Mass General’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is a trusted leader in the research and treatment of the full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions.

Mass General's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is one of the oldest and highest regarded orthopedic programs in the world. Our international faculty teach at Harvard Medical School, and education, training and research are key to our clinical practice. Massachusetts General Hospital is a founding member of Mass General Brigham, a collaborative working group of some of the best hospitals, clinics and research centers in the country.

The Department offers orthopaedic services for children and adults, with specialization in joint replacement, shoulder, spine, hand and arm, foot and ankle, oncology and orthopedic trauma. Our sports medicine program treats elite athletes competing at the highest levels of professional sports, including Olympians, collegiate athletes, the New England Patriots and the Boston Bruins.

Our Promise

We will provide our patients with high-quality, compassionate care. We fulfill this promise by:

  • Working with you to develop a treatment plan designed to get you back to doing the things you love quickly and safely
  • Innovating minimally invasive techniques and incorporating the latest technology in the operating room to refine and improve care
  • Sharing our research globally and training the next generation of clinicians
  • Holding our surgical faculty to the highest clinical, academic and ethical standards

Full Spectrum of Patient Care

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery sees every patient who comes to us for care, in-person, or through our convenient virtual platforms. Our doctors attend more than 130,000 patient appointments each year. We excel at the latest surgical techniques when warranted, but treat every condition as conservatively as possible, minimizing disruptions to your daily routine. In rare cases where a member of our team cannot treat you, we can refer you to someone who can. If a past surgery is troubling you, or you'd simply like a second opinion on a doctor's orthopedic recommendations, we are here for you.

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