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Orthopedics

Take good care of your bones, joints and muscles by visiting the board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Mount Auburn Hospital, a Harvard-affiliated facility. Through nonsurgical and surgical measures, we’ll help you move more easily and comfortably so you can make the most of your everyday life.

Musculoskeletal Conditions We Treat

Trust Mount Auburn Hospital’s orthopedic doctors to care for conditions such as:

  • Back pain
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocations
  • Hand and wrist injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sports injuries, including ligament tears, sprains and strains

Orthopedic Services & Treatments

Your doctor will begin your care by using a physical exam and/or advanced imaging technology to quickly and accurately diagnose your condition. You’ll then receive personalized treatment recommendations and advice on preventing future injuries.

Conservative Care

Whenever possible, your treatment plan will begin with conservative, nonsurgical measures, such as:

  • Botox injections to reduce muscle pain
  • Casts and splints that support and protect injured bones and tissue
  • Custom-made orthotics that provide just the right support for you
  • Fall prevention strategies
  • Injections of Hyaluronic acid (a lubricant) or cortisone to temporarily relieve joint pain
  • Rehabilitation that helps restore your range of motion, flexibility and coordination
  • Setting of broken bones
  • Shockwave therapy, which uses bursts of energy to stimulate healing and ease pain

Arthroscopic Surgery

If surgery is your best treatment option for a painful or injured joint, you may qualify for arthroscopy, a minimally invasive procedure that reduces pain, scarring and recovery time. Using this approach, a surgeon makes a small incision in your skin and slips a tiny video camera into your joint to see inside. He or she makes a few other small incisions to insert tiny surgical tools and perform your procedure.

Joint Replacement

If persistent arthritis pain limits your daily activities, you may benefit from joint replacement. This surgery replaces your damaged, worn-out knee, hip or shoulder with a prosthesis to relieve your pain and increase your functioning.

Technology Improves Joint Fit

Your surgeon may improve your outcome by using our Stryker Navigation System, which helps precisely align your new joint so it fits well and feels natural. This technology helps lower the risk of surgical complications, shorten your hospital stay and stabilize your joint.

Preparation & Recovery

Before surgery, you’ll participate in our Total Joint Program class to learn what to expect from your procedure. After surgery, you’ll get inpatient and outpatient physical therapy to help you begin using your new joint safely.

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