Left side: surgeons performing surgery; Right side: One male runner and one female runner crossing a bridge

About the UAB Orthopaedics Services

Orthopaedics is the branch of medical care dealing with injuries and diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of bones, muscles, joints, and the tissue called ligaments that connect these parts of the body together. Managed by the UAB Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, inpatient and outpatient services are provided primarily at UAB Hospital-Highlands but also at several additional locations on and around the UAB campus, including UAB Hospital and the adjacent Russell Ambulatory Center, Children’s of Alabama and its Sports Medicine Center, the Veterans Affairs Hospital, and the Cooper Green Mercy Health Services outpatient clinics. Orthopaedic services now are also offered at our UAB Medicine-Leeds and UAB Medicine-Gardendale clinics. UAB Orthopaedics works closely with other medical specialties – including imaging, physical rehabilitation, nutritional therapy, and oncology – to develop a comprehensive care plan that offers the greatest chance of restoring or improving mobility and reducing or eliminating pain.

As a patient of UAB Orthopaedics, your unique story of struggle, hard work, and healing is compelling and deserves to be celebrated. You and your care team worked hard to meet your goals and help you recover. Telling that story is a way to thank your care team, but it also inspires other patients on their journey to recovery.

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