Jefferson University Hospitals

Orthopedic Surgery

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    U.S.News & World Report named Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the best hospitals in the nation for Orthopedics.
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Jefferson Health's Department of Orthopedic Surgery is fortunate to include leading clinicians from Rothman Orthopaedics at Jefferson Health, Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center (formerly The Philadelphia Hand Center) at Jefferson, 3B Orthopaedics, the Abington Orthopedic & Spine Institute – Jefferson Health, and the orthopedic services of Jefferson Hospitals in New Jersey. 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.

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Experienced Orthopedic Care Team

Jefferson Health 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 61,000 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 Health 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 & Education

While pushing for excellence in clinical care, the Jefferson Health 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.

Department Leadership

    Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD,PhD

    Academic Title: Professor
    Richard H. Rothman Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    President, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute
    Professor and Attending Surgeon of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Co-Director of Spine Fellowship Program, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Assistant Team Physician, Philadelphia Eagles

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