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Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is pleased to welcome Mark Cullen, MD, to the orthopedic surgery team at Wentworth Health Partners Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. He will see patients at the practice’s new office at the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Outpatient Center in Portsmouth. Dr. Mark Cullen has a wide breadth of experience in all aspects of orthopedic surgery. He specializes […]

Sports Physicals | August 6 & 12

By SOSMed Admin | July 26, 2019

Providers from SOSMed will be onsite to provide school sports pre-participation physicals. AUGUST 6 & 12, 2019 | 5:00 – 7:00pm Walk-ins welcome No insurance required Ages 12+ Parent/Guardian must be present Cost – $20 LOCATION: Wentworth Health Partners Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 7 Marsh Brook Drive Somersworth, NH 03878 (603) 742-2007 QUESTIONS? Contact […]

EVENT: Shoulder Problems in the Weekend Athlete

By SOSMed Admin | July 19, 2019

Join us to learn about common overuse injuries and acute shoulder injuries in the weekend athlete. Rotator cuff tendonitis and tears are one of the most common reasons patients come to see orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Mark Cullen’s talk will address nonoperative and operative treatment of rotator cuff problems along with multiple other acute shoulder injuries. […]

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Does Laser Spine Surgery Work?

By Peter Dirksmeier, MD | March 18, 2014

This is a question often asked by patients. The answer is that laser use in spine surgery has never been studied in a controlled clinical trial and lasers are not widely used or accepted as a tool to be used in spinal surgery…

Safety Tip – Decide to Drive

By Charles Blitzer, MD | January 15, 2014

The Orthopaedic Trauma Association has long been striving to help make our roads a safer place for drivers. Clearly there are many factors associated with car crashes. But let’s remember, they are not always just “accidents” that happen. We all refer to an airplane going down as a crash – we know and expect there is a reason it happened, and this is just as true when it comes to our roads…

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery: Is it Really Necessary?

By David Thut, MD | January 2, 2014

You may have noticed a recent article in the New York Times discussing the indications for surgery for meniscus tears. In light of a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine, the author makes the argument that many of the 700,000 arthroscopic knee surgeries done each year may be unnecessary. I agree that this is likely the case..

Safety Tip: Be Smart – Be Bright

By Charles Blitzer, MD | December 24, 2013

As we near the winter solstice (the darkest time of the year) I am reminded frequently while driving how many runners, pedestrians and cyclists fail to wear bright and reflective clothing. Just days ago we had a healthy young adult die as a result of injuries after he had been struck walking along the roadside in the early evening…