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Over forty five years ago Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County opened its doors in Poughkeepsie, New York to provide our neighbors and the surrounding communities with the most advanced, accessible, and comprehensive orthopedic care under one roof. We are proud to have harnessed the expertise of over 20 specialized physicians to provide services in Adult and Pediatric Fracture Care, Sports Medicine, Total Joint Replacement, Orthopedic Oncology, Spine, Foot, Ankle, and Hand Surgery, as well as Pain Management.


Our mission at Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County is to help our patients maintain an active, healthy lifestyle through surgical and non-surgical orthopedic care in a comprehensive, compassionate, and professional manner.

Orthopedic Associates makes getting expert medical care convenient and easy, with locations in Poughkeepsie, Hopewell Junction, Rhinebeck, Kingston, and New Windsor.

Not only do we offer excellent orthopedic care, we also offer the community MLS Laser Therapy, a non-invasive treatment that assists pain, inflammation, and arthritis and helps patients recover faster after a recent injury or surgery. We also offer a complete range of state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic services such as X-ray, MRI, and EMG studies, allowing you to receive the care you deserve all under one roof.

Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system. This complex system, which includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves, allows you to move, work, and be active.

Once devoted to the care of children with spine and limb deformities, orthopaedists now care for patients of all ages, from newborns with clubfeet to young athletes requiring arthroscopic surgery to older people with arthritis. And anybody can break a bone.
Orthopaedic surgeons treat problems of the musculoskeletal system. This involves:

• Diagnosis of your injury or disorder
• Treatment with medication, exercise, casting, surgery or other options
• Rehabilitation by recommending exercises, laser therapy or physical therapy to restore movement, strength and function
• Prevention with information and treatment plans to prevent injury or slow the progression of disease

While orthopaedic surgeons are familiar with all aspects of the musculoskeletal system, many orthopaedists specialize in certain areas, such as the foot and ankle, spine, shoulder, hand, hip or knee. They may also choose to focus on specific fields like pediatrics, trauma or sports medicine. Some orthopaedic surgeons may specialize in several areas.
Your orthopaedic surgeon is a medical doctor with extensive training in the proper diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. He or she has completed up to 14 years of formal education, including:

• Four years of study in a college or university
• Four years of study in medical school
• Five years of training in an orthopaedic residency at a major medical center
• One or two optional years of fellowship in a specialized area

After establishing a licensed practice, your orthopaedic surgeon has demonstrated mastery of orthopaedic knowledge by passing certifying examinations given by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He or she will continue in a career-long Maintenance of Certification process.

In addition, your orthopaedic surgeon spends many hours studying, attending continuing medical education courses, and taking self-assessment examinations to stay up-to-date.
Your orthopaedic surgeon will take a history of your illness or injury and then do a physical examination. This may be followed by diagnostic studies such as x-rays or blood tests.

He or she will then discuss your diagnosis and help you select the best treatment plan so that you can live an active and functional life.
Orthopaedic surgeons treat many musculoskeletal conditions without surgery-by using medication, exercise and other rehabilitative or alternative therapies.

For most orthopaedic diseases and injuries there is more than one form of treatment. If necessary, your orthopaedic surgeon may recommend surgery if you do not respond to nonsurgical treatments.