Berkshire Medical Center and Fairview Hospital provide patients with access to state-of-the-art orthopaedic surgical services. A highly-skilled team of surgeons from Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates, serving Central and South Berkshire, and Orthopedic Associates of Northern Berkshire, serving Northern Berkshire and Southern Vermont, offer the community general orthopaedic care and the latest in minimally-invasive techniques. These board certified surgeons use the Crane Center for Ambulatory Surgery and BMC's operating suites, providing revolutionizing orthopaedic surgical procedures for patients of all ages. With smaller incisions, less pain and fewer complications, minimally invasive surgery is now enabling patients to return to active lives as quickly as possible.
The practice focuses on young to middle-aged athletes; hip, knee and shoulder reconstruction and replacement for "baby boomers" and older patients, and care and treatment for complex fractures and other trauma to bones and joints. New pain management techniques not available even a few years ago have positively impacted orthopaedic surgery. The surgeons use pre-operative and post-operative pain management to get their patients home and into physical therapy quicker.
The region's most experienced orthopaedic practice, Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates provide the community with around-the-clock care, a commitment to excellent patient results, and leading edge surgical techniques and treatment.
BMC is also on the cutting edge of Joint Replacement Surgery, and has been honored nationally for its quality by The Joint Commission, which has designated BMC as a Center of Excellence for Hip & Knee Replacement and by Blue Cross Blue Shield, which has named the hospital's program a Blue Distinction Center for Hip & Knee Replacement.
In 2013, BMC began providing the Anterior Hip Approach to Hip Replacement Surgery, the most advanced procedure to date in hip replacement, which results in less pain, a faster recovery and increased mobility right after surgery when compared to traditional hip replacement surgery.