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Orthopedic Services

Residents of the Lakes and Three Rivers communities are fortunate to have access to a range of orthopedic services that are not available in many community hospitals.

LRGHealthcare's Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists and Laconia Clinic Orthopedics offer innovative medical procedures and technological advances to treat the full range of musculoskeletal conditions.

New physicians have joined the medical staff of LRGHealthcare and services available to the community have expanded, including direct anterior hip replacement, the new MAKOplasty® Knee Resurfacing and Total Hip Arthroplasty, GetAroundKnee replacement, and cutting edge ultrasound. With specialty training in current treatment options involving sports medicine, arthroscopy, back and spine problems, neurosurgery and hip and knee arthritis, patients can expect world class surgical and non-surgical orthopaedic care close to home in the Lakes and Three Rivers regions.

The Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists flagship facility is located at Hillside Medical Park in Gilford and offers onsite surgical services, x-ray, chiropractic, as well as rehabilitation services, including a state-of-the-art aquatic therapy pool. Satellite practices in Franklin and Meredith also offer diagnosis and treatment, as well as onsite and nearby surgical and rehabilitation services. For more information, please visit or call (603) 528-9100 or 524-5151.

The Laconia Clinic Orthopedic office is located on North Main street in Laconia. Orthopedic Surgeon Arnold Miller, MD and his team offer diagnosis and treatment, as well as onsite and surgical services, x-ray, lab, pharmacy and nearby rehabilitation services. For more information, please visit or call (603) 524-5151.

As a departments of Lakes Region General Hospital, Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists and Laconia Clinic are backed by the comprehensive LRGHealthcare network, which provides access to advanced diagnostic technology, resources and educational training.

Total Joint Care-Knees and Hips

The LRGHealthcare orthopedic team understands the needs of patients suffering from all major degenerative and trauma-related joint conditions, including arthritis and osteoarthritis of the knee, hip and elbow, as well as the complexities involved in total joint surgery. Our staff of expert orthopaedic surgeons specializes in joint replacements including the knee, hip, shoulder and elbow.

The care team includes physical therapists and LRGHealthcare hospital staff, all dedicated to providing patients with leading-edge technology and treatment to restore their mobility, strength and function.

The Latest Surgical Techniques and Technological Advances

LRGHealthcare is proud to offer MAKOplasty® a surgeon guided, robotic arm-assisted advance for Knee Resurfacing and Total Hip Arthroplasty. LRGHealthcare is the first and only hospital in New Hampshire to offer MAKOplasty® technology.

Sports Medicine

In partnership with LRGHealthcare, the Sports Medicine Centers at Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists and Laconia Clinic offer a full range of non-surgical treatments by physicians and staff trained specifically in the area of Sports Medicine. Through an appropriate combination of treatments ranging from simple rest and activity modification to medical, rehabilitative and cross-training exercise therapies, most sports injuries can be treated without surgery.

When surgical intervention is required, staff orthopaedic surgeons can perform procedures at Hillside Surgery Center, Laconia Clinic or at LRGHealthcare, which includes the use of the latest in cartilage transplants, ligament reconstruction, arthroscopic, minimally invasive and return to sports surgeries.

Backs, Spine Care and Neurosurgery

In partnership with LRGHealthcare, the Spine Center at Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists offers a team of highly qualified, board certified orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and allied staff to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the spine.

Using both surgical and non-surgical approach to treating back and spinal problems – including disease-related degenerative conditions and traumatic conditions caused by workplace or other injuries. We do so with a combination of the most advanced surgical, medical, pain management and rehabilitative therapies available. It is our goal to return our back patients to a normal life, doing the things they love to do.

Conditions diagnosed and treated by the Spine Center include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Herniated and dislocated discs
  • Pinched nerves
  • Osteoporosis
  • Muscle and ligament strain
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Fractures of the vertebrae

North East Institute for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (NEIMISS)

The North East Institute for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (NEIMISS) was founded by Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists Neurosurgeon, Anthony Salerni, MD, with the belief that minimally invasive spine surgery, when possible, is a better option for patients. Learn more by visiting

Foot and Ankle

LRGHealthcare's orthopedic team treat both pediatric and adult disorders of the lower extremities, ranging from tendonitis, sprains, deformities, plantar fasciitis, corns, calluses severe ulcers to ingrown toenails.

Our specialists can offer some of the most advanced treatments and surgical techniques to relieve and even eliminate most foot, ankle, and lower extremities problems.

Hand and Wrist

Our highly skilled hand surgeons are trained to quickly identify and recommend both surgical and non-surgical treatment for a full range of degenerative, repetitive, disease- or injury-related hand ailments ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome to ganglions, trigger fingers and arthritis. Treatments range from major reconstructive surgery to prosthetics, medication and physical therapy.

Our full service orthopaedic care includes an on-site surgery centers, and complete x-ray capabilities to better serve you.

Trauma and Fracture Care

Whether at home or play, if you fracture a bone you can count on the highly skilled physicians and medical staff of LRGHealthcare's orthopedic team to be there for you. We provide patients needing treatment for orthopaedic trauma or fracture with the best in physician expertise for both inpatient and outpatient care.

Our orthopaedic trauma surgeons specialize in the care and treatment of:

  • Simple, compound and multiple fractures
  • Nerve and tendon injuries
  • Traumatic spinal injuries
  • Complications of trauma
  • Osteomyelitis (infection of the bone)
  • Non-union (unhealed fractures)
  • Mal-union (healed fracture deformities)
  • Post-traumatic reconstruction of the upper and lower extremities


Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists, in partnership with LRGHealthcare offers chiropractic care, utilizing prevailing technologies and techniques that correct and restore the spine by allowing your body the optimal opportunity for self-healing. Self-healing is a normal function of the human body.

Chiropractic care is an integral part of Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists overall spine care program. When surgery may be needed, NEIMISS is there to provide surgical care that maximizes benefits and where feasible, minimizes damage.

Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists, is the proud founder of the Northeast Institute for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (NEIMISS). » learn more

Diagnostic Services

Our Medical Imaging department provides a complete spectrum of state-of-the-art imaging services and image guided interventional procedures for the musculoskeletal system.


Our skilled rehabilitation professionals, including occupational and physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, and a number of qualified aides can help you learn new skills and ways to adapt through your rehabilitation and physical therapy. We focus on helping you reduce pain, and increase strength and endurance.

Our staff also includes athletic trainers, massage therapists and certified fitness and re-conditioning instructors. We offer inpatient therapy services at LRGH and FRH, and we also offer convenient off-site locations in Meredith, Laconia and Gilford. Our flagship facility, Hillside Medical Park in Gilford is a spacious facility with convenient parking, a large rehabilitation gym, private treatment rooms and a state-of-the-art therapy pool for aquatic therapy.