Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Improving Quality of Life Across Generations

Leading advances in musculoskeletal health for all, through excellence and innovative patient care, scientific discovery and dedicated teaching.

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Building on a History of Excellence

Orthopedics has been part of the U-M Medical School's rich medical tradition since 1873, when U-M faculty housing was converted into the University's first hospital. Over the years, the department has expanded, evolved and embodied the latest technological and scientific advancements, and we will continue to embrace our roles as leaders in the field as we transform the future of musculoskeletal care.

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Learn how we’re transforming the future of musculoskeletal healthcare by investing in our values: caring, integrity, teamwork and innovation.


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Our educational programs attract the best and brightest medical students, residents, fellows and faculty from around the world.


Our diverse clinical faculty provides care that impacts many aspects of a person’s overall quality of life throughout their lifespan.


Our programs focus on basic science and clinical medicine, creating a translational environment that takes advances to the patients.


Learn how you can support our work advancing the future of women's health care.

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Our department’s team approach to DEI includes a monthly newsletter highlighting our events, seminars, clubs, committees, mentorships and more. From programming to planning to everyday decisions, we’re committed to breaking down implicit bias and delivering truly inclusive medical care.

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