New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center


Watch Dr. Houseman Today on WMUR

Posted on May 16, 2017.

Watch our very own Dr. Bryan K. Houseman today on WMUR at noon or 5pm! Dr. Houseman will discuss the three surgeries performed at Elliot Hospital on Derrick Vossbrinnk of Merrimack, after a tractor trailer jackknifed on 1-293 hitting Vossbrinnk’s car.

New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center Physicians Named as ‘Top Docs’ for 2017

Posted on March 17, 2017.

Each year, roughly 3,000 physicians licensed to practice in New Hampshire are asked to nominate specialists they would most recommend to family and friends. Those selected as ‘Top Doctors’ received the greatest number of recommendations within 45 specialties. New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center physicians have been voted ‘Top Doctors’ in New Hampshire Magazine 31 times since 2001-more than any other orthopaedic group in the state.

The votes for 2017 have been counted and seven New Hampshire
Orthopaedic Center physicians have been included in the Top Doctor listing:

Eric R. Benson, MD – Top Doctor for Orthopaedic Surgery
James C. Vailas, MD – Top Doctor for Orthopaedic Surgery
Gregory W. Soghikian, MD – Top Doctor for Orthopaedic Surgery
Robert J. Heaps, MD – Top Doctor for Hand Surgery
Jinsong Wang, MD, PhD – Top Doctor for Hand Surgery
Douglas M. Joseph, MD – Top Doctor for Orthopaedic Surgery
Marc J. Michaud, MD – Top Doctor for Orthopaedic Surgery

Congratulations to all those voted ‘Top Doctors’ for 2017.

Official Orthopaedic Providers for the Manchester Monarchs

Posted on November 28, 2016.

New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center is proud to extend our partnership with the Manchester Monarchs for the 2016-2017 season as their official orthopaedic provider! Keep an eye out for our special Manchester Monarchs & NHOC t-shirts at their home games, and our PA announcement shout-out!

To view the 2016-2017 schedule, click here.

To view ticket options, click here.

Youth Sports Safety Week 2016

Posted on November 1, 2016.

Youth Sports Safety Week is 2 weeks away! All services to athletes are FREE!

Call or visit their website to reserve your space today! Pre-registration is required for all events.
(603) 627-9728

2016 Events:

Concussion Testing will be offered for athletes age 10-18 on Saturday, November 12. The testing will take place from 9 to 1 at the Safe Sports Network Drop-in Clinic at 35 Kosciuszko St., Manchester.

A CPR/AED course for coaches will be held on Tuesday, November 15. This class will be taught by sports medicine experts who will tailor the content to make it extremely pertinent for coaches. (3-6pm, Manchester West High School Library)

Sports physicals will be held for student-athletes grades 6-12 on Wednesday, November 16. These physicals are intended specifically to clear students for sports participation. They use special history questions and screenings that can identify risk factors for young athletes. (5:30-7pm, New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center, 9 Washington Pl., Bedford)

Safe Sports Network’s injury drop-in clinic and other sports safety services are available throughout the year.

Dr. Kathleen Hogan Visits the Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted on October 11, 2016.

Learn more about Dr. Hogan’s recent trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo! For photos, articles, and a slideshow from her trip, follow this link.

New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center Welcomes Fellowship-Trained Trauma Surgeon

Posted on August 9, 2016.

New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center is pleased to welcome Bryan K. Houseman, D.O., a fellowship-trained trauma surgeon, to its practice.

Southern New Hampshire physicians and patients can now benefit from Dr. Houseman’s expertise when trauma strikes. Dr. Houseman is available to care for seriously injured patients both at the initial point of care when stabilization of injuries is necessary as well as when patients are stable.

As a fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma surgeon, Dr. Houseman has specialized training to address the variety of fractures that occur from traumatic injuries, including upper and lower extremity injuries and fractures of the pelvis. Of particular benefit is his ability to treat severely broken bones involving joints that require precise reconstruction enabling patients to regain alignment and minimize the risk of degenerative joint disease.

“Our patients don’t ask for what happens to them when accidents strike but when they do, they deserve to be taken care of by the best.” said Dr. Houseman. “I can be an excellent resource to help patients deal with their injuries and fractures. I have extensive training in fractures to the pelvis, extremities, post-traumatic deformities, and joint reconstruction.”

A graduate of Northeastern University, Dr. Houseman graduated medical school from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his residency at the WellSpan York Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program in York, Pennsylvania. He completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.

About New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center

New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center (NHOC) is a full service practice specializing in orthopaedics, a medical discipline focused on diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal diseases and injuries. Our group features 20 board-certified, fellowship-trained Physicians and a team of Physician Assistants who are all dedicated to keeping people in motion through professional, compassionate care. Learn more at

New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center Selected ‘Best Orthopaedic Office’ by Union Leader Readers for Fourth Consecutive Year

Posted on July 21, 2016.

The readers of the New Hampshire Union Leader have selected New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center as the ‘Best Orthopaedic Office’ for the fourth straight year – every year that the award has existed.

More voters participated than in 2015, with over 2,900 voters casting 50,699 votes both in print and online. Readers selected the best businesses in 195 categories involving shopping, eating, entertainment, professional services, healthcare and more.

“We’re proud that the readers of the Union Leader have recognized the exceptional care New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center provides to the people of Southern New Hampshire.” said Amanda Maselli, Director of Finance and Marketing. “We are honored to be the only orthopaedic practice selected in the four years of the award’s existence.”

About New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center

New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center (NHOC) features 19 board-certified, fellowship-trained Physicians and a team of Physician Assistants who are all dedicated to keeping people in motion through professional, compassionate care. With five conveniently located offices, New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center offers comprehensive care for all orthopaedic conditions, including surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, the extremities, and all of the joints of the body. New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center averages over 80,000 patient visits a year and is a trusted practice in the community. 

FREE Sports Physicals – 3/16/16

Posted on February 26, 2016.


Winter sports are winding down, but spring is just around the corner.  Parents and athletes are preparing for their next sport in many ways – new equipment, practicing their skills, etc.  Yet there’s something in that preparation that is often overlooked by parents and coaches until the last minute – something that’s required by most schools and organizations – a proper physical exam.  Having a physical before playing sports is vitally important to ensuring that a child is healthy enough to participate.

Nothing feels worse than trying to scramble for a last-minute appointment for a sports physical.  If you know your child needs an updated physical, we can help.  The Safe Sports Network will be offering FREE sports physicals by our orthopedic experts on Wednesday, March 16th at the New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center in Bedford (9 Washington Place).  The physicals are open to any school-aged athlete of the Greater Manchester area, ages 10-and-up.  You can easily pre-register your child online (deadline is March 9th) at the following link:  Walk-ins are also welcome, but preference is given to pre-registered athletes first.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to receive a quality sports physical at no cost!  You can visit for more information.



Christmas Eve Office Hours – Closing at 3PM

Posted on December 18, 2015.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Our offices will be closing at 3pm on Thursday December 24th.

Youth Sports Safety Week 2015

Posted on November 4, 2015.

Youth Sports Safety Week

Youth Sports Safety Week offers something for everyone! There are opportunities for learning and for pre-sports physicals and concussion testing. Read below to find the event that’s best for you. All events are free.**


Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death among young athletes. This CPR/AED class can help YOU make the difference between life and death! The class is limited to the first 40 participants. CPR/AED Training, Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 6 pm, NH Sportsplex in Bedford. (**Note: There is a $7 fee if you need a certification card. If you don’t need a card, there is no fee for the class.) Click here to sign up.


Have you wondered whether you would recognize if your child had a concussion? Learn about concussion signs and symptoms and what to expect. Learn about concussion while your child has balance, brain function and vision testing. This informal information session will be repeated during our concussion baseline testing session. 
Saturday, November 21, 2015, 11-3 pm, Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. Click here to RSVP.


FREE Sports Physicals: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 5:30-7 pm, NH Orthopaedic Center, 9 Washington Place, Bedford. Click here to learn more and complete the online physical form to register.

Athletes Saving Athletes™: This unique peer-to-peer class teaches athletes to recognize and report dangerous conditions in themselves and their teammates. Concussion, heat stroke and sudden cardiac arrest are among the topics. Thursday, November 19, 2015, McLane Middleton Law Firm, 900 Elm St, Manchester.  Contact Amy Hollingworth for more information.

Concussion Baseline Testing: Have you wished your child could have a baseline test but your league doesn’t offer it? This test session is open to young athletes aged 10 and up. Testing with C3 Logix will establish baselines for your child’s balance, brain and visual function. If s/he later has a concussion, we can retest at our Free Injury Drop-In Clinic to identify when performance on those tests is back to his/her normal. Saturday, November 21, 2015, 11-3 pm, Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester.  Click here to sign up for a testing time slot. Click here to watch a brief video about C3 Logix testing.

If you would like to volunteer to help with C3 Logix testing, please click here.

Use the links above or call us to sign up for the event that’s best for you! 603-627-9728 or email Amy Hollingworth:

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