Orthopedics
When surgery is the recommended option for treating an orthopedic injury or condition, it’s good to know that Emerson Hospital’s board-certified orthopedic surgeons offer comprehensive orthopedic care, conveniently close to home.

From joint replacement surgery and minimally invasive procedures, to sports medicine treatments for the serious or casual athlete, our orthopedic surgeons are experts at repairing bones and replacing cartilage, as well as performing complex procedures such as reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

Importantly, our multidisciplinary orthopedics team works together to determine the best treatment for each patient and, in many cases, conservative measures are recommended before surgery is considered.
 

The conditions Emerson’s orthopedic surgeons treat

Emerson’s orthopedic specialists treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions in adults and children, including:
  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Abnormalities of the fingers and toes
  • Back and leg pain, including sciatica
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow and other repetitive motion injuries
  • Foot problems including bunions and club foot 
  • Fractures, dislocations and other traumatic injuries
  • Joint pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports or work-related injuries
  • Tendon injuries, pulled muscles, bursitis and torn cartilage
  • Torn ligaments, sprains and strains

The types of orthopedic surgery we perform at Emerson Hospital

When surgery is indicated, you and your family can count on our orthopedic surgeons’ expertise in these areas:
 

Foot surgery

Emerson’s podiatrists manage bone, joint and soft tissue disorders of the foot and associated structures; most foot surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis 
 

Hand surgery

Emerson’s orthopedic hand specialists treat all upper extremity injuries and conditions, and take a multidisciplinary approach that includes therapy and surgery 
 

Joint replacement and revision

Our surgeons perform a wide variety of today’s most advanced joint replacement surgeries, including the mini-incision approach to hip replacement, and apply the latest technology to revisions of older joint replacements
 

Pediatric orthopedic surgery

Expert care from the region’s only region’s only board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon
Trauma repair—Including fractures, dislocations and other trauma-related orthopedic problems
 

Knee surgery

Our orthopedic surgeons use advanced techniques, including arthroscopy, to treat the full range of knee issues 
 

Elbow surgery

Emerson’s orthopedic surgeons take a multidisciplinary approach to treat elbow problems including tennis elbow and bursitis
 

Shoulder surgery

Today’s shoulder surgery uses the latest minimally invasive techniques—sophisticated scopes and slim instruments to repair shoulder problems with a minimum of disruption to surrounding tissue
 

Sports medicine

Specialists in sports medicine use the most advanced medical and surgical treatment and physical therapy to help athletes get back in the game
 

Spinal surgery

When spinal surgery is required, Emerson’s Spine Center works closely with neurosurgeons at the respected Lahey Clinic.

 

Comprehensive care after surgery

If your orthopedic surgery requires a hospital stay, you’ll be cared for by 
Emerson’s highly regarded nursing staff, many with special training in pain management—a vital part of orthopedic care.

Other services include:
 

Rehabilitation Transitional Care Unit

Orthopedic surgery patients may spend a few days in this specialized unit before they go home; it offers intensive physical and occupational therapy to help you regain mobility and independence
 

Emerson Home Care

Emerson nurses and therapists provide follow-up care in the comfort of your home
 

Emerson Center for Sports Rehabilitation and Specialty Services

Experienced physical therapists work with your orthopedic surgeon to develop a customized postoperative care plan 

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Emerson Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies - Westford

133 Littleton Road
Westford MA

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