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General Orthopaedics and Fracture Care

Whether you experience a minor fracture or pain in your muscles or joints, our General Orthopaedics and Fracture Care specialists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center can help.

Our team provides personalized, nonsurgical care for a variety of conditions that affect your bones, joints and muscles. If your condition requires surgery, we will refer you to one of our expert orthopaedic surgeons. It’s our goal to help you rebuild your strength and stability, so you can get back to enjoying your normal, everyday activities.

General Orthopaedic and Fracture Care: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Recognized expertise. We considered among the top-performing orthopaedics programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked the #1 adult hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville.
  • Highly skilled team. Our doctors receive advanced training in orthopedics and fracture care, making them uniquely skilled to care for you. They work closely with nurses, athletic trainers, and physical and occupational therapists to ensure you receive comprehensive orthopedic care.
  • Tailored care. We work with you to develop a personalized care plan to meet your individual needs and activity goals. We customize your treatment plan based on your current health, preferences and diagnostic tests. 
  • Trusted by professional, collegiate and high school athletes. We are the official healthcare provider for the Nashville Predators, the Nashville Sounds, Nashville Soccer ClubVanderbilt athletics and the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. You can expect to receive the same level of care we provide to our professional, collegiate and high school athletes.

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Predators, Vanderbilt, Belmont and Sounds logos

  • Caring for youth athletes. We care for the region’s youth athletes year-around. Our certified athletic trainers provide onsite care for sporting events at a number of Middle Tennessee high schools and youth leagues. Our athletic trainers work closely with our doctors to ensure young athletes receive the care they need to safely return to play.
  • Convenient locations. We offer care at several locations in Middle Tennessee, where you’ll find the same level of high-quality care. At Vanderbilt Orthopaedics After-Hours Clinic, we offer prompt and urgent walk-in care for unexpected injuries – no appointment necessary.
  • Advancing orthopedic research and treatments. As an academic medical center, our doctors investigate new, more effective approaches to orthopedic care. This means you have access to the latest, proven treatment and therapy options available.

Conditions We Treat

Our experts care for a wide range of conditions that affect your bones, joints and muscles, including:

  • Ankle pain and injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain and injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures (broken bones)
  • Joint pain and injuries
  • Knee pain and injuries
  • Muscle pain and injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains

Diagnostic Tests

We may perform one of more tests to diagnose your injury or condition. Test options may include:

  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray

Treatments We Offer

We offer the full range of treatment options, including:

  • Braces
  • Casts
  • Injections
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy 


Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute
Medical Center East, South Tower
1215 21st Ave. S., Suite 4200
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 936-7846
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Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Franklin
206 Bedford Way
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 790-3290
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Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Franklin offers walk-in care Monday-Saturday for injuries or conditions that require immediate attention. Walk-in care is available from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturdays.

General Orthopaedics and Fracture Care Team

For Referring Physicians

To schedule a patient for an appointment with one of our doctors, call (615) 936-7846.