About Traumatic Injuries

There are two common causes for which a knee or hip joint replacement might be recommended after a traumatic injury. In many cases the hip joint or bones are already in a weakened state due to a degenerative disease, such as osteoporosis or arthritis, then a fall or other type of accident occurs to necessitate a total joint replacement. The second type of situation involves a healthy joint that may need a total joint replacement, or arthroplasty, due to an accident that occurs damaging the joint.

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Orthopedic Conditions

Orthopedics is the branch of medicine concerned with diseases, injuries, and other conditions of the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system consists of the body's bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves.

Many conditions can affect a child's musculoskeletal system and require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.


Sports Injuries

Overuse Injuries

Sprains and Strains

Heat-Related Illnesses

Jill A. Erickson, PA-C

Jill Erickson has worked with our Adult Reconstruction Surgeons since 1999, and with Christopher Peters, M.D. exclusively since 2003, with Joint Replacements as well as Hip Preservation procedures. She is an integral member of our University of Utah Center for Hip & Knee Reconstruction team and coordinates our research, surgical and clinical ou... Read More

Jeremy M. Gililland, M.D.

Dr. Gililland specializes in adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery of the hip and knee. He performs routine and complex primary and revision joint replacement operations. Additionally, his focuses include partial knee replacement and direct anterior total hip arthroplasty. He considers himself very fortunate to have a profession that he is passi... Read More

Erik N. Kubiak, M.D.

Erik Kubiak, MD is an Associate Professor in The Department of Orthopaedics. As an Orthopaedic Trauma and Adult Reconstruction surgeon, Dr. Kubiak's clinical interests include treatment and reconstruction of pelvic trauma and high-energy articular injuries involving the tibia, femur, elbow, and shoulder. As part of the Adult Reconstruction service... Read More

Christopher E. Pelt, M.D.

Dr. Pelt specializes in hip replacement and revision, and knee replacement and revision. Minimally invasive joint replacement, partial knee replacement (unicompartmental, patellofemoral), cruciate preserving knee replacement, and direct anterior hip replacement are all aspects of his practice. Dr. Pelt is an Assistant Professor in the Department o... Read More


Adult Reconstruction, Direct Anterior Hip Replacement, Hip Dysplasia, Hip Instability, Hip Replacement, Hip Revision, Joint Infection, Joint Replacement, Knee Replacement, Knee Revision, Labral Tear, Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Oxford Partial Knee Replacement, Patello-Femoral Arthroplasty (PFA), Uni-Compartmental Knee Arthroplasty, Unicompartmental Knee Replacement


University Orthopaedic Center (801) 587-7109

Christopher L. Peters, M.D.

Dr. Chris Peters, Professor, specializes in adult reconstructive orthopaedic surgery of the hip and knee. He performs routine and complex joint replacements and bioregenerative hip preserving operations. One of his specialties includes the treatment of hip pain in young adults from acetabular dysplasia and/or femoro-acetabular impingement with pelv... Read More

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