Orthopaedic Surgery (Bones and Joints)

Specialty Clinics and Programs for Bones, Joints, Muscles and Connective Tissue

Our comprehensive and cooperative clinics and programs give patients easy access to a variety of medical professionals and include:

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has been a pioneer in orthopaedic surgery care, education and research since 1930.Today, among other treatments, we're using newer, stronger materials for joint replacements; our hip replacement surgery is less invasive and requires less recovery time; our Spine Surgery Program doctors work closely with other specialists to provide the newest treatments to patients with neck and back disorders; and our multidisciplinary Sarcoma Program (treating cancer of the connective tissue) sees patients from around the country and provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care in one site.

The Division of Rheumatology is home to one of the oldest and best-known rheumatology units in the U.S. The division is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. We also offer special programs in Lupus and Scleroderma. The Geriatric Rheumatology Clinic provides consultation and continuing care for the diagnosis and management of rheumatic diseases of the older adult. A special emphasis is placed on treatment of the geriatric patient to help maintain a high level of mobility.

The Arthritis Cooperative Clinic provides care for patients who are experiencing joint pain due to arthritis and other related musculoskeletal conditions. Our team approach to treating arthritic conditions makes it easier for our patients, since several physician specialties all practice in one clinic setting to provide consultation as needed, including same day treatments in some cases. This team approach to patient care also provides more efficient diagnoses and treatment plans.

Throughout all of our clinics and programs, we provide:

  • Expert diagnosis and interpretation of laboratory tests
  • Interventions for conditions that have not responded to conventional treatments
  • Second opinions and consultations with other physicians
  • The latest care for chronic, degenerative conditions