Every year, millions of people experience orthopedic injuries and conditions, resulting in millions of visits to physician offices, clinics or emergency rooms. The need for treatment increases as we age, especially for trauma and back and joint pain. Musculoskeletal disorders and diseases are the leading cause of physical disability in the U.S.

What is Orthopedics?

Orthopedics is the medical specialty that involves treatment of your musculoskeletal system – your bones, spine, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues. Access to high-quality orthopedic care can directly affect your quality of life and impact things you want to do – whether it’s running, golfing or hiking. At Cullman Regional, you’ll find a broad range of diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services to help you return to life and living. With a highly skilled team of orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, surgery and nursing professionals, and rehabilitation therapists, you’ll find comprehensive care and recovery for your orthopedic issues. We provide treatment for injuries and trauma, arthritis, joint replacement and other surgeries, rehabilitation, sports medicine and more.

Our Services

Our comprehensive list of services include medical and surgical care for orthopedics and sports medicine, joint disease management and replacement, fracture management and spine care. Offering a variety of diagnostic and surgical services, we are committed to helping you get back to activities you enjoy, increasing your mobility and reducing your pain, so that you can return to peak performance.

  • Inpatient and outpatient surgery
  • Joint replacement of hip, knee or shoulder
  • Spine care
  • Fracture care
  • Hand, wrist and upper extremity care

  • Foot and ankle care
  • Sports medicine
  • Arthritis treatment
  • Therapy and rehabilitation

Blue Distinction Center+ Knee/Hip

If you have knee or hip pain, sometimes your best treatment option is joint replacement. As a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, our surgeons and staff are trained and ready for that too. These Centers are acute inpatient healthcare facilities with demonstrated expertise and a commitment to quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for patients.

If you are active in sports or just a weekend warrior, you might experience aches and pains or even more serious acute injuries, such as muscle strains or tendon injuries. Common sports injuries include sprained ankles, knee or low-back pain, shin splints, rotator cuff injuries, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and golf or tennis elbow. Learn about common injuries, and listen to your body. With pain or a suspected injury, seek medical attention with one of our sports medicine specialists.

Our Team

Our physicians and specialists work collaboratively with hospital team members in diagnostic imaging, nursing, surgery and rehabilitation services to recognize and treat your distinctive needs and to support you from diagnosis through recovery. We use the latest techniques and technology to improve care for those with musculoskeletal problems.

Because every patient has unique needs, our team carefully tailors each treatment plan to the individual. Our goal remains the same for everyone, though — to eliminate or minimize pain and restore the highest level of function and independence possible for each patient.

Vincent Bergquist, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

David Dueland, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Steven B. Fuller, DO

Orthopedic Surgery

Ben Gomez, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Don R. Hirsbrunner, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Tony Ruse, M.D.

Sports Medicine

John E. Songer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Robert Ward, MD

Orthopedic & Spine Surgery


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Telephone: (256) 737-2271