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UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine nationally ranked 45th

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UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine has been ranked 45th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. To be ranked among the nation’s best in a particular specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients.

Learn more and watch our video interview with Jeff Selby, interim chair of UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, where he explains how the department’s dedication to patient care led to this ranking.  

UK soccer team scrimmages.We are the trusted official sports medicine providers for the University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, Western Kentucky University, Georgetown College and many of our local public schools.

Our specialists and fellowship-trained surgeons are known for developing and implementing state-of-the-art techniques to diagnose and treat bone and joint disorders.

UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine – proudly serving the needs of Kentucky’s elite athletes and weekend warriors. We get them back in the game!

  • Improving patients' lives

    We seek to improve the quality of life for patients who suffer from orthopaedic conditions and restore injured people back to a healthy level of activity.

    UK partnership will help current and future ACL surgery patients

    UK Sports Medicine and the Biomotion Lab in the UK College of Health Sciences have partnered up to look at new ways to treat patients who have had a knee injury where they tore their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Even after surgery, many individuals go on to experience prolonged muscle weakness. Learn how ACL patients will benefit »

    UK team performs rare operation to restore woman’s wrist function

    Eastern Kentucky native Raeanna Napier had already endured eight months of near-constant pain and discomfort in her dominant wrist before she arrived for a consultation at UK HealthCare. Thanks to a rare procedure, and a collaborative effort between the UK Plastic Surgery and UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, Napier can now enjoy all the benefits of having her full range of motion restored. Read Raeanna's story »

  • Regional expertise

    Specialist Patrick O’Donnell is the only physician in our region performing megaprosthesis surgery, and Dr. Stephen Duncan is the only surgeon in the region offering hip preservation surgery.

    Dr. Patrick O'Donnell
    Dr. Patrick O'Donnell
    Dr. Stephen Duncan
    Dr. Stephen Duncan

    Listen to a podcast about hip and knee treatment

    Dr. Patrick O'Donnell explains when hip and knee reconstruction might be the right option for patients.