Orthopedic Conditions

Our Orthopedic Doctors Specialize in You

Your musculoskeletal system is at the center of everything you do. From walking, to sitting and standing, to running a marathon, your bones and joints play an important role in your healthy, active life.

When something goes wrong, whether it’s a muscle strain or simple fracture, or a more complex issue such as degenerative bone disease or traumatic injury, you need the help of an experienced team to get you back on your feet.

The orthopedic team at University Health System has the expertise to treat a wide variety of adult and pediatric orthopedic conditions. Our doctors specialize in the musculoskeletal system — and we specialize in caring for you. We have the knowledge and experience to diagnose and treat orthopedic conditions wherever they occur throughout your body, no matter the cause.

Spine Conditions

University spine doctors offer adults with spine conditions and pain advanced treatment  – and hope – to live with less pain and easier movement. Spine conditions we treat include:

  • Herniated discs, sciatica, low back pain and spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease (DDD) and other degenerative conditions
  • Facet joint osteoarthritis
  • Tumors
  • Scoliosis
  • Fractures

Hip Pain

Hip pain can have a major impact on your ability to fully live your life. University orthopedic experts specialize in treating complicated fractures caused by a traumatic injury, as well as pain that develops due to daily wear and tear on your joints. Hip conditions we treat include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fractures, including complex acetabular fractures

Knee Pain

Whether you’re an athlete or someone who wants to live a full and active life, strong healthy knees are important. University Health knee specialists help make that happen, treating knee conditions that include:

  • Knock knees and bow legs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Dislocations
  • Meniscus tears
  • ACL and MCL tears

Sports Medicine

We help you get moving again and make staying active a lifelong pursuit. We provide advanced care for sports-related injuries that include:

  • Muscle strain, bursitis
  • Tendon injuries
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Dislocations
  • Meniscus tears
  • ACL and MCL tears
  • Torn ligaments, sprains and strains

Foot & Ankle Conditions

No one understands the intricate network of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments that make up your feet and ankles more than the orthopedic specialists at University.

Foot and ankle conditions we treat include:

  • Diabetes-related foot conditions
  • Club foot and unequal leg length
  • Bunions and hammer toes
  • Fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Soft tissue injuries

Hand & Upper Extremities Conditions

When pain and limited function in your hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder impacts your ability to work and carry out simple everyday tasks, you want relief, and fast. Expert treatment for hand and upper extremities we treat include:

  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Arthritis
  • Finger abnormalities and growth abnormalities

Orthopedic Conditions in Children

When your child is in pain, nothing else matters. University’s pediatric orthopedic surgeons offer the best care in the region at a facility that takes every experience into account. We provide compassionate care for children with:

  • Fractures
  • Sports injuries, including sprains, ACL tears and knee injuries
  • Spine deformities, such as scoliosis and spondylolysis
  • Hip and limb conditions, including dysplasia and limb length discrepancies
  • Neuromuscular disorders, such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida
  • Genetic conditions, such as Down syndrome and dwarfism
  • Malignant and benign bone tumors

Traumatic Injuries

University Hospital orthopedic specialists consult on patients with traumatic injuries who are seen in our emergency department and Trauma unit. Patients are quickly assessed and admitted. Our surgeons specialize in treating multiple, complex fractures, such as acetabular fractures of the hip that are a common traumatic injury. Other common traumatic orthopedic conditions treated include:

  • Concussions
  • Dislocations and other fractures

General Orthopedic Care

We see patients every day who experience minor fractures, or who are facing a more challenging condition, such as osteoarthritis. General orthopedic conditions we treat include:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis