The Cardinal Orthopaedic Institute

Areas of Expertise

The Cardinal Orthopaedic Institute can provide patients with the most diverse range of orthopaedic specialists within one practice in Central Ohio. In addition to a strong base of general orthopaedic surgeons, we offer fellowship-trained physicians in each of the subspecialties. Below is a list describing our areas of expertise, and the more common conditions we treat in each. If you would like additional information, please feel free to contact us by clicking here, or by calling any of our locations. If you call, please ask to speak to the office manager so that we may better handle your request. Our specialties are as follows (please click on each for more information):

General Orthopaedics
Foot & Ankle
Hand & Upper Extremity
Total Joint Replacement & Reconstruction
Neck & Spine Surgery
Sports Medicine
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Knee
Shoulder

 

General Orthopaedics


General Orthopaedics

General orthopaedic care encompasses the general care that most patients require. Since these physicians are some of our most experienced, they are well qualified to treat the majority of upper and lower extremity conditions. If they feel that your condition demands the services of one of our specialists, it is only a matter of a few steps to introduce you to him or her, and schedule an appointment.

Foot & Ankle
Foot & Ankle
Our foot and ankle specialist treats a wide range of adult and pediatric conditions, including fractures, arthritis of the foot & ankle, sports injuries of the foot & ankle, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon problems, bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, and complications associated with diabetes, such as ulcers. The treatment of these painful conditions will improve your quality of life and provide the pain relief to allow you to get back on your feet.
Hand & Upper Extremity
Hand & Upper Extremity
Cardinal has two hand and upper extremity surgeons, specializing in a number of treatments - carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve and tendon repair, trauma reconstruction, pediatric hand conditions and trauma, total joint replacement, and microvascular repair.
Total Join Replacement and Reconstruction
Total Joint Replacement & Reconstruction
When it comes time to make the decision about having a total joint replacement of the hip or knee, we are there to help. From the initial evaluation and treatment of joint pain to the surgery, our physicians will personally walk you through the process. We routinely see patients of all ages, as well as those that have previously had surgery.
Neck & Spine Surgery
Neck & Spine Surgery
Our neck and spine surgeon routinely treats patients for pinched nerves, disk degeneration, scoliosis, and vertebral fractures, with a particular interest in neck problems. He also has experience in artificial disk replacement.
Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine
Whether a highly trained athlete, a Little League ball player, or a weekend warrior, the specialists at The Cardinal Orthopaedic Institute have experience in all aspects of sports medicine, from children through adults. Trained at some of the most respected programs in the nation, our physicians have worked with such teams as the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Atlanta Falcons, and the University of Pittsburgh Panthers football teams. We are the primary orthopaedic group for the sports medicine programs at Children's Hospital and Mount Carmel Health System, and have worked with several high schools in the area.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
As with many medical specialties, sometimes children require a little extra attention when they have problems. With the only fellowship-trained pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in the area, we see thousands of children every year for conditions ranging from fractures to complex spinal deformities and congenital defects. Our physicians routinely treat scoliosis, club feet, developmental hip problems, cerebal palsy, leg-length discrepancy, pediatric and adolescent sports injuries, pediatric hand trauma and congenital deformities of the upper and lower extremities.
Knee
Knee
Knees are vulnerable to a variety of injuries and conditions throughout our lives. Numerous advances in the treatment of knee problems have been made in recent years. Meniscus tears and ligament tears are common athletic injuries, and arthritis is often present in our middle or later years. Our physicians can assess a knee problem and formulate a treatment plan, which can include therapy, medication, or arthroscopic or reconstructive surgery.
Shoulder
Shoulder
Over the past 15 years, there has been a rapid evolution of new and improved surgical technique for treating shoulder problems, and our shoulder surgeons are well trained in these methods. We routinely treat such conditions as rotator cuff problems, shoulder instability, fracture surgery, and shoulder total joint replacement, as well as other more complex disorders. Depending on your specific situation, we can offer the most appropriate surgical treatment, whether that might be an arthroscopic or open procedure. However, equally important is the non-surgical treatment of shoulder problems, and we will discuss all options with you before any decisions are made.