Orthopedics

Eliminating your pain so you can move through life at your own pace

We are dedicated to addressing all of your orthopedic and sports medicine needs and helping you get back to enjoying life. Whether you face an injury to your bone or muscle or are feeling the impact of arthritis on your joints, our orthopedics experts are here to help you.

From your first appointment through treatment, rehabilitation and follow-up, we provide expert care to help you return to your previous level of activity quickly and safely.

Our Approach to Orthopedic CareSlice

We help you understand all your options so that we can provide you the right diagnosis and treatment plan. First, you’ll have a consultation appointment to review your diagnosis and recommended treatments so that you can make an informed decision about your care.

Whenever possible, we will exhaust non-surgical treatments before recommending surgery. However, if surgery is the best way to treat your condition, you’ll have a highly skilled surgical team to make sure we get you home faster, with the least complications.

We offer a full spectrum of orthopedic services, including:

Joint Replacement and Revision

The evolution of joint replacement surgery allows you to remain active longer. We perform a high volume of joint replacement procedures each year giving us the extensive experience to treat the most common cases to the most complex. In fact, IU Health is renowned for its joint replacement services, with patients coming to us from all over the world for treatment and surgery.

Whether you need hip, knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow, or finger joint replacement, you can feel confident in our expertise. If you need revision surgery on an already replaced joint such as in your knee or hip, we can repair and replace the worn out implant. 

Is Joint Replacement Right for You?

For more information on joint replacement and to help you determine if it’s the right option for you, we offer joint replacement seminars at various locations throughout the year. Find one near you.

Orthopedic Trauma

IU Health can handle everything from the most common orthopedic injuries, such as a broken bone to the most complex orthopedic trauma cases. Our trauma physicians work closely with other specialty physicians, as needed, to develop a plan tailored for your specific injury. You’ll have expert specialists for both surgical and non-surgical treatment options. 

Among the many services we provide are:

  • Difficult fractures of the upper and lower extremities, including open and complex periarticular injuries
  • Pelvic and acetabular (hip) fractures
  • Geriatric or fragility fractures
  • Extremity injuries requiring hyperbaric oxygen
  • Fractures that did not heal (non-unions)
  • Fractures that healed in poor position (Mal-unions)
  • Infection and osteomyelitis (bone infections)
  • Arthritis after facture

Spine

When other treatments cannot help to alleviate your back pain, spinal surgery may be recommended. The good news is that now spinal surgery can be performed with minimally invasive techniques. These techniques correct spinal disorders and chronic back and neck pain, while sparing surrounding soft tissues. A smaller incision, minimally invasive procedure means faster recovery and less pain following surgery. 

Upper and Lower Extremities

If you have any issues with the upper body (shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand) or lower body (hips, knees, ankles and feet), IU Health has specialists to treat the issues you may have, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Athletic injuries
  • Complex fractures
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Congenital deformities 

Rehabilitation

Your orthopedic treatment doesn’t stop once your surgery is over or your pain is alleviated. We want to make sure that you are well on your way to regaining your mobility as well as learning how to prevent further injury. This is why rehabilitation is usually the last step in your orthopedic treatment. “Rehab” is not instantaneous, and, it’s where your work, as part of your orthopedics team, actually begins. But don’t worry, you’ll have a team at your side as committed as you are to achieving measurable progress along the road to recovery. 

Sports Medicine

Our Sports Medicine program can help both recreational and competitive athletes stay in the game. 

Our Approach to Orthopedic Care

We help you understand all your options so that we can provide you the right diagnosis and treatment plan. First, you’ll have a consultation appointment to review your diagnosis and recommended treatments so that you can make an informed decision about your care.

Whenever possible, we will exhaust non-surgical treatments before recommending surgery. However, if surgery is the best way to treat your condition, you’ll have a highly skilled surgical team to make sure we get you home faster, with the least complications.

We offer a full spectrum of orthopedic services, including:

Joint Replacement and Revision

The evolution of joint replacement surgery allows you to remain active longer. We perform a high volume of joint replacement procedures each year giving us the extensive experience to treat the most common cases to the most complex. In fact, IU Health is renowned for its joint replacement services, with patients coming to us from all over the world for treatment and surgery.

Whether you need hip, knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow, or finger joint replacement, you can feel confident in our expertise. If you need revision surgery on an already replaced joint such as in your knee or hip, we can repair and replace the worn out implant. 

Is Joint Replacement Right for You?

For more information on joint replacement and to help you determine if it’s the right option for you, we offer joint replacement seminars at various locations throughout the year. Find one near you.

Orthopedic Trauma

IU Health can handle everything from the most common orthopedic injuries, such as a broken bone to the most complex orthopedic trauma cases. Our trauma physicians work closely with other specialty physicians, as needed, to develop a plan tailored for your specific injury. You’ll have expert specialists for both surgical and non-surgical treatment options. 

Among the many services we provide are:

  • Difficult fractures of the upper and lower extremities, including open and complex periarticular injuries
  • Pelvic and acetabular (hip) fractures
  • Geriatric or fragility fractures
  • Extremity injuries requiring hyperbaric oxygen
  • Fractures that did not heal (non-unions)
  • Fractures that healed in poor position (Mal-unions)
  • Infection and osteomyelitis (bone infections)
  • Arthritis after facture

Spine

When other treatments cannot help to alleviate your back pain, spinal surgery may be recommended. The good news is that now spinal surgery can be performed with minimally invasive techniques. These techniques correct spinal disorders and chronic back and neck pain, while sparing surrounding soft tissues. A smaller incision, minimally invasive procedure means faster recovery and less pain following surgery. 

Upper and Lower Extremities

If you have any issues with the upper body (shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand) or lower body (hips, knees, ankles and feet), IU Health has specialists to treat the issues you may have, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Athletic injuries
  • Complex fractures
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Congenital deformities 

Rehabilitation

Your orthopedic treatment doesn’t stop once your surgery is over or your pain is alleviated. We want to make sure that you are well on your way to regaining your mobility as well as learning how to prevent further injury. This is why rehabilitation is usually the last step in your orthopedic treatment. “Rehab” is not instantaneous, and, it’s where your work, as part of your orthopedics team, actually begins. But don’t worry, you’ll have a team at your side as committed as you are to achieving measurable progress along the road to recovery. 

Sports Medicine

Our Sports Medicine program can help both recreational and competitive athletes stay in the game. 

Why IU Health for Orthopedic CareSlice

When you choose IU Health orthopedic services, you are choosing to be the center of a team approach to your care. We offer a full spectrum of services and are committed to ensuring your outcome is the best possible. 

IU Health was listed by U. S. News & World Report  (2017-2018) as the only high performing orthopedic program in Indiana. We partner with  Indiana University School of Medicine to combine the most innovative treatments with the latest technology. This partnership helps to underscore the individualized, comprehensive care you can expect from IU Health.                                                                   

With our university partnership, you have the benefit of fellowship-trained surgeons in all aspects of orthopedic care – sports medicine, spine, foot & ankle, hand & upper extremity and trauma. In fact, IU Health is home to one of the largest orthopedic trauma groups in the country. 

Why IU Health for Orthopedic Care

When you choose IU Health orthopedic services, you are choosing to be the center of a team approach to your care. We offer a full spectrum of services and are committed to ensuring your outcome is the best possible. 

IU Health was listed by U. S. News & World Report  (2017-2018) as the only high performing orthopedic program in Indiana. We partner with  Indiana University School of Medicine to combine the most innovative treatments with the latest technology. This partnership helps to underscore the individualized, comprehensive care you can expect from IU Health.                                                                   

With our university partnership, you have the benefit of fellowship-trained surgeons in all aspects of orthopedic care – sports medicine, spine, foot & ankle, hand & upper extremity and trauma. In fact, IU Health is home to one of the largest orthopedic trauma groups in the country. 

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