We're leading the way in musculoskeletal health.

The Department of Orthopaedics mission is to be the musculoskeletal provider and partner of choice in the state, employing an integrated, multidisciplinary approach that is unique to Ohio State, while simultaneously driving programs and discovery that have global impact through research and education.  Whether you work at Ohio State, are looking to join us, or refer to us, you can feel confident that:

  • We are at forefront of advances in surgical techniques, including many minimally invasive procedures, which offer patients faster recoveries and less postoperative pain.

  • We mentor our future surgeon-scientists to think critically and problem solve while addressing the most pressing issues in orthopaedics. 

  • As medicine continues to evolve, we constantly seek ways to keep pace and anticipate how we will address future challenges.

  • We attract talented people because of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. This enables us provide excellent care for our own team, our patients and our community at large.

Our fellowship-trained orthopedic team at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center delivers personalized care focused on the entire individual. We offer a multidisciplinary approach to patient care that utilizes the full academic health center resources of Ohio State - including the latest in research and evidence-based medicine. Our orthopaedic faculty conduct both clinical and basic science research focused on the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries as well as investigations into new antibiotics, new implants designed to facilitate healing, treatments for osteoarthritis, biomechanical testing and more.

From performing joint replacement surgery to highly sub-specialized procedures such as reverse total shoulder surgery and complex cervical and lumbar spine procedures, we are home to a distinct team of orthopedic experts. Our department is comprised of several subspecialty divisions, including foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and upper extremity, joint reconstruction, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, spine surgery and sports medicine. 

Orthopaedic clinical subspecialites

Orthopaedic clinical subspecialites

More about the Department of Orthopaedics

More about the Department of Orthopaedics