Orthopedic care encompasses a wide range of specialties. Covering everything from sports injuries and musculoskeletal trauma to joint replacement surgeries and osteoporosis, doctors within this field are dedicated to keeping people's joints, bones and connective tissues healthy and mobile.
In composing our ranked list of the best orthopedic hospitals in the U.S. we consulted several resources including: U.S. News and World Report, which ranks the best hospitals for adult orthopedics annually; Women’s Choice Award, an organization that helps to identify services and brands that provide positive experiences for women, and one of the only other organizations to have ever compiled a list of top orthopedic hospitals; and Orthopedics This Week, an online publication covering news within the industry, including features that highlight some of the best doctors in the field.
With this information we created our own ranking system based on factors such as a hospital’s U.S. News and World Report rank, whether a hospital was mentioned by both U.S. News and Women’s Choice Award, and whether a hospital’s staff included one or more of the top–ranked orthopedic doctors in the country. Based on those findings, these are currently the 21 best orthopedic hospitals in the U.S.