With more than 200 bones, the human body's musculoskeletal system is an intricate system of joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves operating together to provide the mobility and strength needed to stand upright, walk or bend. Most never think about how these elements work together to enable them to perform even the simplest of tasks — until one part of the musculoskeletal system becomes injured or irritated.
The Latest Treatments
Accidental and sports related injuries, bone disabilities, and other musculoskeletal disorders can impact the body, slowing down mobility and causing pain and/or discomfort. To treat these conditions, patients need a team of physicians and nurses that is not only experienced in the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, but also concentrates on each patient's individual concerns and needs. Patients need the team at Penn Orthopaedics.
Among the Nation's Best
Penn Orthopaedic physicians serve on the boards of the nation's premier orthopaedic organizations and publish articles in many of the world's leading orthopaedic journals. Penn's surgeons are also consistently listed in the Best Doctors in America®.
Excellence in the Philadelphia Region
Many of our physicians and surgeons are renowned in the Philadelphia region and the nation for their care and treatment of a wide range of orthopaedic difficulties from total joint replacement to pain management and sports medicine.
In This Section
Learn more about Penn Orthopaedics by reading a brief message from the department chair, L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS.
Excellence in Motion, the newsletter of Penn Orthopaedics, offers a synopsis of the advances in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal at Penn Orthopaedics.
There are a number of ways to support the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine.