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Orthopaedic Surgery

Welcome to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Michigan!

James E. Carpenter, MD

The faculty and staff of our department are dedicated to providing outstanding, state-of-the-art, evidence-based care for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Through our dedication to the interrelated missions of patient care, education, and research, we are able to provide the best and most appropriate care to each of our patients.

We believe that a multidisciplinary approach to musculoskeletal health, where bone and joint specialists with different backgrounds work together, provides optimal care for each individual patient. Our goal is to allow individuals to maintain a satisfying level of activity across their lifespan through the maintenance and restoration of musculoskeletal health and function.

Our diverse clinical faculty have specialized training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, joint reconstructive surgery, orthopaedic trauma and fractures, hand and upper extremity surgery, foot and ankle surgery, spine surgery, and orthopaedic oncology.


January 24, 2019

Meet The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

“Almost everybody will suffer a musculoskeletal disability at some point in their life,” Burkley said. “Our team helps people get back to being themselves and living the life the way they want to — that’s what makes our work so exciting.”

April 26, 2017


Asheesh Bedi, M.D., has been appointed director of the newly formed Michigan Center for Human Athletic Medicine and Performance, also known as MCHAMP.

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