Dr. Charles Sommer is one of the orthopedic surgeons at Harrington Physician Services who specializes in total joint procedures.
According to the American Joint Replacement Registry, hip and knee implants account for more than 85% of the joint reconstruction and replacement market. In fact, more than 7 million Americans have had a knee or hip replacement surgery.
Our orthopedic surgery department performs comprehensive total joint procedures, including hips, shoulders and knees.
Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic or ceramic device called a prosthesis.
Joint replacements can help reduce pain, regain mobility, and help you return to your daily activities.
About our Specialists
Dr. Young-Ho Oh, Dr. Russell Donnelly and Dr. Charles Sommer specialize in total joint replacement surgery. Our physicians have many years of experience and offer a completely customized approach to resolving your pain and immobility.
All our total joint replacement procedures are closely monitored by our surgical team and nursing team to ensure accurate limb alignment and reduced blood loss and in-patient hospital stay.
We offer a comprehensive Total Joint Preparation Class to our participants. Our active group consists of members from our orthopedic office, our nursing and surgical team, our case management department, and our physical therapy staff.
Our preparation courses cover everything from the surgical procedure itself to adaptive equipment to consider for recovering at home.
Click here to see our presentation that we offer in advance of your procedure.
Patients who received total joint surgery can take comfort that our comprehensive rehabilitation program is available if necessary as an additional asset to your recovery program. Exercise is a big part of your healing process, and we are here to help. With more than 30 licensed therapists, we specialize in sports injuries and post-operative therapy, ensuring you are in the best hands to regain mobility.
Physical therapy often begins the same day as your surgery. You will meet our friendly therapists during your stay at the hospital, and we will help get you on your feet!
Occasionally, our occupational therapists will also offer their advice on discharge planning, review precautions and practicing safe functional mobility during self-care.
While healing from a total joint operation may seem challenging, the procedure is so common now that many patients find their post-operative exercises tolerable; most see significant improvements within just a couple of weeks.
Harrington Physician Services Orthopedic Surgery
94 South Street, Southbridge