Joint Disorders

A joint is the connection between two or more bones. Joints can be damaged by many types of injuries or diseases, including arthritis, bursitis, and dislocations. The treatment of joint problems depends on the cause. Doctors at Tufts Medical Center work with patients to determine which treatment best suits the injury.

Programs + Services


Rheumatology

The Division of Rheumatology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston offers comprehensive evaluation, consultation and management of arthritis and rheumatic disease.
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Joint Replacement Program

Learn about the Joint Replacement Program, providing reconstructive, hip, and knee replacement surgeries to relieve pain at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.
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Doctors + Care Team

Timothy E. McAlindon, MD, MPH

Timothy E. McAlindon, MD, MPH

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Chief, Division of Rheumatology; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5990
Fax #: 617-636-2388

Osteoarthritis, general rheumatology, lupus

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Justin Drager, MD

Justin Drager, MD

Title(s): Orthopedic Surgeon, Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Orthopedics, Sports Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3369
Fax #: 617-636-5178

Shoulder instability and dislocation, rotator cuff repair, labral repair, frozen shoulder, shoulder arthritis, total shoulder and reverse shoulder replacement, complex and revision shoulder surgery, throwing injuries, minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery for shoulder, knee and elbow, cartilage repair and joint preservation, meniscus repair, meniscal transplant, joint realignment, management of knee ligament injures (ACL, MCL and multi-ligament), Tommy Johns surgery, overuse injuries in athletes, adult and adolescent sports medicine, women's sports injuries, fractures of the extremities, workers' compensation.

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Robert A. Kalish, MD

Robert A. Kalish, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Director, Rheumatology Education; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5990
Fax #: 617-636-2388

General rheumatology, Lyme disease

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Senada Arabelovic, DO

Senada Arabelovic, DO

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Rheumatologist; Chair, Women in Medicine Committee (WiMS), Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5990
Fax #: 617-636-2388

General rheumatology, transitioning young adults with autoimmune diseases to the adult rheumatology clinic, pregnancy in rheumatologic disease

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Steven C. Vlad, MD, PhD

Steven C. Vlad, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Rheumatologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5990
Fax #: 617-636-2388

General rheumatology, spondyloarthropathies, psoriatic arthritis and anklylosing spondylitis

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Victoria  Witczak, PA-C

Victoria Witczak, PA-C

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Physician Assistant
Department(s): Orthopedics, Division of Arthroplasty
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7846
Fax #: 617-636-5178

Orthopaedics

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William F. Harvey, MD, MSc, FACR

William F. Harvey, MD, MSc, FACR

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Clinical Director, Rheumatology; Rheumatologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5990
Fax #: 617-636-2388

Osteoarthritis, general rheumatology, musculoskeletal ultrasound

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