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About our Department

The Department of orthopedics and physical rehabilitation, along with the Division of Rheumatology, form the renowned University of Massachusetts Medical School/University of Massachusetts Memorial Health care (UMMS/UMMHC) Musculoskeletal Center of Excellence.
The Center focuses on clinical care and research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders. Patients have access to preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services for musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. This includes a direct link to the advanced, highly specialized services located on the three UMMS/UMMHC campuses.
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Orthopedic services provided include:

  • Arthritis and Joint Pain Treatment
  • Hand and upper extremity surgery and therapy
  • Joint Replacement
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Physiatry
  • Spine surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Trauma care for orthopedic injuries
     


              The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) attracted over $290.9 million in NIH funding in 2020, placing it at the 21st place (up from 38th in 2019) among the 140 medical schools, public and private, that receive NIH funding according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Biomedical Research. UMMS innovative programs are the centerpiece of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Initiative. Consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the leading medical schools in the nation for primary care education, UMMS comprises a medical school, graduate school of nursing, graduate school of biomedical sciences and an active research enterprise, and is a leader in health sciences education, research and public service.

    UMMS is the academic partner of UMass Memorial Health Care, a regional leader in orthopedic care with programs encompassing general and specialty orthopedic services.