60 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs - 2

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Physicians in the department of orthopedic surgery see more than 60,000 patients per year at Massachusetts General Hospital. They treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including sprains, spine and orthopedic oncology. The physicians have access to the numerous laboratories dedicated to specialties such as bioengineering, musculoskeletal research and sports performance. The department of orthopedic surgery supports adult reconstructive surgery, combined orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, sports medicine, musculoskeletal oncology and spine surgery fellowship programs. MGH sports medicine physicians are team physicians for the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox New England Revolution and the Boston Bruins.

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). The Mayo Clinic’s orthopedic surgery department includes a multispecialty group of 47 surgical, research and clinical consultants. The physicians are able to provide care for more than 66,000 patients annually. The four specialty areas in orthopedics at the hospital include adult reconstruction, hand surgery, orthopedic oncology and pediatric orthopedics. Last year the hospital initiated a hand transplant program, which is one of the few in the country. Specialists are also focused on research, which includes work at the biomechanics and motion analysis laboratories, bone histomorphometry laboratory, cartilage and connective tissue laboratory, and the osteoporosis and bone biology laboratory. Mayo Clinic also has locations in Arizona and Florida.

Methodist Hospital (Houston). Methodist Hospital opened in 1919 and is affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York. Orthopedic services include joint replacements, shoulder surgery, back and spine surgery and extremities care. Sports medicine physicians are team physician for the Houston Astros, Dynamo and Texans. The hospital also has a physical and occupational therapy center that includes strength training customized to each individual patient. Hand therapy, neurological rehabilitation and lymphedema management is also available.

Methodist Hospital of Sacramento (Calif.).
Methodist Hospital is a full-service community hospital that was founded in 1973 and has since grown to affiliate with Mercy Healthcare Sacramento. It has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement by Blue Shield of California. The surgeons at the hospital focus on joint replacement, spine surgery and sports medicine. The surgeons are able to stay on the cutting edge by performing a minimally invasive partial knee replacement procedure with The Oxford Knee or the Opus Magnum minimally invasive procedure for rotator cuff tears. The department also includes hand and foot surgery specialists and outpatient rehabilitation centers designed for patients with extremities injuries and conditions.  

Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York City).
Mount Sinai Medical Center is a 1,171-bed tertiary care teaching facility that was founded in 1852. According to its most recent data from 2008, the hospital treated nearly 60,000 inpatients and serviced approximately 530,000 outpatient visits that year. Orthopedic services include extremities care, total joint replacement, sports medicine and spine care. Physicians use arthroscopy to repair most joints and employ minimally invasive techniques as often as possible. The hospital offers orthopedic residencies and fellowship programs in foot and ankle, hand and shoulder care. The hospital is also one of five facilities across the country designated as a preferred spine care provider for retired national football league players.

Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital (Omaha).
Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital opened in 2004 as the region's first hospital dedicated to orthopedic care and treatment. The hospital was developed through a unique partnership, bringing together the region's practicing orthopedic surgeons. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The physicians have subspecialties in a variety of areas, including sports medicine, joint replacement, extremities and spine care. Through a partnership, NOH physicians provide care for University of Nebraska student athletes. The hospital also includes imaging services, physical therapy and programs related to rehabilitation for specific sports injuries.

New England Baptist Hospital (Boston).
Physicians at New England Baptist Hospital take the team approach to providing patient care in collaboration with ancillary specialists at the hospital. It is affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine and provides teaching programs in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard School of Medicine. Orthopedic services include extremities care, arthritis treatment, sports medicine and spine surgery. The physicians are team physicians for the Boston Celtics, World Cup soccer and Olympic athletes.

New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell (New York City).
The New York Hospital merged with The Presbyterian Hospital in 1998 to create the current facility, which includes more than 2,200 patient beds. Orthopedic specialists at New York Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell focus on bone disease and tumors, extremities care, joint replacement, sports medicine, spine and trauma. The surgeons are focused on performing less invasive procedures, including arthroscopy and spine procedures. The hospital also includes robotic equipment to guide the surgeons during minimally invasive joint replacements.

NorthShore University HealthSystem (Glenbrook and Skokie, Ill.). NorthShore University HealthSystem's Total Joint Replacement Center, located at Glenbrook Hospital and Skokie Hospital, treats more than 1,000 patients each year. The surgeons are able to use current technology and procedures to perform minimally invasive joint replacement and resurfacing procedures, including hip resurfacing. The hospital also includes robotic-assistance technology for partial knee replacement. In addition to joint procedures, specialists at the hospital focus on spine, sports medicine, extremities care and orthopedic trauma. NorthShore University HealthSystem is the official healthcare partner of the Chicago Bears and Chicago Blackhawks professional hockey team.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago).
Established in 1972 after a consolidation of Chicago's Passavant Memorial and Wesley Memorial, Northwestern Memorial is one of the few hospitals designated as a Model System of Care for spinal cord injury. The hospital includes the Acute Spinal Cord Injury Center and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, which are both part of the Midwest Regional Spinal Injury Care System. The department of orthopedic surgery also treats patients with arthritis, extreme deformities, knee injuries and sports medicine. The physicians participate in clinical trials with the National Institute of Health.

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