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Grayson P. Connors

Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery


Dr. Grayson Connors is an attending surgeon at Winchester Hospital where he specializes in total joint replacement and revision surgery. He completed the Otto E. AuFranc Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction Surgery at New England Baptist Hospital where he performed over 700 primary and revision surgeries. During his time there, he served as Chief Fellow. He is particularly focused on minimally invasive surgery where he specializes in outpatient total hip and total knee replacements. He performs both direct anterior and direct superior approaches to the hip with a CT-guided, preoperative planning and intraoperative navigation system called HipXpert where rapid recovery is the focus. HipXpert provides a personalized 3D surgical plan that specifies implant size and location based on each patient’s unique anatomy. During the surgery, the patient-specific alignment guide enables the efficient placement of the implants with a high degree of accuracy. This technique allows the patient to have no postoperative restrictions of the hip joint to allow a full return to activities.

In addition, he is the first in the region to offer robotic total knee replacements using the state of the art VELYS platform. This can allow more active patients to have a faster recovery and a more balanced knee throughout their entire range of motion.

Dr. Connors hails from Princeton, NJ and exceled as an All-American Lacrosse player at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs and exploring New England.

List the treatments and procedures you offer:

Total hip replacements both direct anterior and direct superior

Outpatient joint replacements

Minimally invasive surgery

CT-navigated, patient specific total hip replacements with HipXpert

Partial and total knee replacements

Press-fit knee replacements

Robotic knee replacements

Knee arthroscopic surgery

Awards or Certifications

American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery Board Eligible 2021

Reviewer for Arthroplasty Today Journal, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

What's your background, education and training?

College: Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT - BA 2008

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM), Old Westbury, NY - DO 2014

Residency: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Philadelphia, PA - 2019

Fellowship: Otto E. Aufranc Fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Boston, MA - 2020

Preclinical Academic Excellence Award 2010-2014

Psi Sigma Alpha Honor Society 2010-2014

Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Fraternity 2010-2014

Extra-Articular Deformity Correction in Complex Primary TKA (Textbook Chapter)

What do patients have to say about you?

Takes time with patients so you don't feel rushed. Goes over and reviews films so that the patient can understand exactly what the problem is and goes over what the plans are moving forward to resolve and/or improve the injury. A delight as a doctor! I would definitely be a recurring patient.

I must say the doctor was very considerate on time and did a job well done also very informative and explaining the x-rays to me very pleased with excel

I would recommend Dr. Connors to anyone facing HR surgery... !!

Understanding thoughtful and caring. Great experience with all staff and procedure reduced pain and identified next steps in treatment plan. Left feeling confident in level of care and follow up.

Dr. Connors is an awesome surgeon! He is the ultimate physician that all patients want from their doctor! He has the best bedside manner. He takes his time and explains things thoroughly - you never feel rushed. He is kind, considerate and respectful. You are in good hands with Dr. Connors.

Professional, friendly, and responsive! His support was amazing!

In the past few months, Dr. Connors replaced both my left and right knees, 6 weeks apart. He did a great job. With each surgery, he explained everything and I was able to reach him by phone when I had questions. The first surgery was performed at Winchester Hospital, everything went well, stayed overnight. Excel checked in on me both days and Dr. Grayson checked in on me and called my wife personally. The second surgery date was changed because of the increasing restrictions in MA due to COVID-19, and Dr. Grayson arranged the surgery in Nashua, NH to keep us on track. I was in and out the same day, he again kept in touch with me and my wife to make sure we were doing well. Excel arranged all necessary in home nursing and PT services so I could focus on healing. All outpatient professionals (RNs, PTs, etc.) have been impressed by the orders, treatments and healing and say the scars are minimal when compared to other patients. Highly recommend Dr. Connors and Excel!

Hours of operation

8 - 5

Insurances Accepted

All insurances except Medicaid