Meet Our Newest Provider – Daniel Zipin, DO

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new provider at our practice. Daniel Zipin, DO, has joined our team as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician. He enters the practice after spending eleven years providing non-operative spine care to the Seacoast. Dr. Zipin was named 2020 Top Doctor for physical medicine and rehabilitation by New Hampshire Magazine. His training includes evaluation, diagnosis, and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions of the spine.

Prior to practicing and living in the Seacoast, Dr. Zipin completed a fellowship in interventional spine procedures at Integrated Pain Management in Walnut Creek CA, and completed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He is a graduate of University of New England School of Osteopathic Medicine and Colby College, both in Maine.

Dr. Zipin specializes in diagnostic and therapeutic fluoroscopic guided spinal injections and electrodiagnostic studies (EMGs). He is an expert in permanent impairment ratings and independent medical examinations.

“Most spinal conditions are treated non-operatively.  My goal is to improve the lives of my patients by restoring function.  I try to do this by collaborating with patients, creating an individualized rehabilitation and recovery program. My goal is not only to treat a patient’s acute pain but also help prevent future injury,” said Dr. Zipin.

Dr. Zipin is currently accepting patients and is enthusiastic to begin the next step in his career as a provider at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Call 603-431-1121 or click HERE to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Morwood wins Top 10 to Watch 2020 Contest

Morwood Announced Winner of Top 10 to Watch Contest

Dr. Morwood was announced a winner of the Seacoasts Top 10 to Watch 2020 contest! This award highlights young professionals in the Seacoast community who are making a difference; a well deserved accolade! Congratulations Dr. Morwood!

To read the entire article on this accomplishment, click HERE.

To learn more about Dr. Morwood and his specialties, click HERE.



Ground Breaking Event at the New England Center of Orthopaedic Surgery

New Ambulatory Surgery Center Coming to AOSM!

New England Center for Orthopaedic Surgery Will Open Spring 2021

Atlantic Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine broke ground last week on a new ambulatory surgery center, New England Center for Orthopaedic Surgery.

The new, single-story ambulatory surgery center, affiliated with Portsmouth Regional Hospital and jointly owned with HCA Healthcare, will provide high-quality outpatient care for orthopaedic patients.

The project encompasses 11,000 square feet of space for patients and visitors, and the building is located at 1900 Lafayette Road, Suite E, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801.

New England Center for Orthopaedic Surgery will feature:

  • Three operating rooms specially designed for orthopaedic procedures
  • Private registration area for patients
  • Modern, comfortable waiting area with welcoming atmosphere
  • Operating rooms with the most up-to-date technology

The new, state-of-the-art facility will be highly specialized as a single-specialty center offering only orthopaedic procedures for patients.  It is set to be complete in the spring of 2021.

“Patients in Portsmouth will have a safe, convenient and cost-effective environment for receiving orthopaedic outpatient care at New England Center for Orthopaedic Surgery,” said Michael Morwood, MD, orthopaedic surgeon at New England Center for Orthopaedic Surgery. “Our modern ambulatory surgery center will be thoughtfully designed to ensure patients will feel comfortable and at ease while receiving excellent healthcare.”

About The HCA Healthcare Ambulatory Surgery Division

The HCA Healthcare Ambulatory Surgery Division operates, and jointly owns with physicians, 144 ambulatory surgery centers throughout the United States. Located in 16 states with more than 3,200 physician partners, the HCA Healthcare Ambulatory Surgery Division is focused on collaborating with physicians to advance healthcare in our communities. Each year, the HCA Healthcare Ambulatory Surgery Division cares for more than 786,000 patients. HCA Healthcare ambulatory surgery centers are built on a foundation of quality care and a commitment to providing patients with healthier tomorrows.

Dr. Michael Morwood Published in the Journal of Arthroplasty

Dr. Morwood was recently published in the Journal of Arthroplasty. Dr. Morwood, who specializes in knee replacements says, “One of the main causes of total knee replacement failure is micromotion of the implants.  This study was performed to see if the addition of a short stem extension onto the tibial component in a total knee replacement limits motion of the implant.  We were able to show the addition of a short stem provides a significant reduction in micromotion during cyclic loading of a cementless tibial baseplate in a synthetic foam bone model, similar to a cemented implant.  The findings of this study may help lower the rate of tibial component loosening in total knee replacement.”

To read the entire study, please click HERE.

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.


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.


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.