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. Arthur Thiel  aethiel@llu.edu
Dr. Sarah Walker sarahwalker@llu.edu

Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group 2021-2022

President: Joseph Hutton

Vice President:  Shelly Bogue

Social Vice President: Gideon Harianja

Secretary: Taejun Lee

Treasurer: Jonathan Xavier

1st Year Rep: Open

2nd Year Rep: Adebimpe Adebowale 

3rd Year Rep: Evelyn Ouro-Rodrigues

4th Year Rep:  Charity Underwood 

Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group Constitution