Dr. Tyler Welch of AOSM becomes the first surgeon in Maine to perform a BEAR Procedure for ACL restoration.

Dr. Welch Becomes First Surgeon in Maine to Perform a BEAR Procedure

ACL tears are one of the most common knee injuries, affecting more than 100,000 Americans each year. Until now, the only way to repair the torn ligament was with invasive surgical reconstruction using tendons from other parts of the body or from donor tissue. 

We’re excited to announce that there’s now a simpler, less invasive treatment available called Bridge Enhanced ACL Restoration (BEAR), pioneered by our own Dr. Welch, who recently performed the first BEAR procedure in the state of Maine. The surgery uses an implant to ‘bridge’ the torn gaps of the ACL without the need for donor tissue but instead, using patient’s own blood encourages the body rebuild the tissue, typically within 8 weeks. 

Congratulations Dr. Welch on this outstanding achievement!

If you’re suffering from knee pain, and would like to discuss your options with one of our knee specialists, please contact us today.

*Other resources on BEAR Procedure can be found here.

AOSM is now the exclusive orthopedic provider at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH.

Our New Partnership with Phillips Exeter Academy

We are proud to be the exclusive orthopedic provider for Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH!

Learn more about our services at https://www.atlanticorthopaedics.org/

Hear from Dr. Tyler Welch about this exclusive new partnership!

*The following is a transcription of the video. 

My name is Tyler Welch from Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. And I’m here to announce that we are now the exclusive orthopedic provider for Phillips Exeter Academy. As part of the new partnership with Phillips Exeter Academy, one of the doctors from AOSM will be on site covering all home football games. During those games, we can help diagnose and treat injuries if necessary.

At Atlantic, we have specialists that focus on every part of the body. This enables us to offer tailored care for each individual athlete here at Phillips Exeter Academy. We’re always trying to get better, we’re always trying to improve, so that we can take the best care of the community possible.

I have experience treating athletes from multiple professional teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Los Angeles Kings. That experience was very valuable to me. It taught me that you always have to treat each athlete as an individual. All athletes have different goals. They have different needs. They have different injury histories. And you always have to take these variables into account when you’re treating each athlete. This is a mindset that I’m excited to bring to Phillips Exeter Academy.

The one piece of advice I give high school athletes it to listen to your body. You know, if you don’t trust your knee, you don’t trust your shoulder, or you’re lacking confidence, or if you’re having pain that keeps coming back, you want to tell your trainer, tell your doctor. There’s usually an issue that you don’t want to ignore.

Atlantic Orthopedics, Phillips Exeter, game on!

Atlantic Orthopaedics’ Dr. Tyler Welch Introduces State-of-the-Art Operating Table “The Guardian” at York Hospital

Dr.  Tyler Welch was accepted into the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy, and Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine will be introducing the hip arthroscopy procedure at York Hospital with a state-of-the-art operating table called the Guardian.

The Pivot Guardian System is a device produced by one of the nation’s lead medical suppliers, Stryker.  The Guardian is specifically designed to mitigate complications, as it limits the amount of force applied to a patient’s hip during surgery.  The Guardian also enables the surgeon to obtain better visualization of the hip during surgery compared to other operating tables. 

The system’s boots enhance patient comfort and safety during surgery, and the surgeon can make precise range of motion adjustments during hip surgery with the Guardian.

The demand for hip arthroscopy is increasing every year, and surgeons in the US are projected to perform 271,000 hip arthroscopy procedures by the year 2021. This will be a compounded annual growth rate of 18.5%, compared to a 3.9% projected growth in shoulder arthroscopy and 1.6% projected growth in knee arthroscopy by the same year. 

Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is a leading practice on the Seacoast for orthopaedics and sports medicine. They have offices in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and York, Maine and physicians have full medical staff privileges at both Portsmouth Regional Hospital and York Hospital. 

Dr. Welch Publishes Article in Orthopaedic Journal

Portsmouth, NH – Dr. Tyler Welch, a physician at Atlantic Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, recently published an article in the Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics. It is titled The Effect of a Dynamic PCL Brace on Patellofemoral Compartment Pressures in PCL-and PCL/PLC-Deficient Knees.

The study examines the PCL, or posterior cruciate ligament, located in the back of the knee. One of four major ligaments of the knee, it connects the femur (thighbone) to the tibia (shinbone). In a controlled laboratory study, Dr. Welch and five colleagues explored a deficiency of the PCL leading to arthritis in the patellofemoral knee joint, and evaluated the hypothesis that dynamic bracing reduces pressure in the knee joint in PCL-deficient knees. Coauthors of the study were Thomas Keller, Ruben Maldonado, Melodie Metzger, Karen Mohr and Ronald Kvitne.

The Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics is an international journal that aims to bridge the gap between orthopaedic basic science and clinical medicine, and publishes works that examine the field of experimental orthopaedics. Each published article goes through peer review and is upheld to the high quality standards of the Journal.

Dr. Welch is a physician at Atlantic Orthopaedics who specializes in cartilage restoration, sports medicine, joint replacement, and arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder. He is the lead doctor of the clinic’s Cartilage Center, a place for patients experiencing joint pain and early arthritis. Dr. Welch is affiliated with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is a group of Board-Certified physicians who utilize the latest concepts in orthopaedics and sports medicine, coupled with preventive and surgical techniques. For more information, visit www.atlanticorthopaedics.org.

Dr. Welch To Present Lecture on Cartilage Restoration Advances

Dr. Tyler Welch of Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is scheduled to present a lecture on Thursday, January 19th titled Recent Advances in the Treatment of Cartilage Injuries and Early Arthritis: The Future is Here. Open to the general public, the lecture will take place from 6:30-8PM at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital – Hospital Classroom, located on Borthwick Avenue.

Topics of discussion will include: the role of cartilage in joint function, common symptoms in patients with cartilage injuries, the history of cartilage surgery, and the ways in which treatment options have evolved over the last ten to fifteen years in orthopedic medicine. Dr. Welch will also share various cartilage treatment techniques that he currently practices at the Cartilage Center at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, as well as how location, size, and extent of a cartilage injury’s damage can dictate the appropriate treatment options for a patient.

Dr. Welch is a Board-Certified physician at Atlantic Orthopaedics who specializes in cartilage restoration, sports medicine, joint replacement, and arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder. He is the lead doctor of the clinic’s new Cartilage Center, a place for patients experiencing joint pain and early arthritis. Using cutting-edge treatments in cartilage restoration, Dr. Welch and his team are able to help patients resolve hip, elbow, knee, shoulder and other joint pain, while avoiding more costly and invasive replacement procedures down the road.

His lecture at Portsmouth Regional Hospital is free and open to the general public. To register, please visit portsmouthregionalhospital.com and find the event under “Classes and Events”.

Tyler Paton Welch, MD Joins Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Portsmouth is pleased to welcome its newest surgeon and health care provider, Dr. Tyler Paton Welch.

Dr. Welch specializes in a wide range of orthopaedic disciplines, including cartilage restoration, arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee, shoulder and elbow, and joint replacement.  By introducing hip arthroscopy to the Seacoast and utilizing the latest techniques in ligament and tendon repair of the knee and shoulder, Dr. Welch brings a unique skill set to Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.

Dr. Welch received his BA from Colgate University in New York and his MD from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.  He completed his residency at Boston University and sports fellowship at Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, where he was the assistant team physician for the LA Lakers, LA Dodgers, LA Kings, and USC football.  His work has been published in multiple journals, including the Journal of Orthopaedic Research.  Dr. Welch has also received several grants, including a research grant from the Orthopedic Research & Education Foundation (OREF) and was awarded a Resident Research Award in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2013.

Outside of the office, Dr. Welch enjoys skiing, golf, traveling, and all that the seacoast has to offer. 

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