Conducting high-impact basic and clinical research in labs ranging from the Sarcoma Array Research Consortium Laboratory, the Movement Analysis Laboratory, the Bone & Joint Research Laboratories and the Musculoskeletal Research Labs

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Offering a physical therapy residency and multiple fellowships in adult reconstruction, foot and ankle, hand, sport medicine, pediatric orthopaedic, and sarcoma advanced research and clinical

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Offering care at one of the nation?s leading specialty hospitals with treatments from joint replacement and physical therapy to the latest in sports medicine

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Department of

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.

Our vision is to be a coordinated and supportive team of respected orthopaedic leaders focused on teaching, learning and exchanging innovative ideas to provide and improve value-driven, ethical, patient-centered care.

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.

News and Announcements

  • Niccolo Fiorentino, PhD Receives NRSA F32 Fellowship
  • Brandon Lawrence, MD Awarded LSRS Research Grant
  • Researchers Publish Article in Cancer Cell
  • Spin-off company Curza Global Featured in Annual TVC Report
  • James Wylie, MD wins 2014 Basic Trainee Research Award

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Welcome from our Chair


Our department is committed to providing exemplary, state-of-the-art care for all our patients... 
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Charles L. Saltzman, M.D.
Chief, Orthopaedics

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