History of Exceptional Care by University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Department of Orthopedics

The Department of Orthopedics at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, consistently recognized as one of the nation’s finest orthopedics programs, combines first-rate medical care, personalized attention and innovative scientific research to provide the best possible treatment for patients. Our physicians and surgeons care for the full spectrum of adult and children’s orthopedic conditions through nine specialty divisions.

Randall Marcus, MD, department chair, provides an overview of the UH Department of Orthopaedics.


Collaboration, Innovation and Research for Expert Orthopedic Programs

The department’s success is due in part to a collaborative approach to care. Our medical professionals work with specialists from multiple disciplines, which translates into better treatments and quicker recovery times for patients. Because our physicians are also full-time faculty members at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, they have a unique opportunity to influence and pioneer some of the medical industry’s latest technological and procedural innovations. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has had one of the top-ranked orthopedic departments in research funding over the past two decades—an investment in our dedication to discovering new approaches for diagnosing, treating and preventing disease.


Our Orthopedic Divisions

Anyone who has ever experienced a fracture knows the importance of seeking the best treatment possible… as soon as possible.

The Trauma and Fracture Division offers innovative approaches to treating musculoskeletal injuries with advanced techniques. Our staff also includes a multidisciplinary team of therapists experienced with post-traumatic rehabilitation.

We provide continuous care from injury through recovery from traumatic musculoskeletal injuries, including:

  • Bone loss
  • Complex pelvic/acetabular fractures
  • Infections
  • Fracture non-unions
  • Soft tissue problems
  • Spine trauma

Types of treatments include improved bone-grafting techniques such as the innovative Ilizarov technique, which makes it possible to lengthen a normal bone gradually and fill in where bone is missing and skeletal realignments and stabilizations using closed, percutaneous, external and internal fixation techniques.