Orthopaedic Surgery

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Clinical Care

The highly skilled faculty physicians within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery are trained to treat the entire musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, muscles and the spine. In partnership with IU Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, faculty physicians work to combine the most innovative treatments with the latest technology, ensuring patients receive individualized and comprehensive care.

Residents and fellows work alongside department faculty at seven clinical locations to assess, treat and play an integral part in the overall healing process of patients in a wide range of orthopaedic surgery supspecialties.

Orthopaedic Surgery Subspecialties

Faculty surgeons of the department perform procedures on the hip, knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow and finger with the goal of returning patients to freedom of mobility.

Faculty physicians and residents treat patients with benign or malignant tumors of bones and muscles as well as spinal and extremity soft tissue tumors.

Orthopaedic trauma faculty specialists at IU School of Medicine have extensive experience in treating a wide range of trauma cases. They provide expert surgical care for adults and children with acute injuries or complications while educating the next generation of orthopaedic trauma surgeons.

Spinal surgeries can now be performed with minimally invasive techniques that correct spinal disorders and chronic back and neck pain, while sparing surrounding soft tissues. A smaller-incision minimally invasive procedure means a faster recovery and less pain following surgery.

Faculty physicians and residents treat conditions of the upper body (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand) as well as the lower body (hips, knees, ankles and feet). Conditions treated include arthritis, athletic injuries, complex fractures, traumatic injuries and congenital deformities.