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

Dr. Brian Schneidermann baschneiderman@llu.edu
Dr. Arthur Thiel aethiel@llu.edu
Dr. Sarah Walker sarahwalker@llu.edu

Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group 2022-2023

Co-presidents: Gideon Harianja and Evelyn Ouro-Rodrigues
Vice President: Gregory Perrier 
Social Vice President: Alex Bouterse
Secretary: Thomas Riggs
Treasurer: Jonathan Xavier
MS1 Representative: open 
MS2 Representative: Luke Thomas
MS3 Representative: Marissa Chang
MS4: Representative: Alex Chang 

Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group Constitution