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Millinocket Regional Hospital has an active, fully staffed Orthopedics unit — Northern Penobscot Orthopaedics — headed by John Gluscic, M.D. and David Johnson, PA. Northern Penobscot Orthopaedics offers an impressive range of services including joint replacement, sports medicine and trauma services to patients throughout the Katahdin Region.


Dr. Gluscic specializes in shoulders, hips and knees but offers a variety of procedures, click a category below to view the list of procedures for that category.


Shoulder Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Capsular Release for treatment of:
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthroscopic Debridement for treatment of:
    • Mild DJD
  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Open Reconstruction Procedures for treatment of:
    • Instability
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement for treatment of:
    • Rotator Cuff Tear Arthropathy
    • Fractures
    • Massive Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder arthroscopy for treatment of:
    • Impingement
    • AC Joint Arthritis
    • Biceps Pathology
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Instability
  • Total Shoulder Replacement

Hip Procedures

  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Revision Hip Replacement for treatment of:
    • Component Loosening
    • Infection
    • Instability
    • Wear
  • Total Hip Replacement

Knee Procedures

  • ACL Reconstruction
    • Chondroplasty
    • Loose Body Removal
    • Meniscus Tear
    • Primary and Revision
  • Knee Arthroscopy for treatment of:
    • LCL
    • MCL
    • Meniscus Repair
    • PCL
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellofemoral Arthritis
  • Patellar Tendon Repair
  • Quariceps Tendon Repair
  • Revision Knee Replacement for treatment of:
    • Infection
    • Component Loosening
    • Wear
    • Instability
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Knee Replacement

Hand Procedures

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dequarvains Release
  • Ganglion Cyst Excision
  • Trigger Finger Release


  • Ankle arthroscopy for treatment of:
    • Debridement
    • Impingement
  • Elbow arthroscopy

Tendon Repair

  • Achilles Tendon
  • Distal Biceps
  • Extensor Mechanism Injuries
  • Pectoralis Major
  • Proximal Hamstring
  • Triceps Tendon


  • Ankle
  • Clavicle
  • Distal Radius
  • Femur
  • Forearm
  • Hip
  • Proximal Humerus
  • Tibia

Schedule an Appointment:

If you would like to learn more about our Orthopaedic services, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the Northern Penobscot Orthopaedics office at (207) 723-2034. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you!

Hours of Operation:

Our daily hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  In the case of an emergency, please seek services at our 24 hour Emergency Department .


Northern Penobscot Orthopaedics
165 Poplar Street, Ste. #1
(Enter MRH campus via the main entrance, first building on the right)
Millinocket, ME 04462

Contact Information:

Shelly Drew, Physician Practice Manager/VP of Physician Practice
Phone: (207) 723-3349