BMH Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine


Your hard work and play can take a toll on your muscles and skeleton.  If you experience an injury or chronic condition that requires orthopaedic care, you can rest easy.  Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is home to the expert doctors of BMH Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

Dr. Elizabeth McLarney, Dr. John Thatcher and Dr. William Vranos are skilled clinicians and surgeons, with experience diagnosing, treating and repairing a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions.

“Our comprehensive services include minimally-invasive arthroscopy of large and small joints, treatment of fractures, and total joint replacement,” says Dr. Vranos, “and the quality of care is very high.”  Up to 70% of cases can be addressed without surgery.  But if your condition does require surgery, you’re in good hands with experienced, successful surgeons who perform hundreds of procedures a year.  Dr. McLarney believes the vast majority of local people don’t need to go anywhere else:  “Here you get cutting edge orthopaedic care, with a personal touch.” As Dr. Thatcher puts it, “We enjoy our work and our craft, and I think that comes through in our quality of care.”

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Surgeons Discuss Joint Replacement Options in Series of Talks

Southern Vermont Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine will present a three-part discussion series entitled, “A Joint Effort: Conversations about Orthopaedic Surgery and Integrated Care.” During each presentation, the audience will hear about advances in joint replacement techniques from orthopaedic ...  View Details »

Xiaflex Is A True Breakthrough for Hand Disorders

Xiaflex Is A True Breakthrough for Hand Disorders By Dr. Elizabeth McLarney Elizabeth A. McLarney, MD In the coming months you may hear about a new drug for treating cellulite, called Xiaflex. The pharmaceutical manufacturer that makes it just began clinical trials of its effects in January. I am ...  View Details »

Advances in Joint Replacement Lead to Younger Patients

Advances in Joint Replacement Lead to Younger Patients, Better Outcomes by Dr. William Vranos Just after the new year, a group of orthopedic surgeons in Finland published the findings of a study showing that over the 25 year period between 1980 and 2006 there was a 130 percent increase worldwide in ...  View Details »

Think You Need Back Surgery? Listen to Your Leg Pain

Think You Need Back Surgery? Listen to Your Leg Pain By Dr. Jon Thatcher It’s almost a certainty that each and every one of us is going to experience back pain at some point or another in our lives. The most commonly quoted statistic says four out of every five people will suffer some sort of [&h...  View Details »

Strategies for Building Strong Bones

by: Elizabeth A. McLarney, MD Elizabeth A. McLarney, MD Did you know that May is National Osteoporosis Month? It’s important to pay attention to the possibility of osteoporosis because, as a woman ages, she faces a far higher risk than her male counterparts of osteoporosis – a disease characteri...  View Details »

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