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The Best Orthopaedic Care
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To earn national recognition demonstrates our ongoing commitment to clinical excellence.
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We are the largest academic practice in VA with 50 board-certified physicians, 22 Advanced Care Practitioners and 26 Athletic Trainers.
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With fellowship trained surgeons in 8 orthopaedic subspecialties, we offer an evidence-based practice progressive in knowledge and skill.
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We actively participate in the exchange of knowledge to advance the field of orthopaedic surgery through research and education.
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Our commitment in providing specialized orthopaedic care to SWVA began in the 1950s. Today, we continue the legacy of excellence.
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Top Orthopaedic Team
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General Orthopaedics and Bone Health

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Top Orthopaedic Team
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With fellowship-trained surgeons in 8 orthopaedic subspecialties, we offer an evidence-based practice progressive in knowledge and skill.
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We actively participate in the exchange of knowledge to advance the field of orthopaedic surgery through research and education.
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We are the largest academic practice in Virginia: 45 board-certified physicians, 25 advanced care practitioners and 25 athletic trainers.
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Best Regional Hospital Southwestern Virginia
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Top Orthopaedic Team
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High Performing for Hip/Knee Replacement at CRMH
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Blue Distinction Center for Hip and Knee Surgery
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Top Joint Replacement Team
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Lowest readmission rates in the state of Virginia for Medicare patients
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Nearly 1,000 knee replacement surgeries and over 600 hip replacement surgeries performed annually
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Approximately 75 percent of hip and knee replacement patients are discharged the day after surgery
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Best Regional Hospital Southwestern Virginia
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Region's only fellowship-trained pediatric orthopaedists.
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Multidisciplinary team providing expert orthopaedic care for growing children
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Proud to receive high patient satisfaction scores.
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Best Regional Hospital Southwestern Virginia
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Perform approximately 400 minimally invasive spine operations annually
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Spine School
100% of patients attend pre-surgical joint school educational class
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Regional resource for adult and pediatric complex spine surgeries.
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One of the largest sports medicine practices in Virginia, averaging more than 700 visits and procedures each work day.
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Our sports medicine team performs over 12,000 surgical procedures annually.
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We provide team coverage to 22 area high schools and six colleges and universities.
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Best Regional Hospital Southwestern Virginia
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Region's Only
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The Joint Commission
Advanced Certified by The Joint Commission
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Orthopaedic History
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Since 1940
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Continuing the legacy of excellence in orthopaedic care.
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1940
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1940
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There are 23 orthopaedic surgeons in Virginia and none west of Roanoke.

The modern practice of orthopaedics in Roanoke begins with Roy M Hoover, M.D. and Heywood Wescott (1940), Louis P. Ripley, M.D. (1948), Charles B. Bray, M.D. (1950) and Phillip Trout, M.D. (1951).

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1950
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1950
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The practice of orthopaedics in Roanoke becomes more diverse and wide ranging, including care of local patients as well as patients from much of Southwest Virginia and southern West Virginia. Roanoke orthopaedic surgeons round daily at the Jefferson Hospital, the Shenandoah Hospital in Roanoke, the Veterans' Hospital in Salem, Franklin Memorial Hospital in Rocky Mount and Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington. The polio epidemics of the late 1940s and early 1950s have an epicenter in western Virginia. and the orthopaedic surgeons in Roanoke and Roanoke Memorial Hospital play a key role in managing these patients.

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1955
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The Roanoke Orthopaedic Clinic is founded by Louis Ripley, M.D., Charles Bray, M.D., and Phillip Trout, M.D. as a private surgical practice.

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Roanoke Orthopaedic Clinic
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1957
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The physicians from Roanoke help create the Virginia Crippled Children’s Bureau, providing orthopaedic care for these patients on a voluntary basis. Since the doctors go to the patients, this involves considerable travel to the far corners of southwest Virginia, with the costs of travel and time away from home and practice borne by the physicians.

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1957
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Established affiliated residency program between the Roanoke Orthopaedic Clinic (Roanoke Memorial Hospital) and the University of Virginia Orthopaedic Program.

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Residency
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1959
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A formal sports medicine program is created, providing coverage for Virginia Tech (VPI) and Virginia Military Institute.

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Sports Medicine
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1970
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1972
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The first total hip and knee arthroplasty is performed at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

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Hip arthroplasty
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1980
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1986-1988
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Roanoke Orthopaedic Clinic expands with addition of fellowship trained providers to form Roanoke Orthopaedic Center, relocating to Roanoke County and offers subspecialty services in Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy, Joint Replacements, Orthopaedic Trauma, Hand and Upper Extremity, Foot and Ankle, Spine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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1990
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1992
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Roanoke Memorial Hospital and Community Hospital merge, creating Carilion Health System.

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CHS Merger
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1992
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Development of joint replacement educational classes begins.

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Joint Academy
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1994
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First system-based orthopaedic provider, Thomas Shuler, M.D., joins Carilion's medical education department providing orthopaedic trauma coverage.

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Life-Guard
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1995
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Development of multidisciplinary Joint Council monthly meetings begin to review quality data, review complications, measure outcomes, measure patient satisfaction, clinical protocols, and pathways and innovative changes for improvement.

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2000
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2003
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Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Total Joint Arthroplasty begins.

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Fellowship
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2006
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Carilion Bone and Joint Center is established, offering orthopaedic and rehabilitation services.

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rehab
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2007
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Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital receives hip and knee disease-specific care certification from The Joint Commission.

Advancement in techniques and technology: minimally invasive procedures, computer assisted surgery, anterior hip replacements.

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The Joint Commission
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2010
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2010
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Roanoke Orthopaedic Center joins Carilion Bone and Joint Center to form a multispecialty, academic Orthopaedic practice.

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Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
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2012
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Podiatry residency program begins.The podiatry residency program is integrated into the Department of Orthopaedics to ensure that our graduates have a breadth and depth of experience in foot and ankle. Two residents are accepted each year into this three-year program

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Podiatry Group
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2014
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The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is created.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
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2015
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Established affiliated residency program between Carilion Clinic and the Larkin Community Hospital program in Miami, Florida.

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Residency
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2016
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The Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences opens, uniting complementary disciplines to benefit education, research and, most importantly, patient care.

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ION
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2019
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Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery begins.

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Hand Surgery
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All that we do takes place at ION, where we collaborate and share a vision of a team based approach to healing.
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