Orthopedics

Louisville Orthopedics

The impact of a musculoskeletal injury or arthritis may be devastating to your quality of life. Independence and mobility are often taken for granted until you have experienced these orthopedic conditions.

University of Louisville Physicians – Orthopedics is the practice of choice for those sidelined from their daily activities who want to start living pain free.

Our physicians have received specialized training in orthopedic surgery and its subspecialty areas and are nationally recognized leaders and teachers of orthopedic surgery. They are dedicated to the study of medicine for the purpose of making advancements in orthopedic care and understand that their research, discoveries and leading-edge therapies impact lives every day. 

Find a Louisville Orthopedics Specialist by viewing the Our Physicians tab.

UofL Physicians-Orthopedics treat conditions such as:

Fracture

  • Simple fracture
  • Complex fracture
  • Open fracture
  • Articular fractures of upper extremity, lower extremity and acetabulum
  • Acetabulum fracture
  • Femoral fracture
  • Rib fracture
  • Sternal fracture
  • Scapular, or shoulder blade, fracture
  • Tibial fracture

Wounds

  • Traumatic and chronic wounds

Bone Infection

 

Soft Tissue Infection

 

Deformity

  • Post-traumatic deformity
  • Acute deformity
  • Femoral osteotomies
  • Tibial osteotomies
  • Arthrodesis of the ankle
  • Limb lengthening
  • Closed femoral shortening
  • Locked posterior shoulder dislocation

Bone Defect

 

Nonunion and pseudoarthrosis

 

Limb saving

 

Arthroscopy of the Knee, Shoulder, Elbow and Ankle

  • Arthroscopy of the Knee
  • Arthroscopy of the Shoulder
  • Arthroscopic
    • Rotator cuff repair
    • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
    • Meniscal repair
    • Labral repair
    • Shoulder instability surgery
    • Arthrolysis for arthrofibrosis (joint stiffness)
    • Loose body removal for elbow

 

Tear

  • Cartilage tear
  • Ligament tear

Arthrofibrosis (joint stiffness)

 

Hand Conditions

  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Trigger Finger
  • Scaphoid fracture
  • Distal radius fracture
  • Wrist arthritis
  • Nerve palsy
  • Scars
  • Fractures of the bones of the wrist and hand

Joint replacement

  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Total ankle replacement
  • Total shoulder replacement (including reverse total shoulder replacement)

University of Louisville Physicians - Orthopedics regularly performs:

Fracture Surgeries

  • Surgery on complex and simple fractures, including open reduction and internal fixation of articular fractures of the upper extremity, lower extremity, and acetabulum
  • Intramedullary nailing of femoral and tibial fractures
  • Fracture fixation with bioabsorbable implants
  • Fine wire ring external fixation of open fractures
  • Plating of rib fractures
  • Minimally invasive fracture surgery 
  • Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (“MIPO”)
  • Acetabular fracture surgery 
  • Damage control surgery
  • Percutaneous pelvic and acetabular surgery
  • Internal fixation of sternal fractures
  • Reduction and fixation of scapular fractures  

Soft Tissue Coverage Procedures

  • Vacuum-assisted wound closure surgery (negative pressure wound therapy)
  • Free tissue transfer
  • Split-thickness and full-thickness skin grafts
  • Medial gastrocnemius rotational flaps
  • Wound debridement
  • Antibiotic beads pouches
  • Staged wound coverage
  • Damage control limb surgery

Bone Infection, Antibiotic Nails, and Osteomyelitis Surgeries

In conjunction with the University of Louisville Physicians - Infectious Diseases, our University of Louisville Orthopedic Physicians treat soft issue infections and bone infections with a variety of methods, including:

  • Antibiotic nails
  • Reamer irrigation aspiration
  • Antibiotic beads
  • Medulloscopy
  • Multiplanar fine-wire ring external fixation
  • Antibiotic-coated nails

Deformity Corrections

Our physicians perform surgical procedures for post-traumatic deformity correction, including: 

  • Fixator-assisted nailing for acute deformity correction
  • Femoral osteotomies
  • Tibial osteotomies
  • Arthrodesis of the ankle
  • Knee fusions
  • Hip fusions
  • Limb lengthening
  • Closed femoral shortening procedures
  • Lesser tuberosity transfer procedures (McLaughlin procedure) for locked posterior shoulder dislocation

Limb-Saving Procedures

  • Local and free tissue transfer for traumatic and chronic wounds
  • Vascularized bone graft for bone defect
  • Nonunion and pseudoarthrosis
  • Tendon transfer
  • Functional muscle transfer
  • Limb/digit replantation

Arthroscopy of the Knee, Shoulder, Elbow and Ankle

  • Arthroscopy of the Knee
  • Arthroscopy of the Shoulder
  • Arthroscopic
    • Rotator cuff repair
    • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
    • Meniscal repair
    • Labral repair
    • Shoulder instabiity surgery
    • Arthrolysis for arthrofibrosis (joint stiffness)
    • Loose body removal for elbow

Hand Surgeries

  • Carpal tunnel releases
  • Trigger finger surgery
  • Scaphoid fracture surgery
  • Distal radius fracture surgery
  • Fasciocutaneous flaps
  • Free tissue transfers
  • CMC and wrist arthritis
  • Cubital tunnel release and ulnar nerve transposition
  • Tendon transfer for nerve palsy
  • Scar revision
  • Thumb reconstruction with pollicization or toe-to-hand transfer
  • Functional muscle transfer with microsurgical technique
  • Treatment of all fractures of the bones of the wrist and hand

Joint Replacements

  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Total ankle replacement
  • Total shoulder replacement (including reverse total shoulder replacement)

Physicians in this practice may not see patients at all locations listed below. For details, please call the appointment line for the location you are interested in visiting.

Offices and Clinics

  • Orthopedics at UofL Physicians Outpatient Center
    401 E. Chestnut St.
    Suite 240
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    502-629-5460
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  • 4001 Kresge Way, Suite 132
    Louisville, Kentucky 40207
    502-896-0190
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  • 234 E Gray St, Suite 564
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    502-629-5460
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  • Ambulatory Care Building
    550 S. Jackson St.
    1st Floor
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    502-562-6501
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Hospital Affiliations

  • University of Louisville Hospital

University of Louisville Physicians – Orthopedics doctors provide quality patient-centered care delivered with with compassion, respect and excellence. We are dedicated to providing appropriate care for musculoskeletal conditions to enhance a patient’s quality of life. From carpal tunnel release to limb-saving procedures, our physicians strive to return patients to peak performance.

Next Steps

For more information or to make an appointment,
call 502-588-6000