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Now Offering Virtual Appointments

By SOSMed Admin | March 26, 2020

Keeping our patients healthy and safe during this difficult time is our highest priority. While we’ve had to postpone many non-urgent appointments and procedures, we want to make sure you are receiving the care you need. Therefore, we are pleased to be offering virtual telehealth appointments with our orthopedic providers. Call the office to find […]

Get Your Go Back! Dr. David Thut, of Wentworth Health Partners Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, will discuss the Conformis custom 3D Knee Replacement. Plus, Katrina Lampros, MPT, will share how our joint specialized physical therapy team will help you prepare for and recover after surgery.   Presented by: Dr. David Thut and Katrina Lampros, […]

Four surgeons from Spain, Suriname, and Italy visited Wentworth-Douglass Hospital on Wednesday to observe orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Thut perform total knee replacement surgeries using the Conformis Total Knee. Dr. Thut is among an elite group of surgeons who Conformis uses to train other surgeons on its innovative system. Conformis provides the only fully customized […]

Osteoporosis is treatable, reversible, and can be prevented for longer periods of time. For more information, read the National Council for Aging Care’s Osteoporosis Defined: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments.  

Technology developed right here in Boston is helping patients with chronic knee pain avoid knee replacement surgery. MACI implants are now being done in the US after getting FDA approval last year. The procedure uses the patient’s own cells to heal damaged cartilage. No plastic, no metal, and it’s one and done. Watch this NBC […]

Whether you’re a competitive athlete or an everyday exercise-lover suffering from a major injury or minor discomfort, PRP injections may be the right treatment option for you.

Thomas (Tom) J Rotunda, an MRI and quality management technologist for Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, published an article, “Reducing Occurrences of MR-related Claustrophobia in Patients With PTSD,” in the September/October 2017 issue of Radiologic Technology, the Journal of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. The article explores the issues of PTSD, the MR environment, […]

Consumer Perspective on Total Knee Replacement

By David Thut, MD | September 8, 2016

One of Dr. Thut’s patients wrote this thoughtful article about her personal experience with total knee replacement — from a healthcare consumer’s point of view. The story was published in the leading journal for the healthcare reimbursement process.

Advances in Meniscus Repair Technology

By David Thut, MD | June 9, 2016

There are two types of cartilage in the knee. The first is the articular cartilage which is the smooth surface on the ends of the bones that allows the joint to glide without friction. Meniscus cartilages are soft tissues that act as a cushion to protect the articular cartilage from wearing out…

The Decision to have Joint Replacement

By David Thut, MD | January 22, 2015

The decision to undergo an elective orthopedic surgery such as total knee replacement is different from the decision for most other types of surgery…

I often hear people ask the question “What is the difference between an orthopedic spine surgeon and a neurosurgeon…

My Trip to Africa

By Charles Blitzer, MD | September 2, 2014

I recently enjoyed spending 3 weeks in Zimbabwe. The visit was primarily to catch up with family as my son lives in Harare…

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..