Spectrum Orthopaedics Helps You Get Back to What You Love

When a condition affecting your bones and joints interferes with your ability to live life without pain or compromise, we’re here for you. Our physicians have a proud 35-year history of serving communities across the region—even in the most rural areas. We provide care to Southern and Western Maine, and aim to bring our patients more convenience, increased accessibility to services and the same expert care you’ve come to expect. After all, this is our home too.

Our board-certified orthopedic physicians and surgeons—many with subspecialty fellowship training—as well as physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants, nurses and certified athletic trainers are here to get you back to what you love most.

From timely and accurate diagnosis, to a full range of surgical and nonsurgical treatment options tailored to your needs, you can count on us for the right orthopedic care, in the right place, at the right time. Our appointment center team is available to assist you in scheduling a physician appointment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Strong bodies. Strong communities. See you out there!

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