5 things to know about Rothman Institute

Written by Laura Dyrda | March 28, 2017 | Print  |

Richard Rothman, MD, PhD, founded Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute in 1970 to provide the region with specialty orthopedic care. Four decades later, the practice is among the largest in the region.

Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD, is now president of the practice and chairman of the department of orthopedics at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.


1. Jefferson's orthopedic research team published 225 papers last year in medical journals and gave 500 presentations at scientific conferences worldwide.


2. The orthopedic procedure breakdown for Jefferson Health Orthopedics was from September 2015 to August 2016 was:


• Joint Replacements: 12,833
• Spine surgeries: 4,328
• Sports medicine: 8,608
• Trauma: 1,380
• Shoulder and elbow: 4,772
• Hand and wrist: 16,601
• Foot and ankle: 3,016


There were also 377 musculoskeletal oncology cases.


3. The practice partners with several professional athletic teams, including the Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers and Philadelphia 76ers.


4. The practice includes fellowship programs in adult reconstruction, spine, shoulder and elbow, sports medicine, musculoskeletal and pain management and hand and upper extremity surgery.


5. Rothman Institute was a founding partner of the National Orthopaedic & Spine Alliance, alongside Cleveland Clinic, The CORE institute, OrthoCalifornia and OrthoCarolina. The group came together as a network of providers to offer employers orthopedic care at a controlled cost.


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