About Us

Why the Kaplan Joint Center?
Our Surgeons
Conditions We Treat
An Award-Winning Program

"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 other daily activities without pain, stiffness and loss of flexibility.

Their joints have been damaged by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteonecrosis, childhood conditions and trauma. Our Kaplan Joint Center team, including surgeons, an internist, nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists and other health care specialists, help patients return to their everyday activities and favorite pastimes.

A collaboration of Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, the Joint Center offers a continuum of exceptional, well-coordinated care. Our 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 treatments include joint injections, fitness and weight loss programs. We also offer a “prehabilitation” program for people to improve their physical condition before joint surgery.

How We Work

Our Surgeons
Our surgeons, leaders in the field of orthopaedics, are experts at routine and complex joint reconstructions. They conduct research at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital with the goals of improving clinical outcomes and innovating new surgical techniques. They have published extensively in orthopaedic journals and textbooks. They lecture nationally and internationally and are involved in teaching the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons.

Our Kaplan Joint Center team is committed to clinical excellence and continuous improvement, including:

  • Conducting monthly multi-disciplinary orthopaedic team meetings 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
  • Commitment to evidence-based best practices and continuity of care
  • Participating in Orthopaedic Department quality improvement initiatives
  • Monthly Joint Center meetings
  • Providing continuing arthroplasty education for other Hospital departments
  • Commitment to teaching - residents, fellows and students orthopaedic committees
  • Joint Center Registry – an outcomes and research tool

Conditions We Treat
Expert surgeons provide a variety of surgical options for conditions such as:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Traumatic arthritis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Joint malalignment
  • Femoral-acetabular impingement
  • Cartilage and labral injury
  • Ligament and tendon tears
  • Repetitive motion injury
  • Shoulder pain and problems, including dislocation, separation, bursitis, impingement syndrome, tendonitis, rotator cuff tear, frozen shoulder and fracture

An Award-Winning Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has recognized Newton-Wellesley Hospital with a Blue Distinction® Designation for demonstrating reliability in delivering knee/hip replacement with better overall outcomes for patients. Blue Distinction is a nationwide program that recognizes medical facilities that meet a national set of objective, evidence-based thresholds for clinical quality. This designation indicates to patients and their physicians that Newton-Wellesley met objective, evidence-based selection criteria that demonstrate reliability in delivering knee/hip replacement, with better overall outcomes for patients. As a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, Newton-Wellesley offers comprehensive inpatient knee and hip replacement services (including total knee replacement, total hip replacement and hip resurfacing).

To learn more about the Kaplan Joint Center or to make an appointment to be seen within 48 hours, please visit us at nwh.org/jointcenter, call us at 855-KNEE-HIP (855-563-3447) or email us.