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Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint. If you are among the millions of Americans suffering from arthritis, you have an excellent resource in The University of Vermont Medical Center to turn to for relief. We offer a host of highly trained specialists who are devoted to the care of arthritis.

Arthritis Care at UVM Medical Center

You and your family will feel the advantages of personalized, patient-centered care. Since there are over 100 types of arthritis, it's important that each patient's treatment is individualized.

Arthritis and Joint Pain Diagnosis

Arthritis symptoms may include pain, swelling, redness, warmth, and limitation of movement.

There are more than 100 types of arthritis. Five common types include:


  • Most common form of arthritis
  • Known as "wear and tear" arthritis
  • Slowly progressive, degenerative disease
  • Most often occurs in patients over 50
  • Risk factors include family history, age, obesity and previous injuries or disorders

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

  • Occurs when joint lining becomes inflamed due to systemic disease
  • Can lead to severe deterioration of multiple joints
  • Autoimmune disease (when the body's immune system attacks healthy cells and tissue)
  • The cause is unknown
  • Genetic factors believed to play a major role
  • Usually occurs in middle-age, can develop in 20s and 30s
  • More common among women

Gouty arthritis (gout)

  • Inflammatory joint disease
  • Causes acute pain and swelling
  • Develops when uric acid crystals form in and around the joints
  • Attacks can be very painful in one or two joints followed by the total disappearance of all symptoms until the next attack

Post-traumatic arthritis

  • Occurs after an injury to the joint
  • May develop years after a fracture, ligament injury, or tendon tear

Psoriatic Arthritis

  • Some people have psoriasis, a serious skin condition
  • Symptoms can range from relatively mild to severe
  • Can affect any part of the body
  • Patients may experience flare-ups alternating with periods of remission
  • Risk factors include psoriasis, a family history of the disease, age and gender

If any of these symptoms apply to you, speak to your doctor about a diagnosis.

Treatments for Arthritis and Joint Pain

The treatment that is right for you will depend upon your exact arthritis diagnosis. At The UVM Medical Center, we use specialized techniques to diagnose arthritis. Discuss your pain with your doctor, and together you will work together to find the best treatment. Our whole goal is to reduce your arthritis symptoms and improve your quality of life.

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Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Center

 (802) 847-7470

192 Tilley Drive
South Burlington, VT 05403-4440

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exterior location photo of UVMMC's Orthopedic facility located at San Remo Drive

Orthopedics - San Remo Drive

 (802) 847-6377

6 San Remo Drive
South Burlington, VT 05403-6378

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Please note: Some of the doctors and specialists listed below may not treat this specific condition.

Craig S. Bartlett, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
Michel Y. Benoit, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
Surgery of the Hand (Orthopaedic)
Stephanie A. Burch, PA-C
Orthopaedic Surgery
Lorelei B. Camp, NP
Orthopaedic Surgery
Mark D. Charlson, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
Brittany Granara, NP
Orthopaedic Surgery
Tracie Hammond, PA-C
Orthopaedic Surgery
Jennifer W. Lisle, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
David J. Lunardini, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
Stephen J. Merena, DPM
Podiatric Medicine
James D. Michelson, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
Nathaniel J. Nelms, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
Katie Norton, PA-C
Orthopaedic Surgery
Travis L. Redman, PA-C
Orthopaedic Surgery
Lauren B. Richard, PA-C
Orthopaedic Surgery
Patrick C. Schottel, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
Adam B. Shafritz, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery
Surgery of the Hand (Orthopaedic)
Mbuyi M. Smith, NP
Orthopaedic Surgery
Lara M. Stone, DPM
Podiatric Medicine
Cassandra Thibault, NP
Orthopaedic Surgery
Ross W. Thibodeau, PA-C
Orthopaedic Surgery