125 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs | 2014

Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to name 125 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs for 2014.

The organizations included on this list have orthopedic surgery departments, programs or dedicated centers that have earned considerable recognition. Exceptional orthopedic departments often include physicians who provide outstanding patient care, advance cutting-edge orthopedic research and treat professional athletes.

Many of these hospitals have earned recognition for orthopedic excellence from U.S. News & World Report, Healthgrades, CareChex and Blue Cross Blue Shield. To devise this list, the Becker's editorial team weighted the aforementioned rankings and recognition, and conducted research to find the following hospitals as those with great orthopedic programs.

Note: Hospitals do not and cannot pay for inclusion on this list. This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals or associated healthcare providers.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of Allina Health (Minneapolis). Each year, more than 4,000 orthopedic procedures are performed at Abbott Northwestern Hospital's Orthopedic Institute. [READ MORE]

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (Park Ridge, Ill.). Advocate Lutheran General Hospital offers patients state-of-the-art care and has surgeons who specialize in advanced procedures. [READ MORE]

Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University (St. Louis). The Barnes-Jewish and Washington University Spine Center is one of the largest clinical spine care practices in the U.S., and it receives patient referrals from around the world for spinal cord treatment. [READ MORE]

Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington (Texas). Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital offers a wide array of orthopedic-focused services and specializes in comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment of orthopedic and spine disorders, from simple sprains to complex surgeries. [READ MORE]

Baylor University Medical Center (Dallas). The first orthopedic surgeon in Dallas began practicing at Baylor in the early 1900s. Today, nearly 9,000 orthopedic surgeries — including 3,000 joint replacements — are performed at Baylor facilities each year. [READ MORE]

Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, Mich.). Beaumont Hospital has 40 orthopedic surgeons who treat cases in every specialty and subspecialty in orthopedics, including total joint replacement and orthopedic oncology. [READ MORE]

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston). The Carl J. Shapiro Department of Orthopaedics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center offers leading-edge technology and clinical expertise to all of its patients, and the biomechanics laboratory is at the forefront of developing innovative, clinical approaches for treating musculoskeletal conditions. [READ MORE]

Bethesda North Hospital (Cincinnati). Physicians at Bethesda North Hospital, along with those from its affiliate Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, perform more orthopedic surgeries than any other system in the greater Cincinnati area. [READ MORE]

Boone Hospital Center (Columbia, Mo.). Boone Hospital Center provides a fully integrated regimen of orthopedic care, from preoperative counseling to post-operative physical therapy. [READ MORE]

Boston Children's Hospital. The orthopedic center at Boston Children's Hospital was established in 1903, making it one of the world's most experienced pediatric orthopedic centers. [READ MORE]

Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). Brigham and Women's Hospital has more than 40 physicians at four locations in the greater Boston area who specialize in orthopedic care. [READ MORE]

Bronson Methodist Hospital (Kalamazoo, Mich.). The physicians and orthopedic surgeons at Bronson Methodist Hospital treat a number of conditions, including cartilage injuries and tears, fractures and osteoporosis, and sports medicine physicians at Bronson Methodist Hospital provide orthopedic care for more than 20 sports teams and schools. [READ MORE]

Buffalo (N.Y.) General Medical Center. Buffalo General Medical Center is a part of Kaleida Health system and is a major teaching affiliate of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. [READ MORE]

Cadence Health-Central DuPage Hospital (Winfield, Ill.). The physicians and orthopedic surgeons at Cadence Health-Central DuPage Hospital treat a number of conditions, including those affecting the knees, arms, legs and spine. [READ MORE]

Carilion Clinic (Roanoke, Va.). Carilion Clinic has the largest orthopedic clinic in Virginia, with 30 physicians providing orthopedic care. [READ MORE]

Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, N.C.). Carolinas Medical Center's orthopedic services are nationally recognized as high performing. [READ MORE]

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). The Orthopaedic Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center offers 11 distinct clinical programs, including an industrial health program, metabolic bone disorders services, pain management and pediatric orthopedics. [READ MORE]

Children's Hospital Colorado (Aurora). The Orthopedics Institute at Children's Colorado is one of the only truly integrated pediatric orthopedics, orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and rehabilitation medicine programs in the country. [READ MORE]

Children's Hospital Los Angeles. The Children's Orthopaedic Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles features a variety of programs and services, including bone and soft tissue tumors, hip disorders, hand and microsurgery and a children's spine center. [READ MORE]

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. CHOP's orthopedic department sees more than 59,000 outpatient visits and 3,400 inpatient stays a year. [READ MORE]

Cleveland Clinic. Surgeons at Cleveland Clinic perform more than 7,000 joint replacements each year — one of the highest case volumes nationwide. [READ MORE]

Cone Health (Greensboro, N.C.). Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital admitted its first patient in 1953 and today serves as the flagship of Cone Health, which performs approximately 1,500 total joint replacements each year. [READ MORE]

CoxHealth (Springfield, Mo.). The Meyer Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital of CoxHealth is a freestanding campus dedicated to comprehensive orthopedic services. [READ MORE]

Delray Medical Center (Delray Beach, Fla.). The Center for Advanced Orthopaedics at Delray Medical Center was the first in Florida to offer the O-arm Imaging System for advanced OR imaging technology for accuracy and precision in implant placement. [READ MORE]

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota (Fla.). Doctors Hospital of Sarasota's Orthopedic & Spine Institute consists of a team of physicians, nurses, rehabilitative therapists, pain experts and dietitians, all of whom provide a comprehensive approach to treatment. [READ MORE]

Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.). Duke Orthopedics has played a huge part in developing commonly used ankle, shoulder and elbow joint prostheses and pioneered several surgical breakthroughs, including novel fracture repairs and advanced surgical techniques. [READ MORE]

Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital (Atlanta). Emory specialists are sports medicine team physicians for the Atlanta Falcons, Georgia Tech athletes and other professional, collegiate and recreational teams. [READ MORE]

Florida Hospital Orlando. Florida Hospital Orthopaedic Institute Orlando is a leader in the treatment of complex orthopedic conditions and has made key contributions to the orthopedic field. [READ MORE]

Geisinger Medical Center (Danville, Pa.). Geisinger Medical Center is one of the sites of the Geisinger Orthopaedic Institute, which is central and northeastern Pennsylvania's leading referral center for many orthopedic conditions. [READ MORE]

Good Shepherd Medical Center (Longview, Texas). Physicians at Good Shepherd treat injuries and diseases of the extremities, spine, muscles, bones, tendons, cartilage, ligaments and joints while also taking into account related medical conditions, such as cancer or diabetes. [READ MORE]

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center (La Crosse, Wis.). Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center has orthopedic specialists trained specifically in many areas, such as elbow injuries, foot and ankle injuries, hand injuries, joint replacement, orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics, shoulder injuries and sports medicine. [READ MORE]

Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center — home to the HackensackUMC Orthopaedic Institute — has received several marks of recognition for orthopedic care and surgery. [READ MORE]

Hoag Orthopedic Institute (Irvine, Calif.). Hoag Orthopedic Institute offers a travel program, which allows employers and their insurance providers to receive a global rate for joint replacement procedures. [READ MORE]

Holy Cross Hospital (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). The team at the Holy Cross Hospital Orthopedic Institute was the first in the world to use MAKOplasty, a robotic arm procedure, for partial knee resurfacing. [READ MORE]

Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City). The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases traces its origins to the 20th century, when the hospital opened in 1906 as the Jewish Hospital for Deformities and Joint Diseases. [READ MORE]

Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City). Founded in 1863, the Hospital for Special Surgery is the oldest orthopedic hospital in the United States, where more than 25,000 surgical procedures are performed each year. [READ MORE]

Houston Methodist Hospital. The hospital's Houston Methodist Bone & Joint Center, which includes seven locations in and around Houston, offers innovative orthopedic techniques and treatments. [READ MORE]

Hughston Clinic (Columbus, Ga.). Founded in 1949 by Dr. Jack C. Hughston — widely considered one of the fathers of sports medicine — Hughston Clinic aims to provide the most advanced orthopedic services available to people of all ages. [READ MORE]

Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital (Indianapolis). The Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital is the first specialty hospital in the state with a direct focus on orthopedic care. [READ MORE]

Inova Fairfax Hospital (Falls Church, Va.). Inova Fairfax Hospital leads the northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. area in treating people with arthritis, orthopedic illnesses and trauma. [READ MORE]

IU Health Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis). Indiana University Health Orthopedics at IU Health Methodist Hospital specializes in bone, joint, spine and muscle care. [READ MORE]

John Muir Health (Concord and Walnut Creek, Calif.). In addition to clinical orthopedic services, the health system offers comprehensive services for preventing and treating osteoporosis, including bone density exams and weekly movement and exercise classes led by physical therapists. [READ MORE]

Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). Orthopedics is one of the original specialty services organized at Johns Hopkins. The hospital has trained orthopedic surgeons for nearly 100 years — the first orthopedic department resident graduated in 1915. [READ MORE]

Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute (Leawood, Kan.). Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute is Kansas City's first and only hospital dedicated solely to the specialty. [READ MORE]

Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital. Lancaster General Hospital is home to the Lancaster General Health Orthopedic Center, where services include diagnosis, surgery, rehabilitation and emotional support. [READ MORE]

Lehigh Valley Hospital (Allentown, Pa.). Lehigh Valley Health Network's Center for Orthopedic Medicine includes an experienced care team: All of the total joint replacement surgeons within the center are fellowship-trained. [READ MORE]

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). The orthopedic surgery team at Massachusetts General Hospital provides the full spectrum of musculoskeletal care and treats 80,000 patients annually. [READ MORE]

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). The department of orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic includes more than 80 orthopedic physicians trained in a range of specialties. [READ MORE]

McBride Orthopedic Hospital (Oklahoma City). This physician-owned hospital was established by Earl McBride, MD, in 1923 as McBride Clinic. Modern-day McBride Orthopedic Hospital opened in 2005 and includes 28 board-certified physicians on staff. [READ MORE]

McLaren Orthopedic Hospital (Lansing, Mich.). Established in 2004, McLaren Orthopedic Hospital is the largest hospital dedicated to orthopedics in Michigan. [READ MORE]

Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston). MUSC is home to the MUSC Musculoskeletal Institute, which includes a team of orthopedists and others who treat patients with injuries to the musculoskeletal system, joints and connective tissue. [READ MORE]

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (Baltimore). MedStar Union Memorial Hospital has provided orthopedic services for more than 30 years. [READ MORE]

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (Houston). Memorial Hermann partnered with the World Triathlon Corporation in 2011 to form the Ironman Sports Medicine Institute, housed in the Texas Medical Center. [READ MORE]

Mercy Medical Center (Cedar Rapids, Iowa). Mercy Medical Center has provided healthcare services since 1900. Today, more than 2,100 employees help provide care at the hospital, and its orthopedic program has gained positive recognition. [READ MORE]

Methodist Hospital for Surgery (Addison, Texas). This joint venture between area physicians, Dallas-based Methodist Health System and Nueterra Health opened in November 2010. [READ MORE]

Mission Hospital (Asheville, N.C.). Mission Hospital takes a collaborative approach to provide patient-centered orthopedic care that includes physicians, staff, patients and families. [READ MORE]

Mon General Hospital (Morgantown, W.Va.). Mon General Hospital has grown to include one of the largest networks of orthopedic surgeons in West Virginia. [READ MORE]

Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center. Physicians at the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute at Morristown Medical Center perform more than 1,800 joint replacements each year. [READ MORE]

Mother Frances Hospital (Tyler, Texas). Trinity Mother Frances Orthopedics and Sports Medicine provides comprehensive orthopedic care and athletic training. [READ MORE]

Mount Carmel New Albany (Ohio). Mount Carmel New Albany, part of the Mount Carmel health system, is a specialty hospital focused on inpatient and outpatient orthopedic, neurologic and musculoskeletal care. [READ MORE]

Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, Del.). The hospital includes one of the most widely respected orthopedics programs for children in country. [READ MORE]

New England Baptist Hospital (Boston). New England Baptist is dedicated to research efforts and established the NEBH Registry to gather information that will assist in making long-term orthopedic care decisions. [READ MORE]

NewYork-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell (New York City). NewYork-Presbyterian offers orthopedic services at both its Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center through Columbia Orthopaedics and Weill Cornell Orthopaedics. [READ MORE]

NorthShore Skokie (Ill.) Hospital. Skokie Hospital, part of NorthShore University HealthSystem, is one location for the NorthShore Orthopaedic Institute. [READ MORE]

North Shore University Hospital (Manhasset, N.Y.). North Shore University Hospital, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, is one location of the North Shore-LIJ Orthopaedic Institute, which offers general orthopedic services as well as specialized services for treating musculoskeletal conditions. [READ MORE]

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center (Seattle). Northwest Hospital offers several orthopedic services, including a fragility fracture program, bringing providers from several disciplines together to establish a process for intake, treatment and discharge of patients suffering hip fractures due to age, osteoporosis and falls. [READ MORE]

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago). The Northwestern Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine, features six centers of excellence, including a geriatric fracture program, a joint replacement program and an orthopedic surgery program. [READ MORE]

Novant Health Charlotte (N.C.) Orthopedic Hospital. The Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, part of Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, was founded in 1976 and is the region's only orthopedic hospital. [READ MORE]

Ocala (Fla.) Regional Medical Center. In 2010, physicians at the Orthopedic Joint Care Center at Ocala Regional Medical Center performed the most joint replacement surgeries in the region and the sixth most hip replacements and knee replacements in the state. [READ MORE]

Ochsner Medical Center (New Orleans). Within Ochsner Medical Center's orthopedic program, the hospital has specialty centers such as the Back and Spine Center, Sports Medicine Institute, Hand Center and pediatric orthopedics. [READ MORE]

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus). OSU Wexner Medical Center includes more than 25 physicians specializing in orthopedics, including spine, sports medicine and oncology. [READ MORE]

OrthoColorado Hospital (Lakewood). OrthoColorado, a collaboration between area orthopedic physicians and St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, is the state's only orthopedic specialty hospital. [READ MORE]

Orthopaedic Hospital at Sentara CarePlex (Hampton, Va.). The Orthopaedic Hospital at Sentara CarePlex is one of the only dedicated orthopedic hospitals in the Virginia Peninsula area. [READ MORE]

Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin (Glendale). The Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin was established in 2001 as a partnership between a group of physician owners and Milwaukee-based Columbia St. Mary's health system. [READ MORE]

Parkview Ortho Hospital (Fort Wayne, Ind.). Parkview Ortho Hospital is the first specialty hospital in northeastern Indiana focused solely on orthopedic surgery and post-surgery patient care. [READ MORE]

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (Philadelphia). Penn Presbyterian Medical Center includes Penn Orthopaedics, which recently opened a new location, the Penn Musculoskeletal Center. [READ MORE]

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services (Colorado Springs, Colo.). The Penrose-St. Francis Total Joint and Spine Center specializes in care for hip, knee, shoulder and spine patients and has more than 50 orthopedic physicians and neurosurgeons on staff. [READ MORE]

Porter Adventist Hospital (Denver, Colo.). Porter Adventist Hospital, founded in 1930, is a leader in joint replacement, as surgeons at the hospital's Porter Center for Joint Replacement perform more than 1,800 knee and hip replacements each year. [READ MORE]

Physicians Regional – Pine Ridge (Naples, Fla.). Physicians Regional is a 101-bed facility that was recognized by CareChex for being a top quality hospital for orthopedic surgery this year. [READ MORE]

Poudre Valley Hospital (Fort Collins, Colo.). Poudre Valley Hospital's surgeons performed 1,645 total knee replacements last year. [READ MORE]

Rady Children's Hospital (San Diego). For the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rady's Children's Hospital's orthopedics program as one of the nation's best for 2014-15. [READ MORE]

River Oaks Hospital (Flowood, Miss.). River Oaks Hospital opened in 1981, and in 2013, it opened the state's only freestanding pediatric surgery center designed to perform same-day procedures across all specialties for children ages three months to 19 years of age. [READ MORE]

Roper Hospital (Charleston, S.C.). Roper Hospital, part of the Roper St. Francis health system, was founded in 1829 as the first community hospital in the Carolinas. [READ MORE]

Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Orthopedic surgeons at Rush University Medical Center pioneered the minimally invasive hip surgery and specialize in minimally invasive techniques that enable patients to return home within a day. [READ MORE]

Saint Thomas West Hospital (Nashville, Tenn.). Saint Thomas West Hospital is the orthopedic provider of choice for the Tennessee Titians football team and offers orthopedic surgery, orthopedic education, lifestyle modifications, physical therapy and medication therapy. [READ MORE]

Salem (Ore.) Hospital. Salem Hospital's Joint Replacement Center of Excellence performs the most joint replacements in Oregon. [READ MORE]

Sanford Medical Center Fargo (N.D.). Founded in 1984, the 583-bed Sanford Medical Center Fargo was named one of CareChex's top hospitals for orthopedic surgery in 2014. [READ MORE]

Scottsdale Healthcare-Shea Medical Center (Ariz.). Healthcare-Shea Medical Center. The 433-bed Scottsdale Healthcare-Shea Medical Center is one of only four locations in Arizona to offer partial knee replacement using MAKOplasty technology. [READ MORE]

Scripps Green Hospital (La Jolla, Calif.). A Blue Distinction Center for both knee and hip replacement and spine surgery, Scripps Green Hospital has been serving the La Jolla and greater San Diego communities since 1977. [READ MORE]

St. Cloud (Minn.) Hospital. Founded in 1886, St. Cloud Hospital's orthopedic specialties include joint replacement, trauma and fracture care, hand, arm and shoulder care, foot and ankle care and its bone and joint center — one of the highest volume centers in the state. [READ MORE]

St. David's North Austin (Texas) Medical Center. Founded in 1995, the orthopedic program at 332-bed St. David's Medical Center offers surgical navigation for precision during surgery, state-of-the-art surgical visualization equipment and comprehensive rehabilitation programs. [READ MORE]

St. Francis Hospital (Roslyn, N.Y.). St. Francis Hospital has a busy orthopedic department, as specialists perform more than 1,000 procedures each year. [READ MORE]

St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center (Hartford, Conn.). Surgeons at St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center perform about 1,100 inpatient procedures each year, and the hospital has an active outpatient surgery program as well. [READ MORE]

St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital (Savannah, Ga.). Providers at St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital's Institute for Advanced Bone & Joint Surgery see more than 3,300 orthopedic cases each year. [READ MORE]

St. Luke's Regional Medical Center (Boise, Idaho). Founded in 1902, St. Luke's Regional Medical Center specializes in both surgical and non-surgical services in general orthopedics, joint replacement, pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine. [READ MORE]

St. Vincent Hospital and Health Center (Indianapolis). St. Vincent Hospital and Health Center includes St. Vincent Orthopedic Center, a state-of-the-art facility housing the St. Vincent Center for Joint Replacement and the St. Vincent Spine Center. [READ MORE]

Stanford Hospital and Clinics (Palo Alto). Stanford Health Care offers a number of orthopedic-centered clinics and services, including a sports medicine and physical therapy clinic, a spine center, orthopedic surgical oncology program and trauma care. [READ MORE]

Sutter General Hospital (Sacramento, Calif.). Sutter General Hospital, one of three campuses of Sutter Medical Center, was named one of CareChex's top 100 hospitals for orthopedic surgery in 2014. [READ MORE]

Swedish Medical Center (Seattle). The Swedish Orthopedic Institute was the first orthopedic-dedicated facility in the Pacific Northwest, located at Swedish Medical Center's First Hill campus. [READ MORE]

Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital. For the tenth consecutive year, Tampa General Hospital was ranked one of the best in the country for orthopedics for 2014-15 by U.S. News & World Report. [READ MORE]

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (Dallas). Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has provided pediatric orthopedic care for more than 90 years. [READ MORE]

Texas Spine and Joint Hospital (Tyler). The Texas Spine and Joint Hospital, a 20-bed physician-owned multispecialty hospital, opened in 2002. [READ MORE]

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Philadelphia). The 969-bed Thomas Jefferson University Hospital was ranked one of the best hospitals for orthopedics for 2014-15 by U.S. News & World Report. [READ MORE]

Torrance (Calif.) Memorial Medical Center. Torrance Memorial Medical Center's orthopedic surgeons perform more than 2,100 procedures each year. [READ MORE]

UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital (Santa Monica, Calif.). The UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital is a joint alliance between UCLA Health and the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital at UCLA's Santa Monica campus. [READ MORE]

UC San Diego Medical Center. In June 2014, UC San Diego was designated as an official U.S. Olympic Regional Medical Center selected by the United States Olympic Committee to provide a variety of medical services to Team USA athletes, including orthopedics and sports medicine. [READ MORE]

UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco). UCSF Medical Center was ranked among the top 15 hospitals in the nation for orthopedics in 2014-15 by U.S. News & World Report. [READ MORE]

University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland). The Department of Orthopaedics at University Hospitals Case Medical Center was established in 1907, making it one of the oldest orthopedic departments in the country at 107 years old. [READ MORE]

University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham. The UAB Orthopaedic Clinic is located at the Highlands campus of UAB Hospital and offers total orthopedic care services, including foot and ankle, hand therapy, joint reconstruction and sports medicine. [READ MORE]

University of California, Davis Medical Center (Sacramento). University of California, Davis Medical Center's department of orthopedic surgery is housed in the UC Davis Trauma Center, offering operative and nonoperative specialty services including orthopedic oncology, pediatric orthopedics, spinal disorders and hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery. [READ MORE]

University of Colorado Hospital (Aurora). The flagship hospital of UC Health treats a variety of orthopedic conditions, including lupus, osteoporosis, cartilage and ligament damage and arthritis. [READ MORE]

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City). Ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the country for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for 2014-15, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics offers comprehensive orthopedic services for both adult and pediatric patients. [READ MORE]

University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City). Physicians at University of Kansas Hospital's Sports Medicine and Performance Center are the official providers for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals. [READ MORE]

University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics (Salt Lake City). The University Orthopaedic Center provides a complete range of services in the specialty, including spine, sports medicine, trauma care, pediatric orthopedics and oncology. [READ MORE]

University of Virginia Medical Center (Charlottesville). UVA Hospital Medical Center includes more than 25 physicians who specialize in spine surgery, pediatric orthopedics, orthopedic trauma, sports medicine, reconstructive surgery and other subspecialties. [READ MORE]

University of Washington Medical Center (Seattle). UW Medical Center's orthopedic programs and services include minimally invasive joint replacement, hand and wrist surgery, orthopedic tumor surgery and other non-surgical services. [READ MORE]

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (Madison, Wis.). UW-Madison Hospital and Clinics' orthopedic program was ranked among the nation's top 50 for 2014-15 by U.S. News & World Report, and it is also designated a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacement and spine surgery. [READ MORE]

UPMC (Pittsburgh). UPMC — the No. 1 hospital in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania, according to U.S. News & World Report — is also ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the nation for orthopedic excellence. [READ MORE]

Valley Medical Center (Renton, Wash.). The Joint Center at Valley Medical Center was the first dedicated joint replacement center in the Pacific Northwest and was also one of the first orthopedic programs to adopt computer-assisted surgery technology. [READ MORE]

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.). Vanderbilt University Medical Center's orthopedic center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as No. 1 in Tennessee for 2014-15. [READ MORE]

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (Richmond). VCU Medical Center's department of orthopedic surgery provides comprehensive care for patients with musculoskeletal disease or injury in conjunction with the VCU Sports Medicine Center. [READ MORE]

Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle). Virginia Mason provides comprehensive orthopedic care, specializing in bone tumors, limb reconstruction, hand surgery, sports medicine and joint replacement, to name a few programs. [READ MORE]

Wake-Forest Baptist Hospital (Winston-Salem). Wake-Forest Baptist Hospital is ranked as one of the top 100 orthopedic surgery centers by CareChex for 2014, and its pediatric orthopedic department is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report. [READ MORE]

Washington Hospital (Fremont, Calif.). Washington Hospital is ranked among CareChex's top 100 hospitals for orthopedic surgery for 2014-15 and is also a designated Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacement. [READ MORE]

Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital. A wide range of orthopedic services are offered at Yale-New Haven Hospital, including sports medicine, pediatric orthopedics and a sarcoma program for cancer of the bone — one of the few programs of its kind in New England. [READ MORE]

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