Orthopedic surgeons at Mayo Clinic specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves (musculoskeletal system). Specialists at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona and Florida treat mostly adults, while specialists in Minnesota treat adults and children.

There are more than 80 orthopedic specialists at Mayo Clinic. They have expertise in all areas of orthopedics, including:

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.

Members of the department conduct laboratory research in areas such as biomechanics and cartilage regeneration and perform clinical trials and other clinical research in virtually every area of musculoskeletal disease.