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Penn Medicine's orthopaedics program has received outstanding rankings for our comprehensive services in the Philadelphia region and in the country. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania/Penn Presbyterian in its Honor Roll of the best hospitals in the nation. Penn Presbyterian Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ for joint replacement services, as well as designation as a Blue Distinction+® Center for Knee and Hip Replacement.

As a leader in orthopaedic care, we work closely with international patients to provide quality health care while meeting personal and cultural expectations. Our team provides evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for the full range of musculoskeletal conditions including:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Broken bones/fractures
  • Elbow pain and problems
  • Foot and ankle injuries, disorders, and pain
  • Joint replacement (including hip and knee replacements)
  • Knee pain
  • Orthopaedic cancer (oncology)
  • Orthopaedic trauma
  • Shoulder, elbow and hand conditions
  • Spinal pain and spinal deformities
  • Sports medicine injuries
  • Tendonitis

Orthopaedics Treatment

Patients from all over the world come to Penn Medicine for surgical and non-surgical orthopaedic treatments. We perform almost 1,000 procedures a year. Our orthopaedic specialists use a multidisciplinary approach and a customized treatment plan. Among the wide variety of treatments available, we offer:

  • Knee and hip replacement—Our surgeons perform joint replacement surgery for hips and knees, including revision surgery for previously treated joints. 
  • Minimally-invasive surgery—Our surgeons perform minimally-invasive procedures when appropriate, using arthroscopic, laparoscopic and robotic-assisted techniques.
  • Foot and ankle treatments—This includes tendon repairs, bunion correction, STAR total ankle replacement for ankle arthritis and surgical repair of foot and ankle deformities.
  • Hand and wrist treatments—Penn Medicine performs hand transplants, carpal tunnel procedures, ligament reconstruction, nerve repair, reconstructive surgery, tendon repair and trigger finger release.
  • Orthopaedic cancer—We treat a wide range of malignant and benign tumors of the bone and soft tissue. We have a special interest in limb preservation techniques and reconstruction. Our goal is to shrink tumors as much as possible before surgery to minimize damage to the surrounding bone or tissue. While in treatment, our radiology, pathology and laboratory services allow for same-day results.
  • Spine and neck procedures—This includes disk replacement, cervical diagnosis, decompression, disk removal, lumbar decompression, spinal fusion and motion sparing procedures.

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