Specialists in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota diagnose and treat disorders of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves (the musculoskeletal system) in children and adults.

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery comprises a multispecialty group of surgical, research and clinical doctors and scientists who care for more than 80,000 people annually. Subspecialties within the department include adult reconstruction, pediatrics, sports, trauma, spine, foot, hand, shoulder, elbow, oncology and impairment evaluation.

The W. Hall Wendel Jr. Musculoskeletal Center unites Mayo Clinic's multidisciplinary orthopedic specialties and services with the technology needed to provide state-of-the-art diagnosis, outpatient treatment and rehabilitation for all types of musculoskeletal conditions.

Mayo Clinic's orthopedic surgeons work closely with other Mayo Clinic specialists to ensure that your problem is thoroughly evaluated and that all treatment options are considered.

Mayo Clinic doctors use minimally invasive procedures whenever possible to reduce pain and speed recovery.