Dartmouth Health Orthopaedics

We know it’s important to do the things you love. But what if you have questions about whether you can still do them? Can I go for that hike? Can I still carry my grandkids? Can I play in that game on Saturday?

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Dartmouth Health’s expert providers are here to help you get back to it. We treat every injury, condition and person uniquely, because we know that personalized care leads to better outcomes.

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Why choose Dartmouth Health for your orthopaedic needs?

Our experienced surgeons and providers are some of the best in the region, trained to treat even the most complex orthopaedic conditions. We work with you to develop a treatment plan based on your needs and goals – including surgical and non-surgical treatments.

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World-Class Expertise

Our board-certified surgeons have years of experience and perform more than 2,000 joint replacement surgeries each year.

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Care Focused on You

You have a choice where you’re treated. Our orthopaedic care team has more than 75 providers. We create your treatment plan with you – so you’re in the know, all the way.

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Advanced Technologies

Our surgeons play key roles in researching and creating new technologies that improve the accuracy and efficiency of joint replacement surgery.

U.S. News & World Report
2023-24 Best Hospital Rankings

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is rated high performing in Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement.

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital is rated high performing in Hip Replacement.

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Back and spine

Pain in your back and spine can make even the smallest movements difficult. Our specialists and surgeons work closely with you to personalize your treatment for better results. Dartmouth Health has providers who offer specialized diagnoses and advanced treatment plans for pain and spine conditions.

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Foot and ankle

From cutting-edge surgeries to non-surgical treatments like orthotics or physical therapy, we'll take the time to find the best solution for your condition. The most common conditions we treat are:

  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Heel pain
  • Sports injury
  • Tendon and ligament injuries

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Hand and wrist

Our specialists are trained in the latest treatments and procedures for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Distal radius fractures
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Hand and wrist tumors
  • Trigger finger

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Our experienced hip surgeons, specialized nurses and other providers will help you find the treatment that works best for you. For some patients, we offer minimally invasive surgical techniques that help ensure quicker recovery times and less pain. Some patients can go home the same day as their surgery. Our most common treatments include:

  • Hip arthroscopy, in which your surgeon will look inside the hip with a tiny camera to diagnose your condition
  • Total hip replacement, including revisions of prior knee replacements and minimally invasive approaches
  • Partial hip replacement
  • Hip resurfacing, an alternative to hip replacement that involves capping the two parts of your hip joint with metal to help your hip move more smoothly
  • Hip osteotomy, which involves reshaping your hip to help improve its alignment

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Our surgeons, nurses and providers are specialized in the most advanced knee treatments, including minimally invasive ones. Our most common surgical treatments include:

  • Knee arthroscopy, in which your surgeon will look inside the knee with a tiny camera to diagnose your condition
  • Total knee replacement, including revisions of prior knee replacements
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Computer-assisted knee replacement, which can be more precise and lead to better outcomes
  • Knee osteotomy, which involves reshaping your tibia (shinbone) or femur (thighbone) to relieve pressure on your knee

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Shoulder and elbow

Our surgeons, nurses and providers are highly experienced in shoulder care, including the latest minimally invasive surgeries. We'll help you find a shoulder treatment that works for you, such as:

  • Shoulder arthroscopy, which involves using a tiny camera to see inside the shoulder to diagnose conditions
  • Shoulder instability repairs
  • Shoulder joint replacement, including reverse total shoulder replacements
  • Shoulder reconstruction surgeries
  • Rotator cuff repairs
  • Nonsurgical treatments, such as physical therapy, casting and pain-relieving medications

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Sports Medicine

Our sports medicine providers expertly treat sport-related injuries to get you back to doing what you love most. At APD, DHMC and New London hospital, we also offer PRP (platelet-rich plasma therapy) and ultrasound-guided injections when appropriate.

Some of the most common injuries we treat include:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • ACL tears
  • Diagnosis and treatment of pediatric and adult sport injuries
  • Fracture management
  • Hip impingement and labral tears
  • Knee injuries
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Tendon ruptures

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Provider and patient stories

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Know your knees: ACL injury prevention

Neal Goldenberg, MD, chair of Sports Medicine at Cheshire Medical Center, discusses how athletes can prevent ACL injury, a very common, career-threatening injury.

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Vincent Pellegrini, Jr., MD, honored by American Orthopaedic Association

The AOA honors exemplary orthopaedic surgeons, past and present, as Pillars of the orthopaedic specialty.

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Timothy Lin, MD, joins APD Orthopaedic Team

APD is pleased to announce the addition of orthopaedic surgeon Timothy Lin, MD, to our orthopaedic team.

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The best orthopaedic care from Dartmouth Health.

Learn more about our providers by clicking on the Meet our providers links below.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center


  • One Medical Center Drive
  • Lebanon, NH 03756
  • Reception 3A, 3C, and 3D

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New London Hospital


  • 273 County Road
  • New London, NH 03257

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Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital


  • 10 Alice Peck Day Dr
  • Lebanon, NH 03766

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Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Concord


  • 253 Pleasant Street
  • Concord, NH 03301

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Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Manchester


  • 100 Hitchcock Way
  • Manchester, NH 03104

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Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Nashua


  • 2300 Southwood Drive, Level 3
  • Nashua, NH 03063

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Cheshire Medical Center


  • 580 Court Street
  • Keene, NH 03431

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