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Why Choose Swedish Orthopedic Trauma

Orthopedic Trauma at Swedish Medical Center is a unique program comprised of experts from several different disciplines who work together to create individualized treatment plans for the best possible patient outcomes outcomes. The program is known not only for the world-class experience and technical expertise of its surgeons, but also for compassionate, patient-focused care. Additionally, the program boasts:

  • The two most experienced orthopedic trauma surgeons in the Rocky Mountain region: Steven Morgan, M.D. and Wade Smith, M.D.
  • An outstanding hospital environment that offers private rooms and customized menus
  • Specialized, highly trained and compassionate nursing staff both in the operating room and at bedside
  • A true multidisciplinary structure that uses a team approach to pediatric, adult and geriatric patients

About Our Surgeons

Program Leaders Steven Morgan, M.D. and Wade Smith, M.D. are internationally recognized surgeons who have trained hundreds of residents and have been on the leading edge of the profession for 15 years. They have published more than 250 original articles and book chapters, and are considered leaders in the field of orthopedic trauma. Our surgeons are pioneers in:

  • minimally invasive nailing of femur fractures
  • minimally invasive surgery for periprosthetic fractures
  • modern stabilization techniques for severe pelvic fractures
  • minimally invasive harvesting of large amounts of bone graft for healing of fracture nonunions
  • correct treatment for pediatric pelvic fractures
  • developing patient safety programs in orthopedic surgery

Drs. Morgan and Smith work with a full-range of experts including:

  • a team of highly experienced orthopedic surgeons with specialized expertise in injuries to the spine, knee, shoulder, foot and ankle, hand and elbow
  • a superb group of general trauma and acute care surgeons, with the highest level of critical care training and experience
  • the highly specialized Swedish brain team, which includes outstanding neurosurgical and spinal care injury care and a partnership with the world-renowned Craig Hospital