In ancient Greek, the word “ortho” meant “straight,” and this reflects the basic mission of orthopaedic medicine: keeping bones and muscles healthy and working at their optimum level.

At AVH Surgical Associates, our orthopaedists treat a wide range of diseases and disorders related to the musculoskeletal system (including joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves).

The orthopaedic team at AVH Surgical Associates consists of Orthopaedic Surgeon Mahlon Bradley, MD, and Physician Assistants Richard Lorenz, PA-C, and Jessica Lorenz-Armstrong, PA-C.  These skilled professionals have successfully treated thousands of patients for everything from arthritis to sports injuries to repetitive stress problems and more. In addition, there are other area private practitioners who provide services at AVH.

Personalized treatment and skilled services

The orthopaedic team at AVH uses the latest in non-invasive diagnostics and technology to pinpoint problems, then develop personalized treatment plans designed to help patients get back to a normal routine as quickly as possible.

AVH orthopaedic services include hand surgery, joint replacement, fracture care, arthroscopy and sports medicine.


Diagnosis and medical/surgical treatment of a wide variety of conditions of the skeleton including:

For more information or to make an appointment with the AVH orthopaedics team in Berlin, please call (603) 326-7059, or click on any practitioner listed at the side for contact information.  For an appointment in Colebrook, please call (603) 788-5095.