Bucking national trends, a University of Utah Health Care program is making a difference in healthcare quality and cost, reports a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The value driven outcomes program breaks down health procedure costs to the level of each bandage and minutes of nursing time. After addressing inefficiencies exposed in three procedures - joint replacement, in-hospital laboratory testing, and sepsis management – patients fared better and costs fell. ... Read MoreOrthopaedics
Department of Orthopaedics
The Department of Orthopaedics is dedicated to relieving pain, improving function and restoring quality of life to the individuals who suffer from musculoskeletal injury or disease. We provide state-of-the-art clinical and surgical orthopaedic patient-centered care with continuous orthopaedic education and development of better treatments through research and innovation.
Department clinicians serve people from across the state and throughout the Intermountain West. We are Utah's only comprehensive orthopaedic group providing compassionate, expert care for all orthopaedic conditions. The department specializes in all areas of orthopaedics including joint reconstruction, sports medicine, cartilage restoration, pediatric orthopaedics, spinal disorders, hand, foot and ankle, trauma, musculoskeletal oncology, shoulder and elbow, microvascular repair, and major limb reconstruction.
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On September 1st, the University of Utah Health Care Orthopaedic Center became the first provider in the state and one of only a handful of academic medical centers in the nation to open an after-hours, walk-in injury clinic.... Read MoreOrthopaedics
New searchable database with topics arranged by sport, injury and body part... Read MoreOrthopaedics