The Orthopedic and Spine Institute leverages a longstanding partnership between Banner Health, the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and The CORE Institute to provide high quality, comprehensive orthopedic care treating virtually all injuries and disorders affecting the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and cartilage, including:
- Ligament and tendon injuries
- Muscle strain
- Overuse injuries (i.e. tendonitis)
- Stem Cell therapy
- Spine Health
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spine fractures
Hand & Upper Extremity
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Ganglion cysts
- Wrist fractures/dislocations
- Nerve compression injuries
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Calcium/vitamin D deficiency
- All fractures (hip, femur, pelvis, humerus and wrist)
- Acute compartment syndrome
- Crush injuries/polytrauma
Interventional Spine & Pain Management
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Diagnose and treat low back and neck pain
- Epidural & Facet Joint Injections
Within the Orthopedic and Spine Institute are six centers dedicated to different types of orthopedic medicine and musculoskeletal healthcare, including:
To make an appointment at the Orthopedic and Spine Institute, call (602) 521-3250.
- Clifford Jones, MD – Center Director, Orthopedic Trauma & Bone Health
- Scott Edwards, MD – Center Director, Hand & Upper Extremity, and Microsurgery
- Russell Meldrum, MD – Center Director, Joint Reconstruction
- Michael Crincoli, MD – Center Director, Spine Center
Norman Chutkan, MD – Program Director, Orthopedic Residency
View all of our providers at Banner - University Medicine Orthopedics and Spine Institute.
Patients are guided through our care model that can combine both inpatient and post-acute clinical orthopedic care. This innovative and highly collaborative approach includes additional classes and educational materials that we provide to everyone we treat at our centers.
The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you’ll have access to new treatments which may not yet be available to the public.
- Orthopedic residency program
- Hand, upper extremity and microsurgery fellowship
- Orthopedic trauma fellowship
Our interdisciplinary teams, including primary care sports medicine physicians, physical and occupational therapists and orthopedic surgeons are all uniquely equipped to provide comprehensive health and preventative care that address all orthopedic conditions.