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Musculoskeletal Medicine

Managing Non-Operative Injuries and Chronic Pain

Orthopaedics has a rheumatologist and nurse practitioner to help in the care of patients with non-operative musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This team works closely with the surgeon members of the department so that the appropriate medical or surgical care can be provided to all patients. Screening and care of patients with back pain as part of our Spine Center is an important component of this division.

Diagnosis and Medical Management

BIDMC's active musculoskeletal medicine program provides diagnosis and medical management for acute, sub-acute and chronic non-surgical musculoskeletal complaints.

Treatments

Treatments include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Joint aspiration
  • Trigger point injections
  • Chronic pain interventions
  • Bracing and casting for a wide variety of disorders

Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Expertise

Our team has proven expertise in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis as well as soft tissue rheumatic disease. This service is easily accessible and appointments are made for within 48 hours.

Musculoskeletal Medicine Specialist Profiles

To read a brief profile on our musculoskeletal medicine specialists, click on the following links:

Contact Information

Carl J. Shapiro Department of Orthopaedics
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-3940

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