Also called: Musculoskeletal Care; Orthopedics
UAMS Health is recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal pain, conditions, and injuries. The impact of UAMS Health Orthopaedics is evident in the thousands of patients around the state and region who are living active, fulfilling lives thanks to our innovative care and exceptional outcomes. Hundreds of orthopaedic surgeons practicing throughout Arkansas and around the country were trained by our physician educators. Many clinicians and scientists come to UAMS Health to conduct orthopaedic research and learn best practices from our world-class orthopaedic surgeons.
From sprains to strains to surgery and rehabilitation, our team of orthopaedic physicians, nurses, and therapists are focused on providing expert, specialized care that improves mobility, reduces pain, and most importantly, gets our patients better and back to life faster.
Technology and Research
As the orthopaedic team for the state’s only academic health center, we are advancing science through our state-of-the art equipment, cutting-edge technology, and innovative research. Our integrated, evidence-based approach to surgical and clinical care gives patients access to the most advanced techniques and latest treatments for optimal outcomes.
Our adult and pediatric spine care is known internationally because of the innovation and leadership of Richard McCarthy, M.D., who pioneered a scoliosis corrective procedure known as Shilla at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The groundbreaking research on inclined sleep products for infants, led by Erin Mannen, Ph.D., assistant professor and baby biomechanics expert, gained national attention as part of a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission investigation into their safety and related rulemaking.
Our highly engaged team of scientists, engineers, and surgeons work together and across disciplines to develop new approaches and better solutions that improve healing, speed rehabilitation, and enhance patient outcomes.
With the largest group of fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons in the state, UAMS is the only place where you will find all the orthopaedic specialists you need — working together deliver to world-class, comprehensive care in all nine orthopaedic subspecialties to patients throughout Arkansas, the region, and nation. From diagnosis to treatment, UAMS Orthopaedic physicians provide surgical and non-surgical care for pain, conditions, and injuries.