Wake Forest Baptist Health is one of the leading academic medical centers and operates over 1,000 acute care, rehabilitation, and psychiatric care beds. In the ranking of “Best Hospitals” in U.S. News & World Report, Wake Forest Baptist Health ranks highly in several specialties, including orthopedics.

Orthopedic specialties at Wake Forest Baptist Health include:

  • Knee Surgery and Hip Surgery
  • Robotic Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Center
  • Sports Medicine
  • Rehabilitation Services


In each of these specialties, Wake Forest Baptist Health is at the cutting edge—with some of the leading physicians and support staff in the United States. One goal is to harness the power of advanced technology to provide patients with less invasive procedures, less pain, and shorter recovery times. 

Knee Surgery and Hip Surgery

Wake Forest Baptist Health can help people who are suffering from thigh, groin, and knee pain and are also experiencing decreased range of motion. Orthopedic procedures include arthroscopy, hip replacement, hip revision, partial hip replacement, knee replacement, knee surgery, hip surgery, and MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing.

Robotic Joint Replacement Surgery

Less invasive than raditional knee replacement surgery, robotic-assisted partial knee resurfacing is proving popular with patients who are experiencing major knee problems. Robotic-assisted partial knee resurfacing uses the MAKOplasty system that provides the surgeon with more control over the procedure.

Hip Arthroscopy

An alternative to total joint replacement, hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive orthopedic surgical procedure that surgeons perform to repair hip problems. Hip arthroscopy can help patients who are suffering from hip pain, joint tightness, muscle weakness, and loss of strength.

Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Center

The Wake Forest Baptist Health Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Center treats patients who are suffering from obstetric and adult brachial plexus injuries and peripheral nerve pathologies including carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, and thoracic outlet syndrome.

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

The pediatric orthopedic surgeons at Wake Forest Baptist Health treat scoliosis, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, pediatric trauma, and congenital deformities. They also practice pediatric sports medicine.

Sports Medicine

At Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, the Sports Medicine Physicians aim to treat a wide range of patients—from elite level professional athletes to the weekend warrior.


Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center provides a wide range of rehabilitation programs to complement its orthopedic procedures. Rehabilitation services are provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The goal is to help patients return to optimal health as quickly as possible.

Facing the possibility of surgery? Contact Wake Forest Health to schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists.

Author's Bio: 

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been named among America’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and has also been recognized as the #1 medical center in the Triad.