A comprehensive resource on Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at UAB.

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UAB Orthopaedics provides state-of-the-art care in a compassionate environment. Our highly specialized physicians perform a wide array of complex and minimally invasive procedures and treatments, from complete hip replacements and bone cancer screenings to repair of sports-related injuries and scoliosis correction. Patients from all over the nation trust their orthopaedic care to the specialists at UAB. When you choose UAB for your orthopaedic care, you can be assured you are receiving the best care available from a team of medical professionals dedicated to serving you.

About our Care
UAB Orthopaedics is comprised of physicians specializing in bone and joint conditions throughout the body, including the hands, back, knees, hips and feet. Additionally, physicians specializing in pediatric orthopaedics, musculoskeletal oncology and sports medicine complete our comprehensive group of specialists offering skillful orthopaedic care. Our physicians will work with you to determine the best course of care for your individual needs, and will keep you informed every step of the way. Because we have access to a wide variety of UAB specialists in other areas, you can be sure you’re receiving outstanding, extensive care.

Our Specialists
Specialists within UAB Orthopaedics are highly skilled experts in their areas and provide unsurpassed care. Our physicians receive additional training in their area of expertise and stay up to date on the latest advances in orthopaedic care through professional medical societies such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Because our physicians take leadership roles in professional medical societies and author textbooks that are teaching the orthopaedic physicians of tomorrow, they are nationally and internationally renowned for their care. Learn more about our specialist.

Conditions Treated
UAB Orthopaedics treats a wide array of conditions affecting every part of the body:

Treatments and Procedures Performed
Treatment for orthopaedic conditions can vary from the simple to the complex. UAB Orthopaedics provides state-of-the-art care with treatments affecting every part of the body:

Through research by top physicians, UAB Orthopaedics is home to numerous innovations, including:

  • UAB developed the fixed angle volar plate, which allows improved repair of complex fractures.
  • UAB is the national leader in total ankle arthroplasty and performs more of these procedures
  • than any other center in the world.
  • UAB spine physicians are the only subspecialists in Birmingham to perform minimally invasive spine surgery through a lateral approach. This approach results in a smaller incision on the side of the body, rather than a large incision on the front of the body. In fact, UAB physicians have trained other physicians in this lateral approach.
  • UAB physicians developed the next generation of weight-bearing surfaces, resulting in smoother, longer lasting joints.
  • The first MRI-guided Custom Fit Total Knee Replacement in the Southeast was performed by a UAB musculoskeletal oncologist at UAB Highlands in November 2007. Since then, more than 200 successful Custom Fit Total Knee Replacement surgeries have been performed at UAB Highlands, and the number continues to grow.

UAB Orthopaedics is primarily located at UAB Highlands. To make an appointment, call UAB HealthFinder at 1-800-UAB-8816.

UAB Highlands
1201 11th Ave. S
Birmingham, AL 35205

Referring physicians should call UAB MIST at 1-800-UAB-MIST (1-800-822-6478) for information.

Last Update

June 3, 2013