Orthopedics | Holy Family


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Holy Family Hospital is First Hospital in Massachusetts to Earn Advanced Certification for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery from Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation. This advanced certification was developed in response to the growing number of patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement surgery. Holy Family Hospital is also nationally recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts as a Blue Distinction Center® Plus for excellence in hip and knee replacements.

Holy Family Hospital's Center for Orthopedic Excellence performs nearly 2,000 adult and pediatric procedures each year.

With a team of more than two-dozen skilled orthopedic surgeons and physicians assistants, Holy Family specializes in innovative, minimally invasive techniques and treatment options. Whether you are a competitive athlete or weekend warrior, you don’t want injuries and pain to keep you on the sidelines.

Our board-certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons and spine surgeons use cutting-edge medicine, advanced surgical techniques, and state-of-the-art pain management to help patients regain mobility as quickly and painlessly as possible. Our multidisciplinary team of physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, and rehabilitation specialists assist with advanced diagnostics and treatment options, whether the condition is acute or chronic.

Sports Medicine/Bone and Joint Care
Our specialists are trained to treat everything from acute conditions such as fractures, ankle sprains, muscle strains, bone infections, and knee, hip and shoulder injuries, as well as injuries caused by overuse, such as tendonitis and stress fractures. They also specialize in chronic conditions such as arthritis, osteonecrosis or general joint failure. Medical treatments, such as rehabilitation, bracing, and injections are often considered first, but the progression of symptoms may eventually make day-to-day life so difficult that surgical techniques become the best option.

There are many surgical treatments available. Your surgeon will explain your options and together you will decide which one is best for your condition and overall health. Our highly qualified surgeons are skilled at:

  • Total joint replacement for the knee, hip and shoulder
  • Advanced anterior hip replacements
  • Partial knee resurfacing
  • Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Other minimally invasive techniques

Custom rehabilitation services are provided at the hospital during post-surgical care and through our home care and outpatient rehabilitation center.

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery
Holy Family Hospital is home to the most experienced Mako™ team in the region. Holy Family Hospital was the first hospital in the Merrimack Valley to provide Mako Partial Knee and Mako total hip replacement procedures for patients suffering from early- to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee and hip.

Spine Surgery
Our team of orthopedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons are specially trained in non-operative therapies, as well as advanced surgical techniques. They offer minimally invasive procedures for symptoms of back pain to spinal injuries and disorders. The team includes physiatrists, physical therapists and pain management specialists.

Treatment is available for many conditions, including:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Degenerative spondylolisthesis
  • Fractures
  • Injuries resulting from trauma, work-related accidents
  • Osteoporosis and compression fractures
  • Spinal deformities (scoliosis and kyphosis)
  • Sports injuries

Our experienced spine surgeons are skilled in many procedures, including minimally invasive techniques, which provide faster recovery, less discomfort and fewer complications for our patients:

  • Anterior cervical disc excision and fusion
  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Hydrodiscectomy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laparoscopic anterior lumbar interbody fusion
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally invasive lumbar fusion
  • Posterior lumbar instrumented fusion

Our Team

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Please note: Our Steward DoctorFinder team does not book appointments for psychiatry, physical and occupational therapy, bariatric consultations, or radiology testing such as mammograms and x-rays. These appointments can be booked by calling the hospital department directly.

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You can also book online with select Steward Medical Group primary care and women's health providers using ZocDoc.


    Good News For Bad Knees Minimally invasive surgical technique provides a partial knee replacement option for conditions like osteoarthritis.
    Arthritis Makes Simple Tasks Difficult If you have a noticeable ache or pain at the base of your thumb that is aggravated by the weather, you could have osteoarthritis of the thumb. This condition, also known as carpo-metacarpal joint arthritis, is caused when the gliding surface (cartilage) of a joint becomes worn and degraded resulting in a painful and stiff joint. It’s common, generally appears when people are in their fifties, and is much more prevalent in women.
    Pre-Surgery Checklist At Holy Family, we want to make sure that you are prepared for your surgery in order to ensure the best outcome possible. There are some medical factors for you to prepare for and some lifestyle preparations you can make to smooth the eventual transition from hospital to home.