Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine. The department is one of the nation’s most extensive orthopaedic programs, offering a comprehensive approach for the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and diseases related to the musculoskeletal system.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery embraces a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to our research and patient care programs. Our focus is on our patients, and our goal is to provide the most advanced care possible while educating and mentoring future generations of orthopaedic specialists.

About the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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“The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at USC has a long tradition of excellence. We provide not only superb clinical care but also are on the forefront of the development of new therapies and procedures that will benefit patients.”
Jay R. Lieberman, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
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Clinical Activities

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery features some of the country’s top specialists in total joint implant and revision surgery, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, hand surgery, replantation surgery, foot and ankle disorders, spinal disorders, musculoskeletal neoplasm, trauma, as well as reconstructive surgery following sequela of trauma.

Working at Keck Medical Center of USC and affiliated institutions, our goal is to provide patients — throughout Southern California and beyond — with the best care possible. From diagnosis to rehabilitation, we provide each patient with comprehensive services across the continuum of care to enable them to return to a full and healthy life.

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Department News

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Meeting the Challenge of the Rarest of Cancers

The doctors of the sarcoma program at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center recently enrolled their final patient for a new clinical trial to test an immunotherapy treatment for sarcoma, a fact that has James Hu, MD, medical director of the sarcoma program, feeling a little more buoyant than normal. Launching a new clinical trial is always an exciting moment,
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Department Events

Advances in Spine Surgery at Verdugo Hills Hospital

Advances in Spine Surgery at Verdugo Hills Hospital

06/09/2016
USC-VHH Council Room (4th floor), 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale, CA
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Keck School Events

Research Seminar: From Pathogenesis, to Predictions, to New Therapies Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: A Team Research & Clinical Care Model

Research Seminar: From Pathogenesis, to Predictions, to New Therapies Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: A Team Research & Clinical Care Model

05/25/2016
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Saban Auditorium, 4661 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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