100 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs – 2013
North Memorial Medical Center (Robbinsdale, Minn.). North Memorial Medical Center was one of the first in the Twin Cities area to have a dedicated joint replacement center. Orthopedic surgeons at the hospital perform a substantial portion of the anterior total hip replacements provided in Minnesota, averaging more than 100 cases per year. The hospital, a Level I trauma center, also offers group therapy and educational sessions for patients undergo orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield has identified North Memorial as a Blue Distinction Center for Hip and Knee Replacement.
North Mississippi Medical Center (Tupelo). North Mississippi Medical Center's Joint Replacement Center is on the fourth floor of the hospital, a 650-bed regional referral center that is the largest private hospital in Mississippi and the largest non-metropolitan hospital in America. More than 550 joint replacements are performed at North Mississippi Medical Center each year The hospital is a Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacements — one of four in the state to receive such recognition — and it also received Healthgrades' 2014 awards for excellence in orthopedic surgery and joint replacements.
North Shore University Hospital (Manhasset, N.Y.). The orthopedic department at North Shore University Hospital includes 76 practicing orthopedic surgeons as well as several orthopedic residents and physician assistants. The hospital, part of North Shore-LIJ Health System, is a Level 1 trauma center and is equipped for the most acute orthopedic cases. The system's orthopedic program includes the Orthopaedic Research Library at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. There, clinical researchers recently identified one of the first clinical treatments for osteoarthritis. The institute is partnered with several major sports teams and events to provide sports medicine care, including the New York Jets, the U.S. ski team and the PGA.
Northwest Hospital and Medical Center (Seattle). Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, a 281-bed facility, is part of University of Washington Medicine. It includes a network of more than a dozen physicians who specialize in orthopedics, and its orthopedic program encompasses a broad range of surgical procedures, a joint replacement program, sports medicine and physical therapy. Northwest Hospital is also affiliated with The Sports Medicine Clinic in Seattle, one of the first multidisciplinary sports medicine clinics in the country, established in 1965. The hospital earned Healthgrades' 2013 Spine Surgery Excellence Award for it superior outcomes.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago). The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital includes approximately 30 orthopedic surgeons who provide care for a range of bone and joint conditions. The department works in partnership with the highly specialized Northwestern's Center for Surgery of the Hand and Acute Spinal Cord Injury Center. U.S. News & World Report ranked Northwestern in the top 10 hospitals for orthopedic care this year, making it the highest-ranked orthopedic program in Illinois. Blue Cross Blue Shield also recognized the hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacements.
NYU Langone Medical Center's Hospital for Joint Diseases (New York City). The Hospital for Joint Diseases dates back to 1905, then known as Jewish Hospital for Deformities and Joint Disease. More than a century later, it merged with NYU Langone Medical Center in 2006. The hospital today includes centers dedicated to spine, hip disorders and bone healing, along with one of the world's largest centers for total joint replacements. More than 3,000 total joint replacements are performed at NYU Langone each year. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital as one of the top five in the country for orthopedic care in 2013.
Ocala (Fla.) Regional Medical Center. When combined, physicians at the Orthopedic Joint Care Center at 200-bed Ocala Regional Medical Center have more than 145 years of combined experience in bone and joint care. The hospital is home to a large volume of hip and knee replacements — ranking sixth in the state — and it's also recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for these procedures. Ocala also earned Healthgrades' 2014 Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award for its superior outcomes in spine surgery, hip fracture care and joint replacements.
Ochsner Medical Center (New Orleans). Ochsner Medical Center's orthopedic department includes more than 20 orthopedic surgeons, each of whom has completed a clinical fellowship. Ochsner is also a research and learning hub, offering patients clinical trials, interventional studies and an orthopedic residency program. The hospital received Healthgrades' 2014 Joint Replacement Excellence Award for its superior outcomes in hip and knee surgeries, and it was also named as one of the 50 top hospitals in the country for orthopedics care by U.S. News & World Report in 2013.
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. Six of Sentara's hospital also house OrthoJoint Centers, which are dedicated to hip and knee joint replacement surgeries. Within the system, physicians from Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Va., recently led a year-long study on evidence-based protocol for the provision of IV fluids to joint replacement patients, finding that fluids at the right time for patients with low blood pressure can help recovery. Blue Cross Blue Shield also recognized Sentara Leigh as a Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacements.
OSU Wexner Medical Center (Columbus). OSU Wexner offers comprehensive orthopedic services, along with dedicated spine and sports medicine centers. The academic medical center also created a specialized Fragility Fracture Program for patients who have experienced fragile bone fractures due to osteoporosis. OSU Wexner includes a comparative orthopedic laboratory, where multidisciplinary teams research gene therapy and genetic markers of orthopedic disease, and an ergonomic lab focused on studies of how human joints respond to various exertions and work processes.
Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia). Pennsylvania Hospital is affiliated with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Penn Medicine, or Penn Orthopaedics for short. The program includes some of the most prominent physicians in their specialty, as they serve on the boards of the nation's premier orthopedic organizations and publish articles in many of the leading orthopedic journals. Pennsylvania Hospital is designated as Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacements from Blue Cross Blue Shield, and U.S. News & World Report ranked it as the 34th hospital in the country for orthopedic care in 2013.
Physicians Regional – Pine Ridge (Naples, Fla.). Physicians Regional Healthcare System provides orthopedic care at two locations in Naples — it's Pine Ridge and Collier Boulevard sites. Between the two, Physicians Regional's orthopedic team includes more than a dozen physicians and sports medicine specialists. The Pine Ridge hospital earned Healthgrades' 2014 Spine Surgery Excellence Award for its superior outcomes in back and neck surgery, and Blue Cross Blue Shield also recognized it as a Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacements.
Poudre Valley Hospital (Fort Collins, Colo.). Poudre Valley Hospital, a 270-bed regional medical center affiliated with University of Colorado Health, is connected to a broad range of expertise and resources for patients' bone and joint care. This includes the hospital's Regional Orthopedic Center and its affiliated Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies, which includes 24 specialists. The hospital received Healthgrades' 2014 awards for excellence in orthopedic surgery, joint replacements and spine surgery. CareChex ranked the hospital as one of the top 10 for major orthopedic surgery in 2014.
Rady Children's Hospital (San Diego). Rady Children's, the largest children's hospital in California, opened a new center in July that combines all orthopedic and rehabilitation medicine services under one roof. It's a pioneer for pediatric orthopedics and was the first hospital in the country to install a EOS orthopedic imaging machine. The device captures head-to-toe images of patients while they stand and with up to nine times less radiation than standard X-rays. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital seventh in the nation for pediatric orthopedic care in 2013, the fifth consecutive year the hospital earned a ranking.
Rex Hospital (Raleigh, N.C.). Rex Hospital includes a medical staff of 40 orthopedic surgeons. The hospital's parent, Rex Healthcare, is partnered with Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, which is the largest and oldest orthopedic practice in Wake County. This year, through a joint venture, the two opened the Raleigh Orthopaedic Surgery Center, a one-stop outpatient facility that houses a range of orthopedic services. Blue Cross Blue Shield designated the hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacements.
Riverside Medical Center (Kankakee, Ill.). Based about 60 miles outside of Chicago, 325-bed Riverside Medical Center's orthopedic program includes approximately 10 orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians. Riverside Medical Center received Healthgrades' 2014 Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award for its superior outcomes in spine surgery, hip fracture treatment, and hip and knee replacements. Blue Cross Blue Shield also recognized Riverside as a Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacements.
Riverside Methodist Hospital (Columbus, Ohio). Riverside Methodist Hospital, part of Columbus-based OhioHealth, includes a network of upwards of 70 orthopedic surgeons and its Sports Medicine Institute includes more than 30 licensed specialists. The hospital emphasizes minimally invasive treatment options for patients — 80 percent of OhioHealth's spine patients respond to non-surgical treatments, for instance. The hospital also includes leaders in hand and microsurgery, as Riverside Methodist's hand specialists are available 24/7 and treat patients from four neighboring states. Blue Cross Blue Shield has recognized Riverside Methodist as a Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacements.
Roper Hospital (Charleston, S.C.). Roper Hospital, part of Roper St. Francis, includes a team of more than 20 accomplished orthopedic surgeons. The system's Roper St. Francis Sports Medicine program provides a full range of orthopedic treatment options to injured athletes. The hospital also includes a geriatric orthopedics program to care for seniors' arthritis, osteoporosis and joint replacement needs. The hospital earned Healthgrades' 2014 awards for joint replacement and orthopedic surgery excellence.
Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Rush University Medical Center's orthopedic program is far-reaching, offering services for virtually any problem affecting the bones, joints, cartilage and ligaments. The hospital is home to one of the few women's sports medicine programs, and one of the largest musculoskeletal tumor programs, in the nation. Rush is also the preferred medical center for the Chicago White Sox baseball and Bulls basketball teams. Orthopedic surgeon Brian Cole, MD, performed ACL repair surgery on the Bulls' point guard Derrick Rose last May and again this past fall.
Saint Thomas West Hospital (Nashville, Tenn.). Saint Thomas has been an influential orthopedics provider in the Nashville area, as physicians at its Midtown Hospital were the first in the region to perform a total hip replacement in 1969. Saint Thomas Hospital is the orthopedic provider of choice for the Tennessee Titans. Each year, more than 1,500 joint replacements are performed at Saint Thomas Health facilities. CareChex rated the Saint Thomas West as the top hospital the state of Tennessee for joint replacement quality in 2014.
Scottsdale (Ariz.) Healthcare – Shea Medical Center. Shea Medical Center is one of Scottsdale Healthcare's three hospitals, all of which offer comprehensive orthopedic services. The system meets a need for acute-care orthopedics as well, as its Osborn Medical Center is the only Level I Trauma Center in the Arizona with three orthopedic traumatology fellowship-trained surgeons. Shea and Osborn Medical Centers are both recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield as Blue Distinction Centers for hip and knee replacements.
Scripps Green Hospital (La Jolla, Calif.). Scripps Health is as involved in orthopedic research and advancement as it is patient care. Scripps' physicians are team physicians for the San Diego Padres and athletes who train at the U.S. Olympic Center in Chula Vista. Scripps' Shiley Center for Orthopedic Research and Education investigates the safety and efficacy of new orthopedic therapies and technologies. SCORE's physician director, Clifford Colwell, MD, implanted the world's first electronic knee at Scripps Green Hospital in 2004. Scripps Green received Healthgrades' Joint Replacement Excellence Award for superior outcomes in hip and knee replacements for the past three years, including 2014.
Shands at the University of Florida (Gainesville, Fla.). Shands at the University of Florida is affiliated with the University of Florida's Enneking-Anspach Study Center, an important resource for the advancement and study of orthopedic oncology. Shands orthopedic specialists also serve as providers for the Jacksonville Barracudas hockey team and the University of Florida Gators. Blue Cross Blue Shield has recognized Shands as a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacements and spine surgery.
Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center (Crystal River, Fla.). Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center is a 128-bed facility that has served its community since 1978. The hospital's orthopedic program includes joint replacements, arthritis services, spine care and sports medicine, among other subspecialties. Seven Rivers received Healthgrades' 2014 awards for excellence in spine surgery, joint replacements and orthopedic surgery. It has also been recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacements.
St. Francis Hospital (Roslyn, N.Y.). The orthopedic department is one of St. Francis Hospital's busiest, as its specialists perform more than 1,000 procedures each year. Sports medicine is the largest component of St. Francis' orthopedic program. Its chief of orthopedic surgery is one of a small group of surgeons in New York to perform autologous chondrocyte implantation, an advanced procedure to repair damaged articular cartilage in the knee using cartilage cells harvested arthroscopically from the patient. U.S. News & World Report named St. Francis as one of the top 50 hospitals in the country for orthopedic care in 2013.
St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, Conn.). St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center includes The Spine Institute of Connecticut. Orthopedists and neurosurgeons at the institute specialize in spinal disorders and perform the most same-day spine surgeries in Connecticut. The hospital's orthopedic department includes 19 specialists, and more than 1,100 inpatient orthopedic procedures are performed there each year. St. Francis received Healthgrades' 2014 awards for excellence in spine surgery, orthopedic surgery and joint replacements.
St. Mary's Medical Center (San Francisco). In the early 1970s, physicians at St. Mary's Medical Center became some of the first in the Bay Area to provide total joint replacement surgery, and the hospital was also the site of the first total hip replacement in California. Part of Dignity Health, St. Mary's includes a comprehensive range of services, such as joint replacements, spine care and sports medicine. CareChex named it one of the top 100 hospitals in the country for orthopedic care in 2014, and Blue Cross Blue Shield also named it as a Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacements and spine care.
St. Joseph's/Candler (Savannah, Ga.). St. Joseph's/Candler includes the Institute for Advanced Bone and Joint Surgery, which more than 3,000 patients visit each year for inpatient and outpatient orthopedic care. Surgeons with the hospital perform more than 450 knee replacements and 150 hip replacements annually. The hospital earned several awards from Healthgrades for its bone and joint services in 2014 and years prior, including distinctions for joint replacement excellence, orthopedic surgery excellence and spine surgery excellence.
St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, the flagship of its system, encompasses the St. Vincent Orthopedic Center, a state-of-the-art facility that includes a spine center and joint replacement center. The latter is home to more joint replacements than any other healthcare provider in Indiana. St. Vincent partnered with Indianapolis-based OrthoIndy in 2012 to create the largest orthopedic program in the state. More than 40 sports teams — from professional organizations and universities to junior high schools — seek sports medicine care at St. Vincent, the largest hospital-based sports medicine program in Indiana. St. Vincent also provides pediatric orthopedic care at its Peyton Manning Children's Hospital.
Stanford (Calif.) Hospital and Clinics. Stanford's orthopedics program includes services for nine key clinical specialties and rehabilitative care, including spine, trauma care, musculoskeletal tumors and joint replacement. The orthopedic surgery department has its own research arm with five faculty members overseeing bench-to-bedside innovations. U.S. News & World Report ranked Stanford as the 18th top hospital in the country for orthopedic care in 2013.
Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital. Tampa General, a 1,018-bed hospital, is a regional referral center for complex orthopedic surgery. Its orthopedic trauma program includes a 30-bed unit where physicians can perform the most complex procedures, and the hospital also has a 25-bed joint center for patients to undergo joint replacement surgeries. The hospital has a relationship with the University of South Florida for an orthopedic surgery residency training program. In 2012, more than 1,200 joint replacements were performed at Tampa General. In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked Tampa General as the 19th top hospital for orthopedic care in the country.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (Dallas). Texas Scottish Rite has provided pediatric orthopedic care for more than 90 years. The hospital's physicians authored "Tachdjian's Pediatric Orthopedics: From Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children," a textbook that has become one of the standard references for orthopedic surgeons around the world. The hospital is especially considered a pioneer in spine care, as its researchers identified the first gene associated with idiopathic scoliosis in 2007. U.S. News & World Report ranked Texas Scottish Rite as the number one hospital in the country for pediatric orthopedics in 2013.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Philadelphia). Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is home to the largest orthopedic surgery program in the Delaware Valley. The hospital's Spinal Cord Injury Center is one of the first in the country to treat spinal disease with stereotactic radiosurgery. The Department of Defense recently provided a three-year, $1 million grant to Jefferson Orthopedics researchers to develop treatments that could aid in recovery of joint function for members of the military who have injuries from combat. The hospital has received recognition from Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacements.
UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles). The UCLA / Orthopaedic Hospital – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery's name reflects a partnership between UCLA Health System and Orthopaedic Hospital, which was established in 1911. The two organizations partnered in 1998 and have worked together in close proximity to advance orthopedic care in Los Angeles. The hospital recently launched a hand transplant program, one of only a few in the country. UCLA Medical Center has received recognition from Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacements. The hospital was ranked as one of the top 20 in the country for orthopedic care in 2013 by U.S. News & World Report.
UC San Diego Medical Center. With a clinical faculty of more than 20 orthopedic surgeons, the 548-bed UC San Diego Medical Center provides comprehensive treatment options for patients' bone and joint conditions. The hospital's program includes a Center for Joint Care, along with specialists in orthopedic oncology, trauma and spine care. Physician-scientists are also active in several clinical research projects to advance patients' treatment options. Blue Cross Blue Shield designated UCSD Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for spine surgery and hip and knee replacements.
UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco). UCSF takes a comprehensive approach to orthopedics, with several centers dedicated to specific specialties, such as arthritis and joint replacements, cartilage repair and regeneration and orthotic and prosthetics, among many others. UCSF Spine Center is one of the largest centers of its kind in the U.S., treating 10,000 patients each year. The hospital's orthopedics department includes an outreach program, PlaySafe, that brings certified athletic trainers and physicians to high school events around the Bay Area. U.S. News & World Report ranked UCSF as the 14th best hospital in the country for orthopedics in 2013.
University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center. University of Rochester Medical Center's Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation program covers every subspecialty of orthopedics. It includes more than 40 specialists who treat more than 170,000 patients each year. The hospital and its clinicians are also dedicated to research in the specialty and have attracted the resources to further their initiatives. In September, Swiss entrepreneur and philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss donated $2 million to the University of Rochester to support URMC's clinical research related to geriatric fracture care. URMC's affiliate, Highland Hospital, is one of Blue Cross Blue Shield's Blue Distinction Centers for joint replacements.
University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland). University Hospitals' orthopedics department, which is more than 100 years old, is made up of 10 clinical divisions and includes almost 30 specialists, from orthopedic surgery to pediatric sports medicine. The program has a dual focus on clinical treatment and research, as all physicians are also full-time faculty members at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, which has been one of the top 10 sites for National Institutes of Health research funding. U.S. News & World Report ranked University Hospitals as the 16th best orthopedic program in the country in 2013.
University Medical Center (Tucson, Ariz.). University Medical Center's orthopedic program's history spans back to 1971. It includes six clinical subspecialties, including spine surgery, pediatric surgery and musculoskeletal trauma care, as the hospital has the only Level I trauma center in southern Arizona. Physicians in University Medical Center's orthopedic department perform approximately 285 operative cases and treat about 1,600 patients each month. The program includes nearly a dozen orthopedic specialists and the Arizona Arthritis Center, which was established in 1985. University Medical Center has received recognition from Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacements.
University of Chicago Medical Center. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Chicago Medicine, the hospital's parent, is comprised of 11 subspecialty programs, including spine care, sports medicine, pediatric orthopedics and bone cancer, among others. University of Chicago physicians developed techniques for ligament reconstruction and flexor tendon repairs that became standard protocol for hand and wrist care in orthopedic centers across the country. The academic medical center has received recognition from Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacements.
University of Colorado Hospital (Aurora). University of Colorado Hospital has a bones, joint and muscle program that offers care for arthritis, joint injuries and replacements, foot injuries and several other conditions. The hospital has its own sports medicine center, and its physicians care for athletes from the University of Colorado and University of Denver. University of Colorado Hospital is also active in orthopedic research. It's part of the Multicenter Orthopedic Outcomes Network, which collects data on ACL injuries to identify risk factors that may affect the outcomes of ACL surgery and recovery.
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City). The Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics dates back to 1913. The department treats children and adult's orthopedic conditions, and also provides sports medicine, spine care and hand, foot and ankle treatments. U.S. News & World Report ranked University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as one of the top 30 hospitals in the country for orthopedic care in 2013. The hospital has also received recognition from Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for spine surgery.
University of Michigan Medical Center (Ann Arbor). U-M Medical Center's orthopedic department is made up of nearly 30 faculty with interests in a broad range of orthopedic clinical areas, research and education. The academic medical center offers highly specialized care and services, such as its Fragility Fracture Clinic, which was established to treat people over the age of 50 who have an osteoporosis-related fractured. The hospital is also influential in orthopedic research. Earlier this year, U-M researchers identified how a specific group of genes can activate cells that cause rheumatoid arthritis, which helps explain why some people are more likely to develop the condition than others.
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview (Minneapolis). The orthopedics and sports medicine department at the 885-bed University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview includes 25 orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians, in addition to several rheumatologists, podiatrists and rehabilitation physicians. The hospital's program is part of Fairview Sports and Orthopedic Care, which is the official provider for several athletic teams, including the NSC Minnesota United professional soccer team.
UPMC (Pittsburgh). UPMC's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery includes 11 subspecialties and a robust research arm, made up of 13 different laboratories in which scientists conduct evidence-based research and clinical trials. The system's sports medicine program provides care for some of Pittsburgh's top professional athletes, including the Steelers football team and Penguins hockey team, and its surgeons perform more than 1,500 procedures each year to treat patients' spine, neck and back conditions. U.S. News & World Report ranked UPMC as the 11th top hospital in the country for orthopedics in 2013.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.). More than 110,000 patients receive orthopedic care at Vanderbilt Orthopaedics each year. The academic medical center's orthopedic program includes more than 50 specialists and 10 subspecialty divisions. Vanderbilt Sports Medicine is also the coordinating center for three very large research endeavors, such as the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network, which was established in 2001 to look at how people do after undergoing an ACL reconstruction. Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named a Blue Distinction Center for spine surgery care by Blue Cross Blue Shield, and U.S. News & World Report also ranked the hospital as one of the top 50 in the country for orthopedics in 2013.
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (Richmond). The 865-bed Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center includes a network of roughly 20 orthopedic specialists. The hospital, which includes the only Level 1 trauma center in the region, is also home to a substantial amount of orthopedic research and education, offering fellowships in orthopedic trauma, joint replacement and reconstruction surgery. U.S. News & World Report ranked Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center as one of the top 40 hospitals in the country for orthopedics in 2013.
Virginia Hospital Center (Arlington). Many of Virginia Hospital's orthopedic surgeons serve as team physicians or consulting specialists for several professional teams in the Washington, D.C. area, including the Washington Redskins and the professional soccer club D.C. United. Through its total joint replacement program, physicians at the hospital have performed more than 4,200 procedures since 2001. CareChex ranked Virginia Hospital Center as one of the top 50 providers in the country for orthopedic care in 2014.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Orthopedic surgeons and specialists at Wake Forest Baptist treat routine and complex conditions at the hospital and several satellite locations. The hospital is home to one of the most comprehensive joint replacement programs in the Winston-Salem area and innovative orthopedic research, as Wake Forest Baptist's orthopedic researchers are studying the use of keratin gel in the regeneration of peripheral nerves in limbs as part of a $2.2 million, four-year grant from the Department of Defense. U.S. News & World Report ranked Wake Forest Baptist as one of the top 50 hospitals in the country for orthopedic care in 2013.
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