Dr. Sastry Leads MAKO Robotics Training at The New England Baptist Hospital

July 2020 – Dr. Akhil Sastry, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and provider at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine recently led a MAKO Robotics training at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Sastry was the sole faculty member to facilitate the launch of their MAKO Robotics training program.

As robotic-assisted knee and hip replacement surgeries penetrate Boston’s most elite academic and fellowship programs, Portsmouth’s very own Mako Master Surgeon Akhil Sastry was selected to facilitate the launch at the New England Baptist, one of the most heralded institutions of orthopaedics in the country.

To prepare for their first robotic knee surgery in a few weeks, Dr. Sastry trained a total of 8 surgeons in this one-time training session and has been invited back to provide additional training to another group of surgeons on August 6, 2020.

Dr. Sastry provided hands-on training and proctoring on how to perform this innovative and cutting-edge procedure. Dr. Sastry was not only one of the first surgeons to perform a robotic-assisted knee replacement in the world in 2017, in addition, he continues to teach and advance robotic concepts with joint replacements nationally. He has been selected to Chair these programs on many occasions and has trained over 100 surgeons from across the country.

To learn more about Dr. Sastry, please click HERE. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sastry, click HERE.

All About Robotic Surgery – Free Webinar – July 8th, 2020

Please join us on Zoom for another FREE virtual webinar with Dr. Michael Morwood on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, from 5:30-6:30pm.

Dr. Morwood will discuss common causes for hip and knee pain and advances in robotic assisted joint replacements that can help you get back to doing what you love. There will be a brief Q & A session following the presentation. If you’re experiencing joint pain, you won’t want to miss this FREE event.

Topics will include understanding joint paint, your treatment options, joint replacement surgery and recovery expectations.

**Registration is required to attend this webinar, to register please click HERE.

New 1.5T Open MRI Available Now!

On June 30th, 2020, we will scan our first patient on a brand new 1.5T open MRI machine. This new MRI machine is one of few in the region that offers this level of detail and clarity, along with the largest field of view to create the most comfortable patient experience.

The state-of-the-art 1.5T GE Voyager is a 70 cm open MRI, and is considered to be the gold standard for imaging. The machine comes fully equipped with new, innovative features including:

-MAVRIC software that allows imaging for patients with implants with no reduction in image quality. As more patients are receiving joint replacements, this is a terrific solution to improve medical care that they need.

-A wider and more comfortable table design that sits lower to the ground, allowing for feet-first or head-first imaging. This features memory foam surfacing, is easier access for patient positioning and accommodates up to 550 lbs.

-The open 70cm of headroom is the most comfortable patient experience without compromising imaging quality. 1.5T imaging is preferred by radiologists.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of having this new machine at our Portsmouth, NH location, please let us know.

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Morwood Hip & Knee Webinar

FREE Webinar with Dr. Michael Morwood – Hip & Knee Replacements

Grab your lunch and join us on Zoom for a virtual webinar with Dr. Michael Morwood on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, from 12–1 p.m.

Dr. Morwood  will discuss common causes for hip and knee pain and advances in robotic assisted joint replacements that can help you get back to doing what you love. There will be a brief Q & A session following the presentation. If you’re experiencing joint pain, you won’t want to miss this FREE event. For more information or to register, please click HERE.

Welcome Matt Lane!

Please help us welcome Matt Lane, our new Director of Business Operations at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine!

To learn more about Matt, read the entire news article HERE.

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We Are Open!

May 1st, 2020 COVID-19 Update

As we prepare to fully reopen at our Portsmouth location on Monday, May 4th, 2020 we want you to know that our primary concern is for our patients and staff’s safety and well-being.

That’s why we have elevated protocols in place to ensure everyone will be protected with COVID-19 compliance procedures. Of course, we are still offering Virtual Visits so you can be seen in the safety and comfort of your own home. And, we still encourage you to call us before visiting an urgent care center or the ER.

Although we are hopeful that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us, we continue to take the threat very seriously. With that in mind, we would like to share this important information:

-We are encouraging all incoming patients to wear a mask, but unfortunately we cannot provide them.

-Adjustments in our scheduling and foot traffic are in place to maintain proper physical distancing.

-Patient companions are discouraged from office visits to limit exposure opportunities. Family or friends will be instructed to wait in their cars. Thank you for understanding.

-Patients will be pre-screened for flu-like symptoms. 

-The seating in our waiting area has been adjusted to foster physical distancing. 

-We are taking measures to provide extra cleaning throughout the building including waiting room chairs, doorknobs, fitness equipment, handrails and bathrooms.

-All employees are wearing masks, frequently washing their hands, and avoiding touching their faces. Employees with flu-like symptoms will stay home and are encouraged to follow up with their primary care doctors.

-Our physical therapy affiliate, ProCare, will be operating with a limited schedule and proper protocols of their own to ensure staff and patient safety. 

We hope you’re staying safe and if you’re suffering from aches and pains, remember that we are dedicated to you and hope to see you soon!
If you have any questions at all about an upcoming appointment, please do not hesitate to call us.

603.431.1121

 

We Are Open & Dedicated To You – Telemedicine Visits Available

ATLANTIC ORTHOPAEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE CORONAVIRUS (COVID – 19) UPDATE
April 16th, 2020

The doctors of Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (AOSM) take the threat of COVID – 19 seriously and will continue to inform our patients of policies and other updates throughout the outbreak. As of right now, we are planning to return to full operating procedures on May 4th, 2020 at our Portsmouth location and May 15th, 2020 at our York location.

– We are offering Telemedicine visits through video conferencing so that you can be seen by one of our providers without having to leave your home. If you have any concerns or questions about a symptom at this time, please do not hesitate to schedule a virtual visit.

– For those patients who feel a physical visit would be more appropriate, please know that we are following the CDC guidelines and taking all necessary precautions to make the office a safe environment for everyone we care for. We are also asking that patients wear a mask to their visits at this time and that the number of family and friends of the patient be limited as much as possible.

– We will continue to schedule routine appointments for acute problems including: fractures, post-ops, cast removal, suture/staple removal,  numbness or weakness or significant pain and possible infections.

– All employees are wearing masks, frequently washing their hands, and avoiding touching their faces. Employees with flu-like symptoms will stay home and are encouraged to follow up with their primary care doctors.

– In addition, we are taking measures to provide extra cleaning throughout the building including waiting room chairs, doorknobs, fitness equipment, handrails and bathrooms.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. As always, we are dedicated to you.

Sincerely,
The Providers of Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

AOSM Physicians Named 2020 Top Orthopaedic Surgeons in NH

We’re so happy to announce that Dr. Sastry, Dr. Noerdlinger and Dr. Quitkin were named 2020 Top Orthopaedic Surgeons in New Hampshire Magazine.

Each year, thousands of physicians licensed to practice in New Hampshire are asked to nominate specialists they would most recommend to family and friends. Those selected as Top Doctors’ received the greatest number of recommendations within 57 specialties and are recognized for their skills and caring.

Their hard work and dedication to their patients is truly appreciated.

Important Information & Update Regarding COVID-19

COVID-19 Update – March 18th, 2020

Please review this latest update to our initial COVID-19 response for additional information and details.
Please be assured that the partners and administration of Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine continues to monitor and manage the ongoing evolution of the COVID-19 virus following the CDC guidelines.
We are focused on balancing the orthopaedic medical needs of our patients with the safety and well being of those same patients, our staff, and the community we care for.

Those patients who have travelled out of the country to: China, Iran, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea the United Kingdom, and all European countries will not be seen for at least two weeks following their return to the USA per CDC quarantine recommendation.

• Patients that presents with symptoms of fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing will not be seen in office and will need to seek medical attention in ER or Urgent care.

• With regards to Post-Op or fracture care patients who presents with symptoms of fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing will be asked to seek appropriate testing and return only after proof of negative results.

• We will continue to schedule routine appointments for acute problems including: Fractures, Post-Ops, Cast removal, Suture/staple removal, and possible infections.

• Patients who are scheduled to be seen for elective problems must be aware of COVID-19 risks. If patient chooses to defer appointments now, alternate appointments will be offered at a later date depending upon the evolving situation regarding COVID-19.We will be keeping a list of patients for call backs.

Telephone calls may be made directly to patients by providers for review of current diagnostic testing without an office visit as well as follow-up care which is determined to be appropriate by the managing provider.

Please do not hesitate to contact the office for questions, concerns, or a future appointment. Your call will be triaged and managed by informed staff to direct your specific needs. Thanks again for your support to our office and the effort for virus management.

 

Special Announcement – Coronavirus Policy – March 1st, 2020

ATLANTIC ORTHOPAEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE
CORONAVIRUS (COVID – 19) POLICY

The doctors of Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (AOSM) take the threat of COVID – 19 seriously and want to inform patients on our policy.

All employees are reminded to frequently wash their hands with soap and warm water as well as to try to avoid touching their faces. Employees with flu-like symptoms are sent home and encouraged to follow up with their primary care doctors. We have recommended refraining from shaking hands during this outbreak.

Patients who are sick and have cold or flu symptoms are asked to consult with their primary care doctors and not attend their AOSM appointments until they have recovered. Sick patients who need emergency orthopaedic care are asked to go to their local emergency room.

In addition, we are taking measures to provide extra cleaning throughout the building including waiting room chairs, doorknobs, fitness equipment, handrails and bathrooms.

The physicians and employees of AOSM thank you for maintaining good hygiene and minimizing transmission of COVID-19.

Sincerely,

The Providers of Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

March 1st, 2020