Dr Andrew Collier Philadelphia PA

Philadelphia, PA, Orthopaedic Practitioner

About Dr Andrew Collier Philadelphia PA

Maintaining a private practice for nearly three decades, Dr. Andrew Collier is one of three physicians at Philadelphia Orthopaedic Associates in Philadelphia, PA. He provides personalized care and focuses on arthroscopic surgery and the replacement of joints, hips, and knees. Dr. Andrew Collier stays up to date with latest advancements in his field and takes pride in bringing patients back to optimal wellness, such that they can enjoy a full range of everyday activities. His areas of knowledge and experience extend to sports medicine, and his practice provides medical legal evaluations and testimony.

Dr. Collier is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and maintains responsibilities as clinical instructor at Thomas Jefferson University and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his surgery and orthopaedics internship and residency training locally at the Temple University Hospital. Offering patients state-of-the-art arthroscopic laser surgery, he maintains fellow status with the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Over the years, Dr. Collier has provided no-cost treatment to a number of housebound and indigent patients in the local community.

AAOS Decide to Drive Campaign Addresses Dangers of Distracted Driving

A resident of Philadelphia, PA, Andrew Collier, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Philadelphia Orthopaedic Associates. In addition to his practice experience, Dr. Andrew Collier has been a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons since 1987.


In order to prevent one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and The Auto Alliance have joined together to sponsor the Decide to Drive campaign. Every day, more than nine auto accident fatalities and more than 1,100 injuries involve a distracted driver. Federal studies show that handling a phone while driving at least triples the risk of an accident. At 55 miles per hour, a car covers the distance of an entire football field in just five seconds (the average time spent on a text). Although several states (including Pennsylvania) have passed laws against cell phone use while driving, safety ultimately starts with consumer education. To that end, the AAOS Decide to Drive campaign encourages all drivers to actively avoid distractions while on the road, and to spread the word. For more tools and activities, visit www.decidetodrive.org.

The Advantages of Skiing as Exercise

A board-certified orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Andrew Collier performs a variety of procedures designed to help patients enjoy improved bodily health and well-being. When not working as a staff surgeon at Philadelphia Orthopaedic Associates, Dr. Andrew Collier pursues hobbies such as skiing.

While skiing is an enjoyable winter sport for people of all ages, for those new to skiing, getting started can seem intimidating. However, once one learns the basics, a world of recreational opportunities opens up. In addition to being a lot of fun, skiers can also receive a number of exercise-related health benefits.

Skiing provides a full-body workout. Many parts of the body, including the core, the legs, and the arms, are used to keep one’s balance. Since so many parts of the body are used, people are less likely to overuse a particular muscle group than they might be when performing other activities. When the basics are mastered, skiing can be a relaxing, low-impact workout.

In addition to working out the muscles, skiing also burns a lot of calories. Although some types of skiing, such as cross-country skiing, burn more calories than downhill skiing, all types of skiing provide good cardiovascular benefits. Finally, a person shouldn’t underestimate the benefit of spending time outdoors in the winter, a time of year when many people head indoors for less exciting exercise.

Snider Foundation Helps Philadelphia's Youth

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Andrew Collier has been recently appointed as the Director of Orthopaedic Medical Education at Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Outside of work, Dr. Andrew Collier supports Philadelphia sports teams, including the Flyers NHL team.

The Flyers give back to their community through the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. The foundation, started by the Flyers' chairman, encourages underserved children to take up hockey and excel academically.

Several projects help children to achieve these goals. For instance, the Homework Help program assists students in their after-school assignments, with tutors and interested adults offering constructive feedback. Students earning Ds and Fs must be tutored to maintain eligibility for hockey.

The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation also offers reading assistance to prekindergarten through third-grade students. Help sessions are scheduled before and after hockey practice and are staffed by older Snider Hockey participants, coaches, or adult volunteers.

The foundation also recognizes excellence with its Academic All Star program. Academic All Stars are students with A and B grades, good attendance, and no negative reports on behavior. They take part in an Academic All Star game and skill level contest, competing for Flyers tickets and other prizes.

For students in grades nine through 12, the College and Career Corner enables them to investigate college opportunities and financial aid resources. They can also take advantage of resume-writing assistance and career information.

Reasons to Cruise to Alaska

Andrew Collier, MD, currently practices at Philadelphia Orthopaedic Associates in Pennsylvania, where he has been a partner since 1987. A traveler in his time away from practicing medicine, Andrew Collier, MD, recently took a cruise to Alaska.

The northernmost U.S. state, Alaska, is one of the world’s top cruise destinations. Here are some features that make the area such a popular cruise terminus.

1. The scenery. Alaska is known for its gorgeous, lush scenery. The state’s coastline is primarily undeveloped wilderness, and the landscape includes forests, glaciers, fjords, mountains, and waterfalls.

2. The wildlife. Alaska is full of bald eagles, multiple species of whales, and even grizzly bears.

3. Native culture. Visitors to the southeast portion of the state will encounter Alaska’s native culture in many villages and even larger towns like Juneau, where they can learn about the Haida, Tlingit, and Tsimshian peoples.

4. Gold Rush history. For history buffs, Alaska offers a first-hand look at the Klondike Gold Rush, especially in the historic town of Skagway.

Signs and Symptoms of Football-Related Concussions

Andrew Collier, MD, is an award-winning orthopedic surgeon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He currently practices at Philadelphia Orthopaedic Associates. In his free time, Andrew Collier, MD, has enjoyed coaching his sons’ youth football teams, and he spent over a decade as a team physician for both youth and high school sports teams.

Youth football is a great way for kids and adolescents to stay active and healthy, but players at all levels run the risk of injury, including concussions. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury, and it can occur without a player losing consciousness. It can become extremely dangerous if ignored, and it’s important that both coaches and parents are aware of the signs and symptoms in order to prevent possible permanent brain damage or even death among young football players.

Most athletes report feelings of nausea and pressure in the head following a concussion. They may experience difficulty concentrating or they may feel confused. In addition, players often report light sensitivity and blurry vision along with feelings of dizziness. Meanwhile, coaches may notice that a player with a concussion answers questions more slowly than usual or acts confused about his assignment or the score.

Not all of these symptoms appear immediately after being injured. Players often only appear dazed and relatively normal until up to an hour after the injury takes place. There are also several signs that something more dangerous has occurred, such as a blood clot in the brain. These signs include one pupil being dilated when the other is not, slurred speech, and an inability to recognize places or individuals. Should any of these signs appear, it is important for the player to be taken to an emergency room immediately.

The Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America

A board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Andrew Collier, MD, practices at Philadelphia Orthopaedic Associates and is a physician partner of the group. Andrew Collier, MD, specializes in knee and arthroscopic surgery and is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA).

Dedicated to helping health care professionals and AANA members expand their knowledge and performance of arthroscopic medicine, the AANA is an accredited provider of continuing medical education. The organization offers a wide range of activities, courses, and meetings that all focus on advancing professional knowledge.

The organization’s annual meeting is the largest event on its yearly calendar. It targets physicians interested in improving and updating their technique and features topics and issues selected by the AANA planning committee as most currently relevant. The goal of the annual meeting is to provide attendees the opportunity to review current practice procedures, develop new skills, and apply state-of-the-art innovations.

The 2016 AANA Annual Meeting will take place from April 14 to 16 at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The organization is currently accepting abstracts and applications for courses and lectures to be presented.