The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is one of the most extensive of its kind in the United States. We embrace a multidisciplinary approach, collaborating with specialists in plastic surgery, microvascular and vascular surgery, infectious disease and neurosurgery to bring the very best in patient care.
As part of Keck Medical Center of USC, our physicians care for the medical needs of champion USC Trojan athletes -- and you can "see the doctors they see" simply by requesting an appointment.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery specializes in:
Joint Replacement Surgery
The USC Joint Replacement Surgery Center is a university-based private practice dedicated to providing our patients with outstanding, compassionate care.
From the weekend warrior to the professional athlete, the sports medicine team provides care and expert information to help you stay healthy.
Center for Treatment of Bone & Joint Infections
As experts in the fields of orthopaedic surgery, infectious disease and plastic surgery, we provide a comprehensive program of management in one centralized location.
Led by Dr. Lawrence Menendez, the USC Center for Orthopaedic Oncology at Keck Hospital of USC provides comprehensive care to patients with musculoskeletal tumors.
Our specialists are available to treat such injuries as acetabular fractures, pelvic fractures, pilon fractures, lower and upper extremity injuries and poly-traumatic injuries.
Located at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Women's and Children's Hospital, our program is one of the nation's most comprehensive orthopaedic programs dedicated to the care of children and adolescents. Services include diagnosis and treatment of:
- Scoliosis and spinal disorders
- Hip disorders
- Orthopaedic hand function abnormalities
- Bone and extremity tumors
- Genetic skeletal disorders
- Leg length discrepancies
- Clubfoot and foot disorders
- Fracture care
- Congenital extremity abnormalities (including amputations)
- Growth disturbances after trauma
- Neuromuscular disease
- Adolescent sports medicine injuries
Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle
Dr. David Thordarson specializes in the evaluation and treatment of patients with common and complex foot and ankle problems, serving as a resource to community physicians and surgeons.
The spine specialists at the Orthopaedic Spine Center can offer a wide variety of treatment approaches, tailoring each plan to the exact needs of the patient, from exercise programs to medical or surgical treatment ranging from the simplest to the most complex procedures.
USC Orthopaedic Hand Surgeons
From fingertip trauma to the loss of a limb, USC's hand program takes an advanced multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach with orthopaedic and plastic surgery expertise.