Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Highland District Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine department has partnered with TriHealth Orthopedic & Sports Institute to bring a nationally recognized TOP 50 orthopedic program to Highland and the surrounding counties. This partnership includes clinical and surgical coverage for all orthopedic needs from James Muccio, MD, Arnold Penix, MD, and Ian Rice, MD.

The combined experience of these physicians expands services at Highland District Hospital to include treatment for shoulder, knee, hip, elbow injuries, arthroscopic procedures, carpal tunnel, general orthopedic care, and fracture care in adults and children.  We also anticipate providing more complex reconstructive options and implementing new ways to ensure a seamless patient experience across more clinical services.  

In addition to expanded orthopedic coverage, Dr. Rice along with Dr. Muccio will partner with The Center for Rehabilitation to enhance athletic coverage to area schools for sports injuries and treatment of athletes. This partnership allows athletes access to next-day, and in some cases day-of, orthopedic coverage for injuries, which is vital to returning to play quickly.


James Muccio, MD

Arnold Penix, MD

Ian Rice, MD