Dr. Perlmutter's practice focuses exclusively on disorders of the shoulder with a particular interest in arthroscopic treatment of rotator cuff tears.
- Clinical Interests
- Shoulder arthroscopy
- Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis/stiffness)
- Rotator cuff repairs
- Revision arthroscopic shoulder surgery
- Medical Education
- MD, Hahnemann School of Medicine
- Residency, Jackson Memorial Hospital
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Board Certifications
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Waltham: Mass General Waltham
- Insurances Accepted
- Aetna Health Inc.
- AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
- AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
- Beech Street
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
- BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
- Cigna (PAL #'s)
- Commonwealth Care Alliance
- Fallon Community HealthCare
- Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - other
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
- Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
- Humana/Choice Care PPO
- Medicare - ACD
- Railroad Medicare
- Railroad Medicare - ACD
- Senior Whole Health
- Tufts Health Plan
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
- United Healthplan (non-HMO) - other
Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.
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Dr. Perlmutter completed the Carter Rowe Shoulder Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1993 and has been an active staff member since. A member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, he has extensively published and lectured on disorders of the shoulder. Dr. Perlmutter is a Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.
- Research Summary
Dr. Perlmutter's research interests include:
- Axillary nerve injuries in athletes
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder
- Adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder
- Acromioclavicular joint biomechanics
- Perlmutter GS, Leffert RD, Zarins B. Direct injury to the axillary nerve in athletes playing contact sports. American Journal of Sports Medicine 1997; 25(1):65-68.
- Perlmutter GS, Apruzzese W. Axillary nerve injuries in contact sports: recommendations for treatment and rehabilitation. Sports Medicine 1998; 26(5):351-361.
- Perlmutter GS, Leffert RD. Pectoralis major tendon transfer for serratus anterior muscle paralysis. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 1999; 81A(3):377-384.
- Perlmutter, GS. Axillary nerve injury. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 1999; 368: 28-36.
- Leffert RD, Perlmutter GS. Thoracic outlet syndrome: Results of 282 transaxillary first rib resections. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 1999; 368: 66-79.
Boston, MA 02114
40 Second Avenue, 2nd Floor
Waltham, MA 02451-1132