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

We have an offices conveniently located in:
  • Concord
  • Sudbury
  • Groton
  • Hudson
  • Littleton
  • Westford
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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.

Conditions Treated

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

Surgeries Performed

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

Receive expert care from the region’s only board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Emerson also features 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, the Emerson Health Spine Center works closely with neurosurgeons at the respected Lahey Clinic.

Comprehensive care after surgery

If your orthopedic surgery requires a hospital stay, you will 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:


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Meet Our Providers

Michael P. Brunelli, MD
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics
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Louis M. Jurist, MD
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics
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John Cahoy, MD, PhD
Orthopedic Surgery (Pediatric), Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery
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Jeffrey F. Dietz, MD
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics
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Dean C. Howard, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery (Pediatric), Orthopedics
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Donald A. Driscoll, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery (Pediatric), Orthopedics
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Allis Kim, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics
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Christopher W. Baker, MD, MPH
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics
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Matthew Sloan, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics, Total Hip & Joint Replacement, Robotic Surgery
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Paul Re, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery (Pediatric), Orthopedics
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Peter Kok, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery (Pediatric)
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Steven Alter, MD
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics
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