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, the orthopaedic doctors at Main Line Health see patients at locations throughout 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're 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 orthopaedics at Main Line Health

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're also leaders in minimally invasive, muscle-sparing orthopaedic surgery procedures that offer a faster recovery with some procedures even done in an outpatient setting.

We were among the first to perform reverse total shoulder replacement surgery and custom-fit knee replacement surgery; we're 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. 

Surgical expertise across multiple specialties and a collaborative approach

For more complex conditions and injuries, Orthopaedics at Main Line Health offers a team of orthopaedic doctors with expertise in medical subspecialties such as hand surgery, brain surgery, spine surgery and oncology. Your 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.