Information for patients to prepare for clinic visits, surgery and after surgery.
Physical Therapy protocols and instructional videos for patients and therapists.
Excellence in Orthopaedics
Nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon.
. Specializing in operative and non-operative treatment of shoulder and elbow conditions.
Emphasis on evidence based medicine and patient outcomes.
Innovative and minimally invasive techniques.
Years of experience
Frequently Asked Questions
Preparing for your Appointment
When Should I Arrive
What Should I Bring?
Where is the Office?
Preparing for Surgery
Where will my surgery be performed?
What do I need to do to prepare for surgery?
What medications do I need to stop 1 week prior to surgery?
What medications do I need to be sure to take the morning of surgery?
What time do I need to arrive on the day of surgery?
What do I need to do the day/night before surgery?
What should I bring with me the day of surgery?
Will I need special clothes after shoulder surgery?
Outpatient Shoulder Arthroplasty
What is Outpatient Shoulder Arthroplasty? Outpatient total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) refers
My shoulder hurts, and I can’t see a doctor. What should I do?
Carolyn M. Hettrich, MD, MPH Chief of Shoulder Surgery Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard
New Brigham Health Chief of Shoulder Service to operate at BWFH