For over 35 years, the department has conducted the most advanced patient care, medical instruction, and research – all with the goal of helping more people regain function and lead more active and fulfilling lives. Each year, our doctors administer care through 45,000 outpatient and 9,000 orthopaedic emergency room visits and perform more than 10,000 surgical procedures.
In concert with Jackson Memorial Hospital, our training program consists of 35 residents and four fellows in hand, musculoskeletal oncology, sports medicine and spine. We are currently ranked in the top 20 of the 155 training programs in the country. In addition to learning to diagnose and treat patients with musculoskeletal problems, the residents and fellows are also expected to perform research to advance the field of medicine.
Today, musculoskeletal research is at the precipice of major breakthroughs that likely will change and simplify the way bone and joint disorders are treated and prevented throughout the world. The Department of Orthopaedics is at the vanguard of these studies – developing joint replacement implants, relieving back pain and sciatica, refining microsurgery for reattaching hand and finger amputations, perfecting methods of replacing bone destroyed by cancer, and preventing arthritis and osteoporosis, to name a few examples.