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 MorrisonMMorrison@llu.edu
Scott NelsonSCNelson@llu.edu
Wesley PhipatanakulWPhipata@llu.edu
Barth RiedelBRiedel@llu.edu
Corey FullerCBFuller@llu.edu

Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group

President: Ikenna Nwachuku

Co-Vice Presidents: Braden Mattison and David Ruckle

Secretary: Lydia Kore

Treasurer: Devon Scott

4th Year Reps:

3rd Year Rep: Devon Scott

2nd Year Rep: A Jae-Min Park

1st Year Rep:

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Danny Wongworawat

Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group Constitution