Our dedicated team of orthopedists and sports health specialists bring decades of experience to provide innovative musculoskeletal care with a patient-centered approach.

Our dedicated orthopedists cover many different sub-specialties at the Bone & Joint Institute. Patients have access to leading edge technologies like precision Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery, hip resurfacing, a special Fragility Fracture Program and new approaches in anesthesia to get you up and moving more quickly.

Did you know... The Bone & Joint Institute is in the 99th percentile for patient satisfaction for joint replacement surgery (Press Ganey).

Center for Rheumatology & Bone Health

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes the body's natural defense system to attack the joint.

Conditions We Treat

The Bone & Joint Institute provides outstanding diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for musculoskeletal disorders & injuries.


Departments & Centers

The Institute offers an unparalleled network of coordinated services for those with bone and joint issues.

Departments & Centers





Patient Stories

The Bone & Joint Institute offers an unparalleled network of coordinated services for patients with musculoskeletal disorders and orthopedic injuries. Watch their stories.

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Bone & Joint Institute

Our central location in Hartford provides the community with easy access to treatment for orthopedic needs.

Latest Videos

WTNH - Dr. Jill Putnam talks about Trigger Finger

Dr. Jill Putnam talks about surgical and nonsurgical options for treating Trigger Finger


Hartford HealthCare to Provide Sports Medicine Services for Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC

Hartford HealthCare is the new healthcare provider for Toronto FC of Major League soccer as it completes the remainder of [...]

Back Pain Relief: New Joint-Fusion Procedure Aided by Robotics

“Oh, my aching back!” Who hasn’t uttered these words at one time or another, or maybe a lot? Back pain can be a broad-brushed complaint for a nagging discomfort. Many common conditions can cause back pain and much of it is misdiagnosed. Although there are several possible sources of back [...]

Testimonial: From Sailing to Leg Fracture to Surgery at Bone & Joint

Dolores Grenier, a corporator and supporter of Hartford Hospital, recently had surgery at the Bone & Joint Institute. She says she [...]

Procedures Surge Past Pre-COVID Levels at Bone & Joint Institute

At the height of COVID-19 in the United States, half of Americans said they were postponing needed medical care because of COVID-19. One-third of those people said they were planning to get that needed care in the next three months. The wait is over. Since the Bone & Joint Institute [...]

Mother-Daughter Sports Injuries Make it A Family Affair at Bone & Joint Institute

Ava Guyer is a natural athlete. At 15 years old, she plays softball, soccer and basketball for East Granby High School. Not quite as athletic as her daughter but just as ambitious, Ava’s mother, Jill (above, right, with Ava), signed up to run a 10K last year. She’ll be the [...]

Keep Your Eye on Nutrition, Exercise (Not the Scale) When Losing Weight

With the growing popularity of weight-loss apps, like Noom and Weight Watchers, it’s never been easier to get your own, personalized plan to help shed some unwanted pounds. Although  these apps certainly can be effective, the fitness experts from Hartford HealthCare remind you that there are many factors  when setting [...]

Upcoming Classes & Events

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020, 4:30PM - 6:00PM

Total Joint Pre-Op Webinar at Hartford Hospital

** To register online, please do not use Internet Explorer. **

This webinar is for patients who will undergo hip and knee [...]

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020, 5:30PM - 7:00PM

Understanding Hand and Arm Nerve Pain

In this free, LIVE webinar, join board certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Nicholas Bontempo, of Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute, [...]

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020, 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Total Joint Pre-Op Webinar at Hartford Hospital

** To register online, please do not use Internet Explorer. **

This webinar is for patients who will undergo hip and knee [...]


Recognized by U.S. News & World Report for Best Regional Hospitals (*Ranked #1 in Hartford Metro Area) and recognized as high-performing in Orthopedics, Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement.

* earning this prestigious distinction for the tenth consecutive year.

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