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From persistent injuries, to advanced arthritis, to complex fractures and severe neuromuscular diseases, you can turn to Tufts Medicine for help when orthopedic problems cause you pain or prevent you from enjoying the activities you love.

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Helping you move + feel better

If you’re living with significant pain and discomfort from an orthopedic (musculoskeletal) condition, you know firsthand how much it can affect your quality of life. Seemingly simple tasks like walking, climbing stairs or even standing become much more difficult. On a positive note, our bone, joint and muscle specialists are here to get you moving again.

Our team features some of the brightest minds in the field who perform tried-and-true treatments like physical therapy and the latest techniques like Mako SmartRobotics.

We’re honored to be the partner you trust on the good days and the team you rely on during the challenging ones.

Charles Cassidy, MD, Orthopaedist-in-Chief, examines the hands of patient in a clinic appointment at Tufts Medical Center.

Community orthopedic + joint care

Lowell General Hospital

Our orthopedic surgeons and specialized clinical team provide a full array of minimally invasive procedures for bone, muscle and total joint replacement surgery. Recognized as a Blue Distinction Plus facility for Spine and Blue Distinction plus for Hip and Knee replacement by Blue Cross Blue Shield, our experienced team of orthopedic professionals will help you return to the activities you love.

MelroseWakefield Hospital

We offer minimally invasive surgical and non-surgical interventions to help you manage or treat your joint or bone discomfort. Our team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons, specialty-trained nurses, technicians and radiologists will partner with you to understand your goals and get you moving again.

Tufts Medical Center

Whether it’s a complex fracture, sports injury, spinal deformity such as scoliosis or a neuromuscular disorder such as cerebral palsy, we have a talented team ready to help. We offer a full range of orthopedic and sports medicine specialties and programs, including pediatric orthopedics for our littlest patients.

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You know your body better than anyone, so when aches, pains or sprains make your life more challenging, it’s a good idea to seek help from specialists. At Tufts Medicine, you’ll have a care team of experts — orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, physical therapists, anesthesiologists, neurologists, pain management specialists and radiologists — who can help you find relief when you’re living with the following conditions:

Ankle instability
Ankle pain, sprains and strains
Athlete's foot
Athletic injuries
Avascular necrosis
Back pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Cartilage restoration
Chronic ligament instability
Congenital and post-traumatic conditions
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
Diabetic foot
Elbow pain
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
Foot pain
Forefoot and toe deformities
Hallux valgus (bunions)
Hand pain
Herniated discs
Hip dislocation and dysplasia
Hip pain
Impingement syndrome
Knee instability
Knee ligament injuries (ACL, LCL, MCL and PCL)
Labral tears
Neck pain
Neuromuscular disorders
Osteochondral injuries
Patella tendonitis
Patellofemoral disorders (runner’s knee)
Perthes disease
Refractory trochanteric bursitis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Rotator cuff strain or tear
Shin splints
Shoulder dislocations
Shoulder instability
Shoulder pain
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
Spinal stenosis
Spine tumors
Sports injuries
Stress fractures
Tennis elbow
Tumors of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow
Wrist pain


Whether you’ve been living with symptoms for a while or you’ve just started noticing muscle or bone pain, we can help pinpoint what’s ailing you. That process usually starts with a physical exam, and we often use the following tools to help us see the bigger picture of your condition:

These tests help us look for things like:

  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Ligament sprains and tears
  • Nerve damage
  • Tumors 

We also take a hands-on approach to diagnosing injuries with a procedure called arthroscopy. Arthroscopy involves making an incision roughly the size of a penny near the affected area to look at your joints, tendons and ligaments using a fiber-optic video camera attached to a narrow tube.



Our experienced team of orthopedic specialists has years of expertise performing a variety of procedures, including:

  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Bone fracture repair
  • Bone fusion
  • Cortisone treatment
  • Debridement
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Hand and wrist surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Knee ligament repair
  • Labral tear repair
  • Ligament repair
  • MACI procedure
  • Medication management
  • Minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Osteotomy
  • Revision joint surgery
  • Rotator cuff tear repair
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Soft tissue repair
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spine care
  • Surgical management of refractory trochanteric bursitis
  • Total joint replacement

After we’ve diagnosed your orthopedic condition, we’ll design a treatment plan around your unique healthcare needs. We may recommend treatments ranging from lifestyle changes to bracing to physical therapy and surgery.

Foot + ankle care

Our feet and ankles work hard for us every day, but we often take them for granted — until they hurt. You can count on us to help you take a step in the right direction toward better health.

From diagnosing an injury to healing, strength building and ongoing care, we’ll map a treatment path that’s uniquely you.

Hand + upper extremity care

It’s easy to forget how much we rely on our hands and arms until everyday tasks like eating, cleaning and hugging become more of a chore than a natural movement. We provide specialized, compassionate care for people living with conditions affecting the arms, elbows, hands and wrists.

And if you’ve recently had surgery on this part of the body, we offer hand therapy to improve your strength and overall function following surgery.

Hip care for adolescents + young adults

When a young person has a hip disorder, we try to avoid hip replacement surgery whenever possible. While hip replacements offer a whole new outlook on movement, they do have their pros and cons.

It's important to know that hip replacements require lifelong upkeep (replacement every 10–15 years). That's why we'll first focus on preserving the hip before replacing it.

Joint replacements

Almost every bone in the body is connected to a joint. Hip and knee joints in particular wear down over time, causing pain and limiting mobility. When that pain just won’t ease up, moving forward with a joint replacement may be your best option.

Orthopedic spine care

Every spine is different. We’ll work with you to create a personalized care plan for your unique conditions and lifestyle. From minimally-invasive surgical options for spinal trauma and deformities to non-surgical interventions, we’ll get you on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.  

Orthopedic trauma + osteomyelitis care

If you’ve suffered a serious injury, accident or bone infection (osteomyelitis), our orthopedic trauma team will work quickly to get you on the road to recovery.

Podiatry care

You can trust in our podiatry team to diagnose, treat, prevent and rehabilitate musculoskeletal conditions affecting your feet and ankles. And should you be living with a biomechanical condition that takes a toll on your natural functions or an irritating dermatologic condition that makes it painful to walk, our podiatrists will help improve how you move with advanced foot and ankle care.

Sports medicine + shoulder care

No one likes missing out on the action because of an injury, whether it be a playoff matchup or playtime with the kids. You can count on our team of sports medicine experts to use the latest techniques — including robotic-assisted surgery — to get you moving again.


Awards + accreditations

Spine surgery award
Knee hip replacement award
AETNA institutes of quality award
Anasuya Gunturi MD, PhD talks with patient at Lowell General Hospital's Women's Wellness Center clinic appointment.
Our locations

From regular office visits to inpatient stays, find the healthcare you need and deserve close to home.

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