Bone Surgery

Ankle Replacement

The best way to determine whether total ankle replacement is a good option for you is to see one of our skilled and knowledgeable surgeons in the U-M Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Center.

Arthritis and Joint Inflammation

If you have arthritis or joint inflammation, you may be looking for answers that will restore the quality of the life you once had. At Michigan Medicine, we have treated hundreds of thousands of arthritis patients over decades and have restored them to a life of less pain and greater mobility.

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)

Our experts at the University of Michigan CMC are extremely knowledgeable in treating femoroacetabular impingement. Housing one of the oldest and most well-regarded orthopaedic units in the country, we have successfully diagnosed and treated hundreds of patients with FAI and can offer you a wide range of the latest non-surgical and surgical options for your particular condition.

Fractures/Broken Bones

If you've suffered a broken bone (fracture), or have received treatment for a broken bone that didn't heal properly, we want you to know that the team of surgeons at the University of Michigan Health System Orthopaedic Trauma Service specializes only in fractures and has more than 45 years of trauma-specific experience.

Hand, Wrist or Elbow

Hand, wrist or elbow pain can come from trauma (such as from a fall), arthritis or even overuse, and can stop you from doing many of your daily activities. Our team of surgeons, therapists and nurses at the University of Michigan Health System are specially trained to treat all forms of hand, wrist and elbow problems with a variety of non-surgical and surgical treatments.

Hip Fractures

Hip fractures are most common in people 65 and up because as we get older, our bones naturally lose some strength and are more likely to break.

Hip Pain

If you have hip pain, it is probably impacting the quality of your life, perhaps making it difficult to walk, sit or stand  for any length of time. At the University of Michigan CMC we have several solutions to hip pain -- and not all of them require surgery.

Labral Tear (SLAP)

A shoulder labral tear is an injury to the cartilage in the shoulder joint. Two of the most common tears are the SLAP (superior labral tear form anterior to posterior) tear and the Bankart tear. Some kinds of labral tears - especially a Bankart lesion - can increase the potential for shoulder dislocations.

Labral Tears (Hip)

The labrum, or labral cartilage, is a ring of fibrous cartilage in the shoulder and hip joints. The labrum forms a "cup" that helps stabilize the joint and keeps the bones of the joint in place. It helps to provide stability to the joint by deepening the socket, yet unlike bone, it also allows flexibility and motion.

Malunion Fractures

With fractures in the hand, wrist and forearm, a certain amount of angulation, or bend, occurs when the bone heals. Doctors determine if the position of a fracture will allow for functional use of the hand or arm after it heals. In many cases, when a fracture heals in a position that interferes with the use of the involved limb, surgery can be performed to correct it.

Orthopaedic Surgery

University of Michigan Health has been a pioneer in orthopaedic surgery care, research and education since 1930. Our surgeons have the resources and expertise to perform all surgical procedures, from the simplest to the most complex.

Osteoporosis Fractures or Breaks

Osteoporosis is characterized by a decrease in the density of bone, reducing its strength and resulting in fragile bones. When these fragile bones break, or fracture, this is referred to as a fragility fracture. Because the bones have weakened, the fractures happen in ways that would not normally cause a break in a healthy person. For example, for someone with very advanced osteoporosis, even minor activity, such as a sneeze or a cough, can be enough to cause a fracture. Osteoporosis fractures often happen to the weight-bearing structures in the hip, but other common areas include the wrist and spine.

Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that work to move the shoulder joint. The rotator cuff can be torn from overuse or injury. As one of the oldest and most prestigious orthopaedic surgery units in the country, physicians at the University of Michigan Department of Orthopaedic Surgery have treated hundreds of people with torn rotator cuffs and performed hundreds of rotator cuff repairs.

Shoulder Instability

If you are experiencing the symptoms of shoulder instability, you should know that the University of Michigan Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Center has a variety of nonsurgical and surgical options that can improve your quality of life. We work closely with other areas within the U-M Health System to develop an individualized treatment plan for you. 

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be a terrible burden, preventing you from carrying out daily tasks such as picking up your child, working or participating in sports. If you suffer from any kind of shoulder pain - whether the source is arthritis or an injury - our team of experts at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Center can help you.

Shoulder Replacement

Does your shoulder pain keep you up at night or keep you from doing what you want to do? Has your primary care physician suggested shoulder replacement? If so, you should know that the surgeons at the University of Michigan Health System are experts in shoulder replacement have performed hundreds of these procedures.


The Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan, founded in 1850, is nationally recognized for excellence.

Trigger Finger

The University of Michigan hand surgery team specializes in the treatment of trigger finger, from mild to severe. Our goal is to restore comfort and function as soon as possible with minimal impact on the patient’s quality of life.