On August 24th, the last beam was placed on the new state-of-the-art facility where the team at Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics (ASO) will merge with OrthoArkansas (OA) to provide an increased level of orthopaedic care to the state and community beginning January 1, 2018. The topping-out ceremony included words from ASO president Dr. Jimmy Tucker, OA president Dr. Tad Pruitt and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola. The 75,000 SF, three story building will accommodate 14 physicians of various specialties. There will be large areas for physical and occupational therapy a as well as an imaging suite with MRI, CT and radiology capabilities. The third floor will be left unfinished due to the anticipated growth of the clinic.