Orthopaedic Surgery Overview

An orthopaedic surgeon is educated in the preservation, investigation, and restoration of the form and function of the extremities, spine, and associated structures by medical, surgical, and physical means. This specialist is involved with the care of patients whose musculoskeletal problems include congenital deformities, trauma, infections, tumors, metabolic disturbances of the musculoskeletal system, deformities, injuries, and degenerative diseases of the spine, hands, feet, knee, hip, shoulder, and elbow in children and adults. An orthopaedic surgeon is also concerned with primary and secondary muscular problems and the effects of the central or peripheral nervous system lesions of the musculoskeletal system.1

1 The American Board of Medical Specialties. Guide to Physician Specialties. Evanston, IL: American Board of Medical Specialties; February 2008.

Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty Advisors

Martin Morrison MMorrison@llu.edu
Scott Nelson SCNelson@llu.edu
Wesley Phipatanakul WPhipata@llu.edu
Barth Riedel BRiedel@llu.edu
Corey Fuller CBFuller@llu.edu

Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group

President: Allen Nedley

Vice President: Andrew Kutzner

Secretary: Phil Giddings

Treasurer: Devon Scott

4th Year Reps: Allen Nedley and Andrew Kutzner

3rd Year Rep: Phil Giddings

2nd Year Rep: Devon Scott

1st Year Rep:

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Danny Wongworawat

Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group Constitution