When your daily activities are limited by pain or discomfort, start at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for expert orthopedic patient care and state-of-the-art research. Through our extensive involvement in clinical trials, we are at the forefront of advances in minimally invasive surgeries and post-operative rehabilitation programs. While the majority of our patients come to us for help with chronic knee or hip pain or as a result of experiencing some type of fracture, our orthopedic surgeons care for all foot and ankle, knee, hip, hand, spine and shoulder problems, including arthritis.

Why see an orthopedic doctor?

If you're experiencing a sprain, strain, repetitive motion stress, sports injury, trauma or infection, Ohio State general orthopedic physicians can diagnosis the cause of your pain, help treat it or refer you to a subspecialist, if necessary. We accept most insurance plans and do not require a referral, except for orthopedic oncology. Explore the areas our orthopedic doctors specialize in below and choose Ohio State when you experience:

  • Pain as a result of an injury
  • Long-term or chronic joint, muscle, bone, tendon or nerve pain
  • General upright instability or inability to perform daily functions
  • Limited range of motion
  • A need for knee, hip or shoulder joint replacement
Select an orthopedic specialty below to learn more about our services, view providers and locations throughout Columbus, Ohio.


Our Orthopedic Specialties

Why choose Ohio State for orthopedic care?

Comprehensive Care: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s orthopedics program offers expert clinical diagnostic and treatment options in a personalized care setting to help you return to pain-free living.

Multidisciplinary Approach: Our orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, radiologists and non-operative orthopedists are uniquely able to provide a complete team approach for evaluation and treatment of orthopedic injuries.

Why choose Ohio State for orthopedic care

Carmen Quatman, MD, PhD is an orthopedic surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center who focuses on geriatric orthopedics. Here, she explains why Ohio State should be your first option for orthopedic care.

How we treat more than just broken bones

Carmen Quatman, MD, PhD describes her focus in geriatric care and what makes it so important in the hospital and even at home.

What is a General Orthopedist?

General orthopedists can treat multi-location or generalized problems of the bones and joints. At Ohio State, Dr. Sullivan cares for many of these conditions but is also able to identify more specialized needs and coordinate care with a variety of other orthopedists, such as back, hip or shoulder surgeons. 

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