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Dr. Branch and his associates, Dr. Huttman and Dr. Dempsey treat a wide array of injuries and conditions covering the entire musculoskeletal system. Because of their combined extensive experience and research, impecable bedside manner, and their commitment to their patients well being and recovery, our doctors have excellent results and are seeked by patients from all over United States and the world. 

About Us - Specialties

Conditions Treated

The conditions below are only an example of the injuries our physicians treat. 




Musculoskeletal injury and evaluation treatment including: 











  • Trauma/Fractures of the hand and upper extremity

  • Arthritic conditions

  • Tendon transfers

  • Vascular conditions of the Hand

  • Peripheral Nerve Compression (Carpal/Cubital Tunnel)


Fracture Care

  • Wrist

  • Forearm

  • Humerus

  • Shoulder

  • Elbow

  • Hip

  • Femur

  • Knee

  • Tibia

  • Ankle

  • Foot

  • Clavicle


Tendon Injuries


Neck and Back

  • Nonoperative Treatment of Neck and Back Injuries

  • Spinal Injections

Robotic Knee Examination


Dr. Branch has developed with his Research and Development Team a fully robotic system that slowly and precisely examines the knee. 


This system provides insight not available to any other physician group.  With the use of the only Robotic Knee Testing System in the world, he is able to diagnose the root cause of injury and/or surgically related issues causing patient dissatisfaction.  The ability to make the correct diagnosis is critical to designing a targeted non-operative and operative treatment plan resulting in the return of full knee function.

Hand Surgery


Dr. Dempsey recently completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the world renowned Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in Louisville, KY. University Orthopaedics is proud to have the only hand surgeon in Dekalb County. ​

Physical Therapy


We offer our patients the convinience of a physical therapy practice at our Decatur location. Basil Papotto, our therapist, works closely with the physicians in the practice during the treatment of their patients. 

  • Scoliosis program to treat curvature of the spine​ 


  • Manual therapy, which uses the massage and manipulation of the body's soft tissues to relieve pain and promote healing


  • Preparing the body before orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation after surgery


  • General strength training


  • Rehabilitation after a bone fracture


  • Outpatient prosthetic rehabilitation, to help individuals adjust to an artificial limb or other external appliance


  • Rehabilitation after a back or neck injury


  • Rehabilitation after a sports injury


  • Comprehensive musculoskeletal evaluation to determine the cause of and best treatment for acute or chronic pain

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