Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons are recognized nationally and internationally for their surgical technical excellence and innovative abilities to solve both simple and difficult orthopedic problems. By collaborating with scientists in Mayo Clinic research facilities for biomechanics and regenerative medicine, our surgeons develop new solutions for patients that improve healing, speed rehabilitation and improve outcomes.

At Mayo Clinic, your team of orthopedic surgery experts uses the latest techniques and technology to improve care for people with musculoskeletal problems. From diagnosis through treatment, Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons at campuses in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida are at the forefront employing advanced technologies in the best interest of patients.

Orthopedic surgeons at Mayo Clinic specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves (musculoskeletal system). Subspecialties within the department include adult reconstruction, pediatrics, sports, trauma, spine, foot, hand, shoulder, elbow and orthopedic oncology.

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.

Orthopedic surgeons at Mayo Clinic have expertise in all areas of orthopedics, including:

  • Joint replacement (adult reconstruction, revision and replacement)
  • Fracture care and trauma
  • Hand surgery
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Microvascular procedures, such as nerve repair and nerve and muscle grafts
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Spine disorders
  • Pediatric orthopedic conditions
  • Sports injuries
  • Limb deformity
  • Tumor surgery for bone cancers (osteosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma and chondrosarcoma) and soft tissue sarcomas such as rhabdomyosarcoma

The W. Hall Wendel Jr. Musculoskeletal Center at our Minnesota campus 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 orthopedic surgeons work closely with other Mayo Clinic specialists to ensure that your problem is thoroughly evaluated and that all treatment options are considered. Orthopedic oncologists specialize in the surgical treatment of cancers that involve bones and soft tissues.

The Young Hip Clinic in Minnesota evaluates and treats young people who have hip pain. Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center provides advanced care in Rochester and Minneapolis for people who have had sports injuries.

The Sacroiliac Joint Clinic in Minnesota brings together multiple specialists for those suffering from sacroiliac joint pain, which can be complex to effectively diagnose and treat.

Mayo Clinic doctors use minimally invasive procedures whenever possible to reduce pain and speed recovery. Before and after surgery, assistance from physician specialists trained in internal medicine, radiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and other medical and surgical areas help speed recovery for our surgical patients.

Orthopedic surgeons at all three Mayo Clinic campuses are engaged in clinical trials and other clinical research in virtually every area of musculoskeletal disease, offering our patients the most current options for diagnosis and treatment. In addition, laboratory researchers at the Minnesota campus study such areas as biomechanics and cartilage regeneration.

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people. In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona

Central Appointment Office

  1. 800-446-2279 (toll-free)
  2. 480-301-7683 (TDD service for hearing impaired)
  3. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  4. Mountain time
  5. Monday through Friday
Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida

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  2. 904-953-2300 (TDD service for hearing impaired)
  3. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  4. Eastern time
  5. Monday through Friday
Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota

Central Appointment Office

  1. 507-538-3270
  2. 507-281-9786 (TDD service for hearing impaired)
  3. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  4. Central time
  5. Monday through Friday
Mayo Clinic Children's Center

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  1. 855-MAYO-KID (855-629-6543, toll-free)
  2. 507-281-9786 (TDD service for hearing impaired)
  3. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  4. Central time
  5. Monday through Friday

Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons perform the following tests and procedures. Availability of the services may vary between each Mayo location. Please confirm when you call to request an appointment.

Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons have experience treating all types of musculoskeletal conditions. Many people come to Mayo Clinic when their conditions are complex or unusual. You may come to Mayo Clinic on your own or with a referral from your doctor, orthopedic surgeon or other specialist.

Orthopedic surgeons work with a team of doctors and subspecialists in other areas to determine the most appropriate treatment option for your individual needs.

Mayo Clinic provides management and services for the following conditions. In addition to the conditions listed below, Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons also evaluate people who have symptoms or complications from other conditions. Availability of the services may vary between each Mayo location. Please confirm when you call to request an appointment.

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Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

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At Mayo Clinic, your team of orthopedic experts has ready access to the latest techniques and technology to improve care for people with musculoskeletal problems. From diagnosis through treatment, Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons are at the forefront of employing advanced technologies in the best interest of patients.

Your orthopedic team at Mayo Clinic has expertise in advanced imaging, minimally invasive procedures and rapid recovery protocols that dramatically improve the patient experience.

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves (musculoskeletal system). Subspecialties within the department include adult reconstruction, pediatrics, sports, trauma, spine, foot, hand, shoulder, elbow and oncology.

Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons are recognized nationally and internationally for their surgical technical excellence and innovative abilities to solve both simple and difficult orthopedic problems.

Our surgeons collaborate with scientists in Mayo Clinic's research facilities for biomechanics and regenerative medicine to develop new solutions for patients that improve healing, speed rehabilitation and improve outcomes after orthopedic surgery.

Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons frequently travel worldwide to educate other surgeons and to provide insight into these advanced operative and nonoperative techniques.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing for orthopedics.

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Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Mayo Clinic orthopedic researchers have long been involved in advances to alleviate suffering from musculoskeletal disorders. Problems identified in the clinic are taken to the laboratory for study, and the results are then translated back into clinical practice. Mayo orthopedic investigators, many of them active clinicians, conduct basic research in 10 laboratories and perform clinical trials and other clinical research in virtually every aspect of musculoskeletal pathology.

More than 20 doctors and scientists in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery receive research funding, with about $7 million in annual funding. Research involves laboratory research, clinical trials and other clinical research in virtually every aspect of musculoskeletal pathology.

Orthopedic subspecialty laboratories

Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons and allied health professionals provide expert patient-centered care. Learn more about how Mayo Clinic can give you exactly the care you need.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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