When we play sports, we don’t plan to get hurt, yet there are common athletic injuries doctors see time and again. Justin Ernat, a University of Utah Health sports medicine surgeon talks about the five most common sports injuries he sees.... 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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Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in children. This isn’t a surprise when you consider all the running, jumping, and playing they do—whether it’s on a soccer field or at home in their back yard. Joy English, MD, a Sports Medicine Specialist and Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Injury Clinic, weighs in on the topic. ... Read MoreOrthopaedics
Darrel Brodke, MD, takes the helm as chair of the Department of Orthopaedics following a transformative period of growth and innovation under former chair Charles Saltzman, MD. Brodke shares his vision and priorities for taking our top-tier ortho program to the next level and expanding access to musculoskeletal care in our communities. ... Read MoreOrthopaedics
If you are worried you have a shoulder dislocation, don’t panic, but do get specialized care right away. ... Read MoreOrthopaedics
As Huntsman Mental Health Institute marks a half year after dedication, CEO Mark Rapaport, MD, provides a progress report on its accomplishments and outlines HMHI’s vision to better treat and solve life-threatening mental health challenges. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine,Orthopaedics
After an extensive national search, Lee Dibble, P.T., Ph.D., A.T.C., FAPTA has been named chair of University of Utah’s Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training in the College of Health, effective July 1, 2021.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine,Orthopaedics