients. The Patient Portal is your medical home on the Web. With the Patient Portal you can connect with your doctor in a convenient, safe and secure environment. Our Patient Portal is a secure, confidential and convenient way to…. read more

Dr. Velyvis joins Peninsula Orthopedic Associates

Peninsula Orthopedic Associates is pleased to announce that Dr. John Velyvis, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, has joined our team. Dr. Velyvis is our specialist for hip and knee replacements and non-surgical management of pain and swelling due to arthritis and other injuries. He is the premier robotic knee and hip surgeon in the Bay area.…. read more

What to Expect during an Orthopedic Evaluation

If you suffer from chronic pain due to an injury or an orthopedic condition, schedule a consultation with one of Peninsula Orthopedics board-certified specialists. Our team can help diagnose and treat orthopedic conditions including back pain, joint pain, arthritis, spinal conditions, and bursitis, among many others. Before your appointment, you may wish to write down…. read more

Dr. Jones: Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Carri Jones joined Peninsula Orthopedic Associates after relocating to the Bay Area to reside with her family. She was Chief Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Upstate Medical University and the Institute For Human Performance in Syracuse, New York. She completed fellowship training in Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine & Orthobiologics with application in…. read more