“I like to help people using the least invasive procedures possible”
“Our goal is to help our patients achieve a pain-free existence and a level of function that they’re happy with.” says Mark Sprague, MD, a board certified orthopedic surgeon who arrived at Berkshire Health Systems in the fall of 2006.
He specializes in Shoulder and Knee surgery as well as cartilage restoration procedures. “It’s really cartilage transplantation,” he explains. Healthy cells are harvested from the patient and sent to a laboratory, where over a period of weeks they are propagated. Then new larger population of cartilage cells are re-implanted in the knee.
Dr. Sprague earned his medical degree at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York and completed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital. As the recipient of a sports fellowship at the New England Baptist Hospital in 2005-2006, he provided sideline medical expertise to the Boston Celtics and athletic teams at Tufts, Harvard, and Northeastern universities.
“A lot of people out there are suffering from ‘Boomeritis’ – they’re older, but they want to perform like they used to. We educate them about stretching, strengthening, cross-training, as well as off-season exercise protocols so they can stay fit and avoid injuries as well not returning too soon after an injury.”