Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Michigan Health

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.

Today, among other treatments, we are using newer, stronger materials for joint replacements; our hip replacement surgery is less invasive and requires less recovery time; and our Spine Surgery Program doctors work closely with other specialists to provide the newest treatments to patients with neck and back disorders.

Also, our sports medicine experts at MedSport provide cutting edge care for athletes at all skill levels, 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.

At U-M, you have the peace of mind that comes from knowing our orthopaedic surgery providers are working together with therapists, nurses, and other specialists to provide leading-edge care tailored to your needs.

Patient Care

Our diverse clinical faculty have specialized training in:

  • Sports medicine and shoulder surgery
  • Pediatric orthopaedics
  • Joint reconstructive surgery
  • Orthopaedic trauma and fractures
  • Hand and upper extremity surgery
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Orthopaedic oncology

Our goal is to provide patients and their families with advanced approaches and compassionate care. Learn more about the conditions we treat on our Musculoskeletal Conditions and Services page.


The faculty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery are international leaders in musculoskeletal research. In addition to a large clinical faculty of orthopaedic surgeons who are actively engaged in research, our department also has several full-time research faculty who are experts in engineering, cell biology and epidemiology.

Our clinicians and scientists work closely together in the discovery of new treatments to accelerate musculoskeletal tissue healing, improve the utilization and effectiveness of healthcare delivery, and develop new strategies to prevent injuries and diseases.


We are proud of our exceptional educational programs, which attract the best and brightest medical students,residents, fellows and faculty, from Michigan, the country, and, indeed, the world.

Our learners of all levels as well as teachers are at the forefront of medicine and help us to provide cutting-edge patient care and professional education using the most recent evidence and advanced technologies.

Make an Appointment

To request an appointment or to get more information, please call 734-998-6541