Parkland Medical Center is one of only two hospitals in New Hampshire to earn Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement and the only hospital in New Hampshire or Massachusetts to earn Certification in Spine Surgery from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation.

Bone, joint and spine conditions can make even simple activities like walking or climbing stairs a challenge. At Parkland Medical Center, we help eliminate your pain and get you back to doing what you enjoy as quickly as possible.

Your Best Choice for Orthopedic & Spine Care in Southern New Hampshire

When you choose the orthopedic and spine experts at Parkland, you’ll find the quality of care and advanced treatments available at any major medical center—plus the exceptional personal attention of a hospital close to home. Our skilled specialists treat diverse and complex conditions of the knee, hip, ankle, foot, hand, arm, shoulder, back and spine, whether resulting from injury, trauma or overuse.

Orthopedic Care Team

Working together, our bone, joint and spine professionals assess your condition, help relieve your pain and get you back to doing the things you love. Our team includes:

  • Fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic surgeons
  • Hospitalists – Physicians who comprehensively manage your care while you’re in the hospital
  • Physiatrists – Board-certified doctors who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Physician assistants and nurse practitioners specializing in bone, joint and spine care
  • Interventional radiologists
  • Sports medicine specialists
  • Rehabilitation and therapy professionals
  • Pain management specialists
  • Educators
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Dietitians

Comprehensive Approach. Customized Treatment.

To help you regain pain-free function, our top-notch team of physicians, surgeons, therapists, educators, case managers, pharmacists, clinical staff and technologists works together to:

  • Evaluate and diagnose your situation precisely using the latest digital imaging tools
  • Deliver effective treatment in a plan customized for you
  • Provide an innovative combination of rehab therapies and medically supervised fitness training
  • Support your rehabilitation and recovery with appropriate pain management strategies

Orthopedic & Spine Surgical Specialties

At Parkland, you’ll find the same skill, experience and quality you’d enjoy at a large academic medical center, but we’re right nearby. Our surgical specialties and minimally invasive options include:

  • Direct anterior hip replacement – Uses smaller incisions and muscle-sparing techniques in a minimally invasive procedure; our ARCH Table Extension™ offers greater precision, accuracy and stability during the operation, which translates into quicker recovery and better outcomes for you
  • Arthroscopic reconstruction and repair – Removes or repairs torn tissue or cartilage from the hip, knee, shoulder, ankle or elbow; realigns or reconstructs ligaments and bones
  • Joint replacement – Uses an artificial joint made of metal and plastic to replace the worn joint in a total or partial procedure for the hip, knee, elbow, wrist or shoulder
  • Microsurgery – Repairs delicate arteries, veins, nerves and ligaments and treats complex problems in hands and arms
  • Hip resurfacing – Removes much less bone than a total hip procedure by capping the femur and placing a matching receptacle in the pelvic socket
  • Cervical or spinal fusion – Connects two vertebrae in the neck or spine to treat injury, persistent pain or an unstable spine
  • Kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty – Repairs spinal fractures or collapsed vertebrae

Orthopedic Conditions We Treat

Common conditions of the shoulder, elbow, arm, wrist, hand, knee, hip, ankle and foot treated at Parkland include:

  • Traumatic orthopedic injuries
  • Congenital bone, joint and other orthopedic problems
  • Overuse injuries, such as carpal tunnel
  • Sports injuries
  • Osteoarthritis – Arthritis of the hands, feet, hips and knees; often associated with aging
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) – An autoimmune disease associated with genetic and environmental factors
  • Joint dislocation – Bones out of position within a joint
  • Bursitis – Tissue inflammation in the shoulder, elbow, knee or hip
  • Rotator cuff injuries – Torn ligaments in the set of muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder
  • Tendonitis and tendinosis – Inflammation of a tendon or tiny breaks in tendons of the knee, shoulder or ankle joints
  • Gout – Acid build-up in a joint, usually in the big toe
  • Sprains – Injury to a ligament in the ankle, knee, thumb, finger or shoulder
  • Fractures – Bone breaks

Spine Conditions We Treat

You can receive treatment at Parkland Medical Center for these and other common spine and neck conditions:

  • Bone spurs – Bone growths extending from vertebrae that press against nerves and create radiating pain, tingling and numbness
  • Decreased back mobility
  • Degenerative disc disease – Wear and tear on shock-absorbing discs between spinal bones (vertebrae) that causes pain and other symptoms
  • Herniated discs – Discs in the spine that have ruptured or bulged from their proper place, creating pain by pressing on nerves
  • Neck and back pain
  • Osteoarthritis – Arthritis of the spine, often associated with aging
  • Sciatica – Irritation of the sciatic nerve in the spine
  • Spine curvature (scoliosis)
  • Spine (vertebral) fracture – Bone breaks or compression fractures often resulting from osteoporosis
  • Spine infection
  • Spinal stenosis – Narrowing of the spinal canal that can compress the spinal cord and create painful pressure on spinal nerves
  • Spinal tumors and cancer (cervical, thoracic, lumbar) – Growths within or surrounding the spinal column or spinal cord
  • Sports injuries requiring reconditioning and strengthening
  • Traumatic spinal injuries

Advanced Technology & Expert Care

At Parkland Medical Center, treatment for most orthopedic and spine conditions begins with a conservative, nonsurgical approach—a combination of medication and physical therapy involving advanced options and equipment.

When you need orthopedic or spine surgery, our experienced, board-certified surgeons determine the best approach and perform your operation using innovative technology and techniques. We offer minimally invasive options—such as arthroscopy—and total joint processes, including the direct anterior hip procedure, for joint replacement and reconstruction.

In every situation, we focus on safely and rapidly restoring your comfort and mobility. Our minimally invasive techniques result in smaller incisions, reduced levels of anesthesia, less blood loss and faster recovery, which often means you can be discharged directly home rather than spend additional days or weeks at a special inpatient rehab facility. And you’ll be back on your feet sooner.

Learn more about knee replacement, hip replacement, shoulder replacement, spinal injections, spinal fusion and other orthopedic and spine conditions and procedures in our online Health Library.

The ConforMIS Personalized Knee Resurfacing Implant

The knee is the largest and one of the most complex joints in the body. A healthy knee is able to bend, flex, rotate, and glide allowing for normal pain-free motion. If you or someone you know is considering a total knee replacement, take the time to explore ConforMIS personalized knee resurfacing implants.

ConforMIS Knee Resurfacing Implant. Learn about the benefits

Learn more about Parkland’s sports medicine services that can help you get back in the game as quickly as possible.

Rehabilitation & Recovery

Take advantage of Parkland’s outpatient rehabilitation services to speed your recovery and regain function following orthopedic or spine-related injury, damage, tumor or surgery. Our compassionate clinicians, nurses and therapists deliver the expert care you need—and we receive high marks from satisfied patients for our comprehensive pain management program through Parkland’s Interventional Spine and Pain Clinic.

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