Orthopedic Surgery

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Jefferson's Department of Orthopedic Surgery in Philadelphia is fortunate to include leading clinicians from the Rothman Institute at Jefferson and The Philadelphia Hand Center at Jefferson. Whether the patient is a young athlete eager to return to the lineup or a retiree determined to regain mobility diminished by age, our goal is to maximize function and restore you to a high quality of life.

Jefferson is proud to be the largest orthopedic surgery program in the Delaware Valley, and is consistently chosen by U.S.News & World Report as one of the nation's best in orthopedics. Our team performs more than 25,000 surgical procedures annually in the following specialty areas:

  • Hip and knee
  • Spine
  • Sports medicine
  • Shoulder and elbow
  • Foot and ankle
  • Hand and wrist
  • Bone and soft tissue sarcomas
  • Trauma

The orthopedics team at Jefferson provides the latest in surgical techniques, medical approaches, imaging technology, pain management, state-of-the-art materials, rehabilitation therapies and prevention measures to ensure that every patient receives the highest level of care.

Orthopedic Research and Education

While pushing for excellence in clinical care, the Jefferson team is also focused on basic science that is leading to a better understanding of the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system and the genetic roots of disease, among other things. One overarching research goal is to develop treatments that could be “individualized” to meet each patient’s particular needs.

Visit the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University for more on research and education.