About Us

Our History

In 1964, Three Rivers Orthopedic Associates was founded by Dr. Edward J. McClain, Jr. The practice first originated out of Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh and was later moved to St. Margaret Hospital. In 1975, Dr. David R. Kraus joined Dr. McClain as a partner in the practice. Throughout the years, Three Rivers Orthopedic Associates has continued to flourish and is comprised of many of the physicians who had the privilege of being mentored by their future partners, Dr. McClain and Dr. Kraus. Today, the practice has grown extensively and currently includes a total of 11 physicians. Although Dr. McClain and Dr. Kraus have both retired from the practice, their commitment to providing excellent patient care and service lives on in the values and ethics of the current TRO physicians and staff. 

Pictured: Dr. McClain and Dr. Kraus

Our Mission

We consider our patients to be our greatest asset. It has been our mission to provide patients with exceptional orthopaedic care since we started Three Rivers Orthopedic Associates in 1964. That’s 50 years of doing whatever we can to help each patient return to active, healthy lives.

Our Doctors

Our talented team of board-certified surgeons uses the latest treatment options to restore each patient’s health and previous level of functionality. A dedicated team of Physician Assistants, Medical Assistants, Radiology Technicians, and administrative staff assists them with facilitating and performing procedures and delivering compassionate care. 

Our Facilities

UPMC St. Margaret

UPMC St. Margaret is located in the heart of the Alle-Kiski Valley, convenient to the region’s best physicians and health care providers. This 250-bed acute care and teaching hospital is equipped to support a number of services including:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Cancer Care

Patients enjoy private rooms and a friendly staff, dedicated to providing the highest level of quality patient care. 

UPMC St. Margaret Harmar Outpatient Center

Affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret, UPMC St. Margaret Harmar Outpatient Center is an ambulatory care center that offers surgical services that do not require an overnight hospital stay. The facility is just minutes from both Route 28 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. UPMC St. Margaret Harmar Outpatient Center has pre- and post-operative suites, five operating rooms and a spacious, comfortable patient and family waiting area.

The Spine Center in Wexford

The new UPMC Passavant Spine Center is a one-stop location for treatment of back and
neck pain, and care of any injury, disorder, or deformity of the spine and will offer everything
patients require at an easily accessible site designed specifically with their needs in mind.

For addresses, phone numbers, and more information about these locations, please click here.

Our Specialties

Complete Orthopaedic Care

The dedicated team of board-certified surgeons at Three Rivers Orthopedic Associates provides care to patients with a variety of orthopaedic needs. We specialize in treatments that include:

  • Fracture Care/General Orthopaedics
  • Total Joint Replacement/Minimally-Invasive Surgery
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Spine
  • Arthroscopy
  • Hand/Upper Extremity
  • Sports Injuries
  • Arthritis

Blue Cross/Blue Shield named Three Rivers Orthopedic Associates a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacement surgery, as well as spine surgery.