The Orthopaedic Department at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital takes care of acute injuries and chronic conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system (i.e.: bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves).
There are three board certified orthopedic surgeons on staff, along with a physician assistant and certified athletic trainer. BMH offers an extensive physical therapy and specialized hand therapy department to assist with care and recovery of orthopedic conditions. While most orthopedic patients do not require surgery, surgical procedures are an integral part of the orthopedic specialty and an extensive array of procedures are commonly performed at BMH.
- Total joint replacements (total hip, total knee, and total shoulder replacement), greater than 150 per year.
- Minimally invasive joint arthroscopy (knees, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle) approximately 300 a year.
- Fracture repair, over 200 a year.
- Hand surgery, (carpal tunnel syndrome, tendon repair), approximately 150 a year.
- Low back procedures – approximately 40 a year.
- ACL Reconstruction
Because BMH has a small efficient surgical suite with a tight knit surgical staff, post orthopedic surgical complications, such as infections are low compared to national averages. Surgical equipment is state of the art and surgical wait times are generally quick. The Board Certified surgeon you meet in our office will be directing and performing any surgery deemed necessary rather than a resident in training.