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Running can stress the normal biomechanics of the lumbar spine. Learn how to run with the correct form from experts. About this event Approximately 50 million people in the United States participate in some form of running or jogging, which can stress the normal biomechanics of the lumbar spine. Join Wentworth-Douglass Hospital’s orthopedic surgeon and […]

Dr. Couture Named Team Physician for USA Nordic Sports

By SOSMed Admin | September 17, 2020

We are excited to announce that Dr. Christopher Couture of Wentworth Health Partners Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and the Wentworth-Douglass Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has been named Head Nordic Combined Team Physician for USA Nordic Sports! In this role, Dr. Couture will ensure the Nordic Combined Team has medical coverage for all […]

Jennifer Hopp, MD, CAQSM, a board-certified sports medicine physician, has joined Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and Wentworth Health Partners Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Dr. Hopp will lead the new Women’s Sports Medicine Program located at the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Portsmouth Outpatient Center – 67 Corporate Drive, Building A. Dr. Hopp will provide focused sports medicine care for Seacoast women of […]

New Hampshire Magazine publishes a list of New Hampshire’s Top Doctors annually using data gathered by national research firm, Castle Connolly. The 2020 list includes 399 doctors in 57 specialties, all nominated by their peers. We are proud that Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and Wentworth Health Partners have nearly 60 medical staff members on this list – […]

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital has opened expanded orthopedic, sports medicine and rehabilitation services at the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Portsmouth Outpatient Center. The center features fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons specializing in general orthopedics, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, joint replacements, spine care, and hand and knee surgery collaborating with experienced rheumatologists and physical and occupational therapists.  The providers will offer enhanced access […]

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 | July 28, August 5 & 13

By SOSMed Admin | July 26, 2019

Providers from SOSMed will be providing school sports pre-participation physicals. July 28 & August 13, 2020 | 5:30 – 7:00pm Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 7 Marsh Brook Drive | Somersworth, NH August 5, 2020 | 5:30 – 7:00pm Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 67 Corporate Drive, Building A | Portsmouth, NH Limited walk-ins […]

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…