Holy Family Hospital

Bone and Joint Team

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Rated number one in the region and a Blue Distinction Center® for hip and knee replacement surgery.

The bone and joint team at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen is home to board-certified physicians trained at some of the most prestigious medical schools and hospitals in the country. We provide cutting-edge medicine, minimally invasive techniques and state-of-the-art pain management for a wide range of joint replacement and sports-related procedures.

Holy Family provides custom rehabilitation services here at the hospital during your post-surgical care and through our home care and outpatient sports medicine/rehabilitation center. Learn more about our sports medicine services.

We Keep the Valley Moving

Holy Family Hospital stands committed to quality orthopedic care from start to finish, with a team approach in mind. In developing a seamless treatment plan, our board-certified physicians and orthopedic surgeons work with a staff of specially trained nurses, dieticians, and therapists. Cutting edge medicine, minimally invasive techniques, and advanced pain management are used to help patients suffering from impaired joint function to regain mobility as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Patients planning surgery at Holy Family are first invited to attend the bone and joint class, an informational forum where they can learn about all stages of their treatment experience, from pre-surgery planning through recovery and discharge home. It is also a chance for patients to meet members of the Holy Family bone and joint team, as well as their appointed case manager, who will be their on site partner during the entire treatment path.

Before you visit our hospital for surgery, please make sure you read our pre-surgery checklist.

Learn more about orthopedic surgery at Holy Family Hospital in Metheun.

Our Team

Some of the most talented orthopedists around have chosen to call Holy Family ‘home’, and the greater Merrimack Valley experiences the benefits every day. These are physicians who have trained at medical schools such as Harvard, Vanderbilt, and Cornell and who have had fellowships at prestigious institutions such as Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Yale-New Haven, and Children’s Hospital Boston.

Team physicians are board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, which means they have met stringent skill, knowledge and experience requirements.


When You Want Excellence

The bone and joint team physicians represent the very latest in medical science and a commitment to compassionate care that is unsurpassed. Our team is a leader for Merrimack Valley hospitals in overall orthopedic procedures and outcomes.

What It Means to be a Blue Distinction Center®

Holy Family Hospital is proud to have earned the Blue Distinction in knee and hip replacement and spine surgeries. BlueCross and BlueShield of Massachusetts administers the Blue Distinction program to help consumers find health care facilities that have better overall outcomes, including fewer medical complications, fewer readmissions and higher survival rates, in the delivery of specialty care. To acquire this designation, Holy Family was measured against its peers in several criteria including patient outcomes, procedure volume, breadth of services, and process. Holy Family Hospital's advanced training programs and specialty-based patient care teams, as well as its commitment to evidence-based practice and quality improvement, were key factors in earning the Blue Distinction.

When You Need Compassion

We understand that this can be a very stressful time for you and your family. It’s important to us that you feel well cared for and that you know we care about you as a whole person. This is why we do not treat every individual the same. Compassion is something you should expect when you visit Holy Family.



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