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Department of Orthopaedics

Better Treatments Through Research and Innovation

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.

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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
  • Trauma
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Hand
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology 
  • Shoulder & Elbow
  • Microvascular Repair
  • Major Limb Reconstruction
Darrel S. Brodke, MD

Welcome from the Department Chair

I am pleased to introduce you to the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah. We have a world-class faculty focused on exceptional patient care, top-tier education, and targeted innovation to advance our field.

Darrel S. Brodke, MD
Chair, Department of Orthopaedics

Women in Orthopaedics

The University of Utah School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedics is leading the charge to attract women candidates to orthopaedic surgery. At all levels of training and practice, women orthopaedists improve quality and strengthen patient care.

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