Orthopaedic 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 clinic. 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.