Our Orthopedic Services
The team at Mansfield Orthopaedics and Copley Hospital offer individually-focused therapeutic solutions for patients of all ages and physical conditions, including:
- Exercises to strengthen muscles, bones, and joints
- Anti-inflammatory medications or injections to relieve pain
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Joint replacement surgery
We work with the patient to develop care plans that consider all aspects of the patient’s condition, values, and lifestyle. And we take the time to make sure our patients are educated and engaged every step of the way – from diagnosis through recovery.
Foot and Ankle
The foot and ankle contain two of the most intricate networks of connective tissue in the body. When injury, disease, or other anomalies affects your foot or ankle, it becomes extremely difficult to perform daily functions. Patients seek care from our orthopedists for foot-related problems including sprains and fractures, tendonitis, bunions, ingrown toenails, bone spurs, heel pain, and diabetic foot ulcers.
While many of these problems can be treated with R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation), shoe inserts, targeted exercises and prescription medications, some cases may require surgery. Minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery can alleviate pain, reduce the risk of further damage, and speed up recovery.
Hand and Wrist
We rely on our hands and wrists to perform countless tasks. Even a small, localized injury can hamper your professional and personal life. Physicians and orthopedists recommend taking breaks when performing repetitive tasks such as typing, digging, and carrying heavy objects, and wearing wrist guards when playing high-impact sports. If you are suffering from an injury that doesn’t heal on its own, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, our orthopedists can diagnose the problem and provide a treatment plan that best meets your individual needs.
Patients with hip pain often suffer from osteoarthritis (OA) or degenerative joint disease (DJD). These diseases occur when the cartilage separating adjacent bones erodes, causing the bones to rub against each other, causing pain, swelling, and weakness. Our orthopedists can recommend safe hip exercises to help reduce pain and strengthen the surrounding muscles. If exercises and medication don’t help, total joint replacement can help you regain healthy hip function. For acute hip injuries such as fractures, we offer trauma care and ongoing treatment to ensure a timely and effective healing process.
Accidents and sports injuries can damage the cartilage and have long-term effects on knee function. For patients in their 40’s and older, osteoarthritis can also affect the knee, causing pain during walking, bending, or lifting heavy objects. If physical therapy, medications, knee braces, and cortisone injections don’t help relieve your knee pain, we offer the latest in minimally invasive surgical techniques for knee replacement as well as ACL and MCL repair.
Mansfield Orthopaedics is currently the only practice in Vermont to offer ConforMIS Custom-fit knee implants.
Shoulder pain often occurs due to tissues becoming trapped between the bones. Baseball, tennis, and other sports involving vigorous, repetitive arm movements commonly lead to shoulder injuries. Overextending the shoulder when lifting heavy weights is also a common cause.
Our orthopedists and surgeons have the expertise to treat a wide range of shoulder injuries, including torn rotator cuffs, shoulder impingement syndrome, labral and bicep tears, AC injuries and shoulder dislocation. While less common than hip or knee replacements, shoulder replacement has helped many patients regain mobility and live with less pain. If pain or restricted movement prevents you from performing tasks you were able to do before, shoulder replacement surgery may be your best option.
Total joint replacement involves replacing parts of worn or injured joints with a highly durable plastic or metal device. It is a common surgical procedure for patients suffering from hip, knee, or shoulder pain. Once the joint replacement device, called a prosthesis, is fixed between the afflicted bones, the joint can resume normal function without pain or friction. The prosthesis may be fixed into place with medical cement, or covered with a substance that promotes new tissue growth.
While traditionally reserved for patients over the age of 55, advances in joint replacement surgery make it a safe option for younger patients with extensive limitations due to joint pain. We offer one of the most advanced joint replacement practices in all of Vermont.
The experienced Copley Rehabilitation staff at Mansfield Orthopaedics is ready to help you regain normal daily function following an injury or surgery. From physical and occupational therapy to athletic training to services for young children and older patients, our team strives to provide the highest level of individualized care.