For relief from pain and limited mobility—see an orthopaedic doctor

Most of us move our bodies without a second thought. We walk, run, lift, bend and play without ever thinking about it—until an injury or illness limits us in some way. The seemingly "effortless" movement of our bodies actually relies on a complex set of coordinated systems with the musculoskeletal system. The body's bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, cartilage, tendons and connective tissue give the body its form and stability, as well as movement.

So whether you're coping with a simple sports- or accident-related injury, a complex injury due to trauma, or you're dealing with the painful effects of a condition that limits your mobility and causes pain, our orthopaedic doctors at Main Line Health see patients at locations throughout the western suburbs of Philadelphia. You'll also find that some of our doctors are among the top orthopaedic surgeons in the Philadelphia region.

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Orthopaedic treatment option

Orthopaedic doctors at Main Line Health treat:

  • Arthritis pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Cartilage, tendon and ligament injuries
  • Broken bones, dislocations, joints
  • Sports injuries
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Herniated disks
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylosis

We are experts in treating sports and trauma-related injuries that happen after a blow or force such as being tackled in football or wiping out on your skateboard, as well as overuse injuries such as stress fractures and tendonitis.

We also have some of the best orthopaedic surgeons in Philadelphia for wear and tear injuries and those associated with health conditions such as arthritis, bursitis and tendonitis.

If you're having joint, shoulder or back or neck pain, you can find out more about your condition and treatment options at one of our events, hosted by an orthopaedic navigator:

Why choose Main Line Health for orthopaedic services?

Nonsurgical and state-of-the-art minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery

With more than 100 orthopaedic doctors who perform thousands of orthopaedic treatments procedures every year, we offer nonsurgical treatments such as steroidal injections, physical therapy and other state-of-the-art techniques to relieve muscle and joint pain and improve movement. We are also leaders in minimally invasive, muscle-sparing orthopaedic surgery procedures that offer a faster recovery with some procedures even done in an outpatient setting.

Leaders in orthopaedic precision and experts in custom-fit procedures

We use robotic-assisted technologies for partial and total knee and hip replacement and NAVIO® for total knee replacement to increase precision and improve outcomes for joint replacement procedures. We were among the first to perform reverse total shoulder replacement surgery and custom-fit knee replacement surgery; we are also leaders in cartilage restoration using the body's own healthy cartilage to replace the damaged.

Before your joint replacement surgery, you can participate in hip and knee pain seminars in your community to learn more about your condition, and to better understand your surgery and ask any questions that may concern you about your hospital stay and rehabilitation. Your room will be private if your procedure requires a hospital stay, and your postsurgical physical rehabilitation therapy is available in many locations and at varying levels of intensity based on your needs.

Ranked best hospitals for orthopaedic care

U.S. News & World Report has rated Lankenau Medical Center as High Performing for orthopedics, back surgery (spinal fusion), hip fracture, hip replacement and knee replacement for 2022-2023.

U.S. News & World Report has rated Bryn Mawr Hospital as High Performing for orthopedics, back surgery (spinal fusion), hip fracture, hip replacement and knee replacement for 2022-2023.

U.S. News & World Report has rated Paoli Hospital as High Performing for orthopedics, back surgery (spinal fusion), hip fracture and knee replacement for 2022-2023.

U.S. News & World Report has rated Riddle Hospital as High Performing for hip replacement and knee replacement for 2022-2023.

Surgical expertise across multiple specialties and a collaborative approach

For more complex conditions and injuries, many of Main Line Health's orthopaedic doctors have expertise in medical subspecialties such as hand surgery, brain and spine surgery, and oncology. Your Main Line Health orthopaedic surgeon will help you in your decision-making about your specific condition and treatment options. We offer evaluations, minimally invasive surgeries, hip and knee replacement procedures, hand surgeries, neuro-orthopaedic procedures, and physical therapy to prepare you for your procedure as well as physical therapy after your procedure, available at all four of our acute care hospitals.

To schedule an appointment with an orthopaedic specialist at Main Line Health, call 1.866.CALL.MLH (225.5654) or use our secure online appointment request form.