About Us

Why the Kaplan Joint Center?
Our Surgeons
Conditions We Treat

"The staff is very friendly and was very good, booking back-to-back appointments for both me and my husband."
- Grateful patient

Why the Kaplan Joint Center?

Patients of all ages come to the Kaplan Joint Center because they can no longer walk, run, golf, lift their children and grandchildren and do any number of other daily activities without severe pain, stiffness and loss of flexibility.

Their joints have been damaged by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteonecrosis, childhood conditions and trauma. Our nationally renowned surgeons, collaborating with an internist, nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists and others, help them return to the things they miss.

A collaboration of Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Joint Center offers a continuum of exceptional, well-coordinated surgical and nonsurgical care. Our nationally renowned surgeons perform a wide variety of surgical procedures for the hip, knee and shoulder, including joint replacement, minimally invasive arthroscopy, and revision joint replacement.

Nonsurgical options include joint injections and fitness and weight loss programs. We also offer a “prehabilitation” program for people who need to improve their physical condition before joint surgery.

How We Work

Our Surgeons
Our surgeons are not only expert at even the most complex joint reconstructions, but also national leaders in the field. They conduct research at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and MGH with the goals of improving clinical outcomes and innovating new surgical techniques. They have published in numerous prestigious orthopedic journals and textbooks. They lecture nationally and internationally and are involved in teaching the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons.

Faculty Criteria for the Kaplan Joint Center includes:

  • Fellowship in arthroplasty
  • Monthly attendance at orthopaedic service line meetings (a multi-disciplinary team made up of surgeons, operating room nurses, inpatient nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, orthopaedic educators, nurse practitioners, anesthesiologists, orthopaedic physician assistants, operating room supply managers, researchers, case managers and medical internists)
  • Monthly attendance at Joint Center department meetings
  • Arthroplasty indications grand rounds involvement
  • Participation in at least one orthopaedic service line committee
  • Addition of all patients to the Joint Center Registry, an outcomes and research tool
  • Continuity of care - patients seen in the Joint Center stay in the Joint Center and are not seen in private offices
  • Commitment to best evidence-based implant practices
  • Academic title at MGH for participation in Fellowship
  • Commitment to teaching - residents, fellows and students
  • Participatory attendance at grand rounds, M and M, core arthroplasty lectures and orthopaedic department quality improvement initiatives


A sample of the conditions we treat

  • osteoarthritis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • traumatic arthritis
  • avascular necrosis
  • repetitive motion injury
  • shoulder pain and problems, including dislocation, separation, bursitis, impingement syndrome, tendonitis, rotator cuff tear, frozen shoulder and fracture
  • osteonecrosis
  • femoral- acetabular impingement
  • degenerative joint disease
  • cartilage and labral injury
  • joint malalignment
  • ligament and tendon tears

To make an appointment or find out more about the Kaplan Joint Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, please call us at 855-KNEE-HIP (855-563-3447) or email us.

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