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Program Overview

Ordinary daily activities such as walking, eating, and dressing can be difficult for those with certain neurological disorders, such as stroke or brain injury. Loss of movement changes the lives of patients and their families, which is why our neuro-orthopaedic team focuses on treatment and therapy to help individuals improve mobility.

Penn Medicine's neuro-orthopaedic service offers the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment to patients whose arms or legs are impaired by brain injury, stroke, anoxia, central nervous disorders, or orthopaedic conditions. We are the only center in the region and one of a few in the nation to offer a neuro-orthopaedic program with renowned specialists in the field.

Penn neuro–orthopaedics treats a wide range of arm and leg problems, including:

  • Clenched-fist and thumb-in-palm deformity
  • Flexed elbow deformity
  • Foot deformities
  • Fused joints
  • Hip and knee contractures
  • Muscle spasms
  • Scissoring gait
  • Stiff-knee gait
  • Stiff shoulder
  • Walking problems due to abnormal postures of the foot

Conditions Treated by the Neuro-Orthopaedic Program

Neurologic disorders that can cause orthopaedic problems include:

Treatments and Services Offered by the Neuro-Orthopaedics Program

Why the Neuro-Orthopaedics Program Is Different

The Neuro-Orthopaedics Program offers:

  • The most advanced, leading edge diagnostic techniques and treatments to help restore mobility in individuals whose arms and legs have been impaired due to neurological disorders
  • The only center in the region that offers this particular specialty and unique approach to neuro-orthopaedic conditions
  • Access to a team of renowned specialists in the field who have expertise in the most advanced treatment options for neuro-orthopaedic conditions
  • Exceptional clinical care and access to novel treatments supported by the latest evidence-based research
  • Individualized treatment plans that provide an ongoing continuum of care for as long as needed--from diagnosis to treatment, through rehabilitation

In This Section

Neuro-Orthopaedics Treatment Team

Meet the team of experts who specialize in neuro orthopaedics.

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