The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is committed to providing state-of-the-art treatment and exceptional, compassionate care to patients that suffer with orthopaedic and musculoskeletal disorders. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has had a long tradition of innovation and clinical excellence in all aspects of musculoskeletal medicine ever since it became an academic department in 1980 with the merging of the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Robert Breck Brigham Hospital, and the Boston Hospital for Women. The Department has also had a long collaborative relationship with the Division of Rheumatology and was one of the first programs in the country to provide care for patients with musculoskeletal disorders.
Nearly 40 orthopaedic surgeons specializing in Joint Reconstruction, Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery, Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Podiatry, Cartilage Repair, and Orthopaedic Sarcoma and Cancer Surgery provide the full spectrum of services to deliver the highest quality of care for our patients and their families. The Department has outpatient facilities for consultations at the new Building for Transformative Medicine (BTM) located near Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center at Foxborough, Brigham and Women’s Health Center in Chestnut Hill, and Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital with plans for further geographic expansion for improved patient convenience.
The Department also provides non-operative general musculoskeletal care for common orthopaedic conditions that are best treated without surgery. Working in collaboration with the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Primary Care Departments, our Department has outstanding non-surgical physicians that specialize in non-operative care of various musculoskeletal disorders. Common entities such as osteoarthritis, low back pain, sciatica, carpel tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff shoulder pain, ligamentous and meniscus injuries of the knee, bunions, tennis elbow, hip impingement syndromes, muscle and tendon injuries, as well as bony fractures are all examples of common orthopaedic diagnoses that, in many instances, can be successfully treated conservatively but, in some instances, may also require the need for surgery to get patients back to the quality of life that they desire.
Our vision for the Department is to serve the local, national and international community with the highest quality orthopaedic care by the most experienced and distinguished caliber of academic orthopaedic surgeons. Our team of surgeons also work closely with other health care professionals and staff in a collaborative effort to provide optimal delivery of clinical care resulting in the best possible clinical outcomes for our patients. Our commitment to our patients and their families is to simply deliver “quality” in all areas of orthopaedic care through the strength of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s partnerships with members of Partners HealthCare System, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University, and our local community.
Why Brigham and Women’s Hospital for Orthopaedic Surgery?
Our physicians, research faculty, clinical team and staff work together with a shared set of core values:
- Quality Patient Care: Delivering quality patient care is at the center of everything we do.
- Research and Innovation: Be leaders in musculoskeletal research to make new discoveries to improve the functional quality of life for our patients.
- Teaching Excellence: Be leaders in teaching the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons and physician of musculoskeletal medicine.
- Patient Experience: We will focus on serving the needs of our patients to provide the best possible patient experience.
- Teamwork: The best care is provided by a “team” of health care professionals and staff all working together seamlessly.
Embracing Change: Embracing change that is constantly evolving in healthcare as an opportunity to improve health care delivery for our patients.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Specialties
- Cartilage Repair
- Foot and Ankle
- Hand and Upper Extremity
- Hip and Knee Replacement
- Orthopaedic Oncology
- Orthopaedic Trauma
- Sports Medicine
Request an Appointment
Patients seeking information or wishing to schedule an appointment with a physician should call the Orthopaedic Call Center number at (617)732-5322 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Time.
If you are new to Brigham and Women’s Hospital or are selecting a new physician, you may request an appointment using the online form. Our scheduling coordinators provide personalized service in English or Spanish and will respond within one business day.
Find a Doctor
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Our expert orthopaedic care and services are available in communities across the greater Boston area.
Go to our online health library to learn more about orthopaedic diseases and conditions.
Visit the Kessler Health Education Library in the Bretholtz Center for Patients and Families to access computers and knowledgeable staff.
This page was last modified on 9/29/2016