50 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs headed into 2023

Becker's Hospital Review is excited to feature the orthopedic departments of 50 hospitals and health systems across the U.S.

Hospitals and health systems listed below are dedicated to expanding their orthopedic services and innovating in the space. We accepted nominations for this list. Click here to find the 2023 nomination forms.

Note: This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals or healthcare providers, and organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list. Hospitals are presented in alphabetical order.

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AdventHealth Orlando (Fla.). The AdventHealth Orthopedic Institute treats over 4,000 patients annually. It provides treatment for 58 high-specialized orthopedic conditions. AdventHealth Orlando has been named one of the nation's best hospitals for orthopedics for 2022-23 by U.S. News & World Report. It is also a participant in the CMS Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program, which aims to increase care coordination across hospitals, physicians and post-acute care providers.

AdvocateAuroraHealth (Downers Grove, Ill., and Milwaukee). AdvocateAuroraHealth's orthopedic services cater to all types of conditions, ranging from simple to advanced needs and from emergency care to recurring ailments. The health system has devoted itself to innovation and research, applying the latest computer-assisted, resurfacing, microsurgical and cartilage regeneration techniques to the thousands of procedures they complete each year. Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital performs over 1,000 surgeries per year, has earned Magnet status for nursing excellence, was named a Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacement and spine surgery.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis). Barnes-Jewish Hospital offers an expansive selection of inpatient and outpatient orthopedic care, as well as rehabilitation services. The hospital offers extremely specialized orthopedic care in nine different specialties, including but not limited to musculoskeletal oncology, spine surgery and trauma. The hospital's orthopedic experts are the team physicians for the St. Louis Blues hockey team and all Washington University athletic teams. Physicians also participate in basic science and clinical research endeavors funded by the National Institutes of Health. The hospital is ranked among the top in the nation for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for 2022-23.

Beaumont Health (Southfield, Mich.). Beaumont Health, a leader in orthopedic research and innovation, teaches the most recent surgical techniques at its Applebaum Simulation Learning Institute. The department also studies used replacement joints to help improve artificial joint technology. Each year, Beaumont surgeons perform over 8,500 joint replacements using minimally invasive methods. For 2022-23, U.S. News & World Report named Royal Oak-based Beaumont Hospital among the top in the nation for orthopedics.

Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). Brigham and Women's Hospital's Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center employs top physicians and researchers that work in tandem with the hospital's research programs to bring innovative care solutions to patients. Its research programs are funded by National Institutes of Health. The center offers 19 targeted care programs. The hospital's department of orthopedic surgery has 40 orthopedic surgeons across six greater Boston locations, and they complete thousands of joint replacement surgeries annually.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). Cedars-Sinai has been recognized as a top medical care provider in Los Angeles by NRC Health for 20 consecutive years and is ranked within the top 10 in orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report year after year. Thanks to its reputation as a trailblazer in research and education, its orthopedic residency positions attract applications from over 600 medical students each year. Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedics, in conjunction with the Kerlan-Jobe Institute, also provides quality orthopedic care to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Clippers and Rams.

Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland Clinic treats a wide variety of orthopedic conditions across their 55-plus locations in Northeast Ohio and Florida. Its orthopedic surgery department performs over 7,000 hip, knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow, wrist and finger joint replacements annually. The clinic's Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute joins the knowledge and expertise of the clinic's orthopedic program and its rheumatology program for an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare. Cleveland Clinic has been consistently ranked as a top hospital for orthopedic care by the U.S. News & World Report.

Covenant Health (Knoxville, Tenn.). Covenant Health's orthopedic program consists of three Tennessee-based medical centers, where orthopedic experts provide comprehensive care using the latest technology and techniques. Joint replacement surgeries are offered at other Covenant Health hospitals as well. Covenant Medical Group, the health system's physician practice organization, also has four orthopedic surgery practices. Overall, the system performs the highest number of orthopedic surgeries in the state and offers various robotic-assisted surgeries to provide a highly personalized approach. The system adheres to the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocol, which helps reduce stress after surgery, decreases length of stay, lowers risk of complication and readmission, and leads to better outcomes overall.

Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.). With 97 orthopedic faculty members, 40 residents, 17 clinical fellows and 29 research trainees, Duke University Hospital has one of the biggest academic orthopedic departments in the nation. In 2022, the department treated over 200,000 patients and completed more than 20,000 procedures. The department's eight surgical subspecialities are foot and ankle, hand, joint reconstruction, oncology, pediatric, spine, sports medicine and trauma.

Hackensack Meridian Health (Hackensack, N.J.). Hackensack Meridian Health's orthopedic care transformation services span medical centers throughout New Jersey and focus on delivering high-quality, personalized care across the musculoskeletal continuum. Physicians in the network perform over 17,000 orthopedic surgeries every year, including 5,500 joint replacements. Several of the hospitals have implemented protocols that help minimize opioid medication use before, during and after surgery. The system is also a leader in the adoption of robotic joint replacement technology. The health network has 18 hospitals and over 500 patient care locations, including ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, and rehabilitation centers.

Hoag Orthopedic Institute (Irvine, Calif.). With 70 beds and nine operating rooms at their disposal, Hoag Orthopedic Institute's 300-plus specialty physicians treat a high volume of orthopedic patients. Patients include members of professional sports teams like the Los Angeles Chargers and the Orange County Soccer Club. The institute was recently acknowledged by CMS as the only Southern California-based hospital to earn a 5-star rating for patient experience.

Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City). Since its founding in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery has dedicated itself to providing superior orthopedic care. Each year, the hospital's physicians perform over 32,000 surgical procedures and consistently complete more hip surgeries and knee replacements than any other U.S. hospital, all while boasting one of the lowest infection rates in the nation. The hospital also dedicates itself to research and innovation, with the HSS Research Institute's 20 laboratories and 300 staff members all working to advance musculoskeletal health using novel technology. As one of the biggest academic facilities dedicated to orthopedic imaging, the hospital has developed several new procedures for the diagnostic imaging of bones, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues. Thanks to its many achievements, U.S. News & World Report has named it the nation's top orthopedic hospital for 13 consecutive years.

Houston Methodist. Houston Methodist Hospital's orthopedics team offers patients personalized, minimally invasive, up-to-date care. Each year, fellowship-trained surgeons perform over 20,000 orthopedic procedures and utilize techniques developed in collaboration with academic medicine researchers. Houston Methodist physicians serve as team doctors for the Houston Astros and the Houston Texans. The hospital has over 20 orthopedic and sports medicine locations that provide physical and occupational therapy throughout Greater Houston.

John Muir Health (Walnut Creek, Calif.). John Muir Health has the largest nonacademic orthopedic program in the state of California. The staff provides up-to-date treatments, surgical procedures and rehabilitation services. Doctors use the ROSA Knee System, an innovative technology that uses a robotic surgical assistant to help with total knee replacements. The health system also partakes in the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model, a five-year bundled payment program that makes the cost and quality of care the responsibility of John Muir Health itself. The system also incorporates the California Joint Replacement Registry, which lets patients voluntarily submit the results of their total hip and knee replacements.

Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, Md.). Johns Hopkins Hospital provides specialty orthopedic surgical care in 12 different subsects, ranging from hip and knee replacement to sports medicine. Experts at the hospital aim to provide care that helps patients regain the quality of life that they enjoyed prior to developing an orthopedic issue. The Hip and Knee Replacement Program at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center has received the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval. The hospital is ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the country for orthopedic surgery per U.S. News & World Report.

Keck Medicine of USC (Los Angeles). Keck Medicine of USC's department of orthopedic surgery aims to provide comprehensive musculoskeletal care for all orthopedic subspecialties. It recently received a $6 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, which will be used to fund research on embryonic cell implants to treat cartilage defects and a clinical trial studying a small molecule therapy to treat osteoporosis of the knee. The physicians at the USC Epstein Family Center for Sports Medicine serve as official doctors for the Los Angeles Kings hockey team and for USC Athletics.

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Massachusetts General Hospital's orthopedic department provides a full continuum of orthopedic care across a network of six locations throughout the area. The orthopedic surgery department offers nine orthopedic subspecialties, including orthopedic oncology, spine and sports medicine. The team sees over 130,000 patients per year, including Olympians, collegiate athletes, the New England Patriots and the Boston Bruins.

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). The Mayo Clinic has over 80 orthopedic specialists across its clinics in Phoenix, Jacksonville, Fla., and Rochester, Minn. As authorities in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, they work to ensure that patients experience the least amount of pain and the quickest recovery period possible by utilizing minimally invasive techniques. The clinic continues to implement cutting-edge technology and research to provide patients with the best possible outcomes. Most recently, Dr. Josh Tokish, an orthopedic surgeon based in a Mayo Clinic in Arizona, developed and implemented a shoulder instability procedure that tackles the issue of bone loss that comes with repeated shoulder dislocations.

Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center. Atlantic Health System's Morristown Medical Center incorporates state-of-the-art robotics and imaging techniques that help surgeons perform minimally invasive surgeries, which ultimately leads to smaller incisions, greater range of motion and faster recovery. The institute conducts over 11,000 procedures each year and has some of the lowest infection, mortality and complication rates. The medical center has received the nation's second highest reimbursement for shared savings for four consecutive years.

Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital (New York City). Since its inception in 1889, Mount Sinai Beth Israel has been recognized for its expertise in a variety of services, with orthopedics chief among them. The teaching hospital provides patient access to primary and specialty care. The hospital has been awarded the distinction of The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.

Mount Sinai Hospital (New York City). Mount Sinai Hospital treats orthopedic and musculoskeletal ailments ranging from common to complicated. Its mission is to offer quality care that helps patients function to the best of their ability and live with less overall pain. Thanks to its expertise in a wide range of orthopedic specialties, U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital as eighth in the nation for 2022-23. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai also includes a department of orthopedics, which teaches a people-centric care approach and prioritizes research and innovation.

New England Baptist Hospital (Boston). New England Baptist Hospital, a part of the Beth Israel Lahey Health system, is a top leader in clinical outcomes and is ranked at No. 16 in orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for 2022-23. Their surgical care model involves preparing patients for surgery, matching patients with the appropriate care team partner, decreasing the chances for complications and increasing outcome satisfaction. The hospital's clinical affiliates include Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Mass., Beverly (Mass.) Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess-Plymouth (Mass.) Hospital.

NewYork-Presbyterian (New York City). NewYork-Presbyterian's orthopedics programs are backed by the full strength of the system's resources, meaning patients benefit from comprehensive care informed by not just orthopedic specialists, but also experts in other fields. At the core of these programs are huge research undertakings that continuously aim to discover novel surgical techniques. NewYork-Presbyterian's Columbia Orthopedics provides a range of operative and nonoperative services for people of all ages. 

NorthShore University Hospitals (Evanston, Ill.). Utilizing more than 100 physicians specializing in a range of orthopedic subfields, the NorthShore Orthopaedic & Spine Institute at NorthShore University Hospitals is able to create a multidisciplinary treatment plan for each patient. Physicians at the institute use regenerative medicine, which is an up-and-coming treatment method that uses the body's existing transformative abilities to help heal patients. The institute provides minimally invasive surgical options, as well as nonsurgical alternatives.

Northwell Health (New Hyde Park, N.Y.). The Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute provides comprehensive care for a broad spectrum of injuries and ailments. Northwell Health's orthopedics are consistently ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The system's Lenox Hospital, North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Huntington Hospital, Northern Westchester Hospital, Phelps Hospital and Mather Hospital have all been recognized for their orthopedic excellence.

Northwestern Medicine (Chicago). Northwestern Medicine's nationally recognized orthopedics program provides a full spectrum of care in a number of areas. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked as one of the top hospitals for orthopedics by the U.S. News & World Report. Meanwhile, the Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital completes the second-highest volume of lower extremity joint replacement surgeries in Illinois. Northwestern Medicine's orthopedic specialists also lead various research studies to improve care outcomes for patients.

NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital (New York City). NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital is rated as No. 1 in New York and No. 3 nationally according to U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." Its team offers both inpatient and outpatient adult surgical and specialized care and has helped over 1,500 patients obtain total joint replacement surgery without requiring an overnight stay. The hospital prioritizes innovation and research that will improve quality of life for patients, and its focus on training prospective medical experts ensures that the quality of care will not diminish with time.

Orlando (Fla.) Health. Orlando Health supports orthopedics through various specialized programs and commissions. The system's orthopedic residency program has been ranked by the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons as the fourth top academically productive orthopedic surgery program in the nation, based on weighed values of per-capita academic achievement. The system also served as the official medical team of the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in June. Among the system's current projects is the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute, set to open in 2023, which will provide robust outpatient and clinical practice, a top tier training program for orthopedic physicians and a celebrated trauma program. The 75-bed institute will provide care for over 250,000 patients each year.

Penn Medicine (Philadelphia). Penn Medicine's orthopedic team performs thousands of procedures each year, often utilizing minimally invasive techniques, computer-assisted procedures or other advanced approaches. Penn Medicine offers 11 highly specialized orthopedic programs and centers, such as the Penn Spine Center, the Regenerative Sports Medicine Program and the Neuro-Orthopaedics Program. Penn Orthopaedics is also the official partner of the Philadelphia Flyers, the Philadelphia 76ers and the US Squash National Team. Penn Medicine's Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital includes an Orthopedic Center devoted to joint replacement and orthopedic surgeries, which is ranked among the top in the nation for orthopedic surgery by U.S. News & World Report for 2022-23.

Penn State Health (Hershey, Pa.). Penn State Health performs 1,000 plus joint replacements per year. They are the only academic medical center in central Pennsylvania, which allows them to employ the most up to date research-based techniques. The system has earned designation as a Blue Distinction Center for spine surgery and a Blue Distinction Center+ for hip and knee replacement by Highmark Blue Shield. Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top hospital in the country for orthopedics.

Phoenix (Ariz.) Children's Hospital. The Herbert J. Louis Center for Orthopedics at Phoenix Children's Hospital comprises over 70 orthopedic team members and boasts one of the largest scoliosis programs in the country. The center includes nine specialized programs and 12 specialized clinics that provide services to patients with scoliosis, clubfoot, movement disorders, sports injuries, concussion and broken bones. Phoenix Children's has developed a collaborative surgical model that shortens procedure times by allowing concurrent ortho-neuro surgeries for patients with complex spinal cases. The health system is currently investing nearly $300 million in a rapid physical expansion that will help meet the escalating health needs of the community.

Providence (Renton, Wash.). Providence has several robust orthopedic programs. Providence Mission Hospital's Orthopedic Institute uses a comprehensive, evidence-based care approach to aid orthopedic patients. Its team of orthopedic surgeons use robotic resources to complete minimally invasive techniques, and the hospital is accredited as a Center of Excellence for Robotic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation. The hospital's two campuses, located in Mission Viejo, Calif. and Laguna Beach, Calif., are lauded for their exceptional orthopedic care, landing among the top in the nation on U.S. News & World Report's ranking of best orthopedic hospitals for 2022-23. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills, Calif., is ranked at No. 35 on the list.

Queen's Medical Center (Honolulu). The Orthopedic Institute at Queen's Medical Center applies a multidisciplinary approach to each patient's care. The team offers expertise in 10 orthopedic specialties and has several clinics and centers dedicated to inpatient and outpatient care. The institute's Joint Center was the first in Hawaii to gain Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The institute has also been awarded Blue's Distinction for Spine Surgery by Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego (San Diego). Rady Children's Hospital's 511-bed Institute for Orthopedics has 27 specialists and is a leader in spinal growth tethering surgery, an advanced procedure that helps correct scoliosis. The institute, led by renowned surgeon and researcher Peter Newton, MD, has received national recognition for its clinical research. Its five clinical research centers include spinal deformities, pediatric hip disorders, trauma, sports and orthopedic outcomes. In addition, the institute was the first in the nation to both implant magnetic growing rods in scoliosis patients and to install a groundbreaking orthopedic imaging system that exposes patients to significantly less radiation than standard X-rays.

Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). With a reputation for delivering leading-edge orthopedic treatments, Rush University Medical Center's orthopedic department is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as No. 5 in the nation and No. 1 in Illinois. They are the team physicians for the Chicago White Sox, Bulls, and DePaul University athletics. Rush orthopedic surgeons have been key contributors to several noteworthy advances to orthopedic medicine, including the development of minimally invasive hip and knee arthroplasty and prosthetic management of childhood cancers. The orthopedic department's 15 full-time researchers and over 25 research professionals are dedicated to studying disease pathways, new devices and technologies, and procedural safety and efficacy.

Scripps (San Diego). Scripps has more than 135 board-certified orthopedic surgeons and offers services at clinics, hospitals and specialty centers across San Diego. The system is ranked at No. 13 for orthopedic care by U.S. News & World Report for 2022-23, and its hospitals have gained the "Blue Distinction Center" designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield. Scripps Clinic's Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education runs privately and publicly funded clinical trials that allow patients to access the newest therapies and devices.

St. Francis Hospital and Heart Center (Roslyn, N.Y.). St. Francis Hospital and Heart Center's orthopedic program offers the most current, minimally invasive solutions for the full continuum of orthopedic injuries and conditions. The hospital provides surgical procedures, pain management, physical therapy and rehabilitation services. For 2022-23, the hospital was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as High Performing in Knee Replacement, High Performing in Hip Replacement and High Performing in Hip Fracture.

Stanford (Calif.) Health Care. Stanford Healthcare brings a multispecialist approach to orthopedic care so that each patient receives customized treatment. The team of experts treats simple and nuanced conditions, ranging from arthritis to herniated discs. The system offers locations throughout California's Bay Area, with a number of clinics and programs for specialized care. Patients also have access to the most recent clinical trials. Stanford Sports Medicine Center and Human Performance Lab collaborate to research new prevention tools, diagnostic strategies and treatment plans. Currently, researchers are exploring stem cell therapy for cartilage issues and new devices for physical therapy, among other areas of study.

Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.). Sutter Health is an integrated health network that includes 24 acute care hospitals, 33 ambulatory surgery centers and various medical offices, urgent care centers, walk-in clinics and imaging centers. In the past year, the health system has performed over 8,000 joint replacements across the network and has delivered care for 533,500 orthopedic cases. Its musculoskeletal service line provides quality orthopedic care and has been awarded the Blue Cross/Blue Shield "Blue Distinction Specialty Care" for hip and knee replacement at four of its affiliate care sites, among other distinctions. The health system has launched a new approach to seamlessly measure patient-reported outcome measures after treatment via an online patient portal, which provides patients with personalized care and clinicians with valuable real-time data.

Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital. Tampa General Hospital's team of orthopedic specialists perform over 4,000 inpatient surgeries each year, making it the facility in West Central Florida with the highest volume of surgical procedures. The hospital includes a 34-bed orthopedic trauma care center, which acts as a regional referral center for orthopedic surgery. Tampa General also gained program-specific certification for hip and knee replacement procedures from The Joint Commission.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (Philadelphia). Each year, Jefferson Health's orthopedic surgery program performs over 61,000 surgeries and evaluates over 40,000 athletes. The system combines specialists from Rothman Orthopaedics, Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center, 3B Orthopaedics, Regional Orthopedic, Reconstructive Orthopedics and Coastal Spine. Rothman Orthopedic Institute surgeons alone perform about 17,000 hip and knee replacements a year, and their spine team performs more than 6,100 surgical procedures annually. The system was named No. 7 in the nation for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.

UC Davis Medical Center (Sacramento, Calif.). UC Davis's orthopedic department combines research, education, and expert care in many musculoskeletal specialties. The department acts as a vital part of the UC Davis Trauma Center and is affiliated with partners like Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California and Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento. UC Davis Medical Center is a 646-bed academic medical center with a patient-centric care approach, and it has earned a ranking of No. 50 in orthopedic hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in 2022-23.

UC San Diego Health. The orthopedics program at UC San Diego Health is staffed by physicians who are also researchers, meaning patients always have access to the most recent treatments and technologies. Patients are also able to enroll in clinical trials. UC San Diego is ranked among the nation's top 50 in orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report and is a designated Center of Excellence for orthopedic care by Optum. The system is the official provider of the San Diego Padres and acts as orthopedic and sports medicine doctors for the San Diego Seals and UC San Diego Tritons.

UCLA Health. With a robust orthopedic program combining surgical and nonsurgical experts, academia and scientific research, the UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital ranks No. 5 in the nation on U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals for Orthopedics." The health system's musculoskeletal specialists are regularly named among the "Best Doctors in America" and their Joint Replacement Center is recognized as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacement. The system offers various additional specialty clinics and centers like the Hand Center, the Spine Center and the Sports Medicine Center.

UCSF Health (San Francisco). As one of the premier orthopedics hospitals in the nation, UCSF employs first-rate orthopedic specialists with expertise in a number of musculoskeletal disorders. The UCSF Health team sees a high volume of patients. The Spine Center sees 10,000 patients per year. At the UCSF Arthritis and Joint Replacement Center, providers use the most recent techniques and technology to perform over 800 hip and knee procedures a year. The system's UCSF Medical Center continuously ranks within the top 50 on U.S. News & World Report's list of best hospitals for orthopedic care.

UF Health (Gainesville, Fla.). UF Health Shands Hospital was ranked among the top in the nation for U.S. News & World Report's best hospitals for orthopedics. The UF Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute facility features a 10,000-square foot gym and treatment area, as well as a 1,000-square foot training area and a biomechanics laboratory. The system offers treatments for many specific orthopedic issues ranging from surgery to therapy and rehabilitation.

UW Health (Madison, Wis.). UW Health provides patient-centric surgical and nonsurgical care for a variety of orthopedic conditions. The health system's orthopedic team collaborates with specialists in other departments, such as the Amputee Clinic and the UW Carbone Cancer Center, to gain a well-rounded perspective on patient care when needed. The UW School of Medicine and Public Health's Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation completes both lab and field research that contributes to the development of new orthopedic technologies and methodologies. 505-bed UW Health University Hospital is ranked as No. 42 in the nation for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for 2022-23.

UW Medical Center (Seattle). UW Medical Center's orthopedics specialty is the Pacific Northwest's only nationally ranked program and has been awarded the best rating for back surgery, hip fracture surgery, hip replacement surgery and knee replacement surgery according to the U.S. News & World Report in 2022-23. UW Medicine's orthopedic surgeons provide surgical and nonsurgical care in eight subspecialties to help patients regain quality of life. UW Medicine is the most expansive clinical, research and learning health system in the Pacific Northwest.

University Hospitals (Cleveland). The orthopedics department of University Hospitals performs more than 17,000 orthopedic surgeries and has over 198,722 clinical visits across its 43 locations annually. Through their robust research program, which has received over $10 million in funding, the department is able to explore innovative and cutting-edge technology such as a novel implant for hip revision or replacement. The department is also one of the first in the nation to receive FDA approval to grow stem cells for orthopedic use. In 2023, the system will open the UH Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute at UH Ahuja Medical Center, which expects to serve over 1,350 sports performance patients in its first year alone.

University of Michigan Health-Ann Arbor. Since 1930, University of Michigan Health has been a leader in orthopedics. With eight orthopedic subspecialties, full-time research programs and lauded training curriculums, the orthopedic department at University of Michigan is devoted to providing top-quality orthopedic care for musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. Among their orthopedic programs is the spine surgery program, where specialists offer the latest treatment options to patients with neck and back disorders, and their sarcoma program, which treats cancer of the connective tissue.

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