The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital

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The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital
Intermountain Healthcare
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The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital is located in Utah
The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital
Shown in Utah, United States
Location Murray, Utah, United States
Coordinates 40°38′39″N 111°52′59″W / 40.644048°N 111.883177°W / 40.644048; -111.883177Coordinates: 40°38′39″N 111°52′59″W / 40.644048°N 111.883177°W / 40.644048; -111.883177
Care system Private
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type Specialist
Affiliated university None
Patron None
Network None
Beds 36
Speciality Orthopedic
Founded 1991
Website The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital
Lists Hospitals in Utah

The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH) was founded in 1991 and is a 100,000-square-foot (9,300 m2) facility located in Murray, Utah, United States at the former Intermountain Healthcare Cottonwood Hospital location.[1] It includes 36 clinical patient rooms, ten surgery suites, a human performance research laboratory, a 25-meter lap pool, a full weight and exercise room, and a rehabilitation center.[2][3]


TOSH specialize in Sports medicine, Sports biomechanics, Physical therapy, Occupational therapy, Athletic training, Nutrition, Biomechanical engineering, Exercise and sports physiology. It is one of the country's premier facilities for orthopedic care. TOSH is the official sports medicine provider for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard teams, the U.S. Speedskating team, and was recently[when?] designated an official training site for Olympic athletes. TOSH has its own inpatient facility and the physicians at TOSH perform major surgery, including total knee, shoulder and hip replacements. Many of the cutting-edge techniques and devices used at TOSH were developed there, and are now used worldwide.[citation needed]


In 2007, TOSH and USANA Health Sciences formed an informal research partnership. In 2009, this partnership was formalized and the two entities began formal research collaboration

In 2009, TOSH customized one of its performance labs for soccer players. High-speed cameras analyze movements of players kicking soccer balls and give feedback on movements and feet positioning. Specially designed glasses with built-in strobe lights train eyes what is often overlooked with a fast-moving ball. A Nike visual training system, one of only 20 in the country, is also used to strengthen peripheral vision.[4]

In July 2010, TOSH and USANA Health Sciences announced the launch of two new vitamin studies. The first study is to determine whether Vitamin D can reduce post-exercise muscular weaknees in young, physically active people. The second study involves patients at TOSH with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries to find a complimentary therapeutic approach for improving muscular strength in post-surgical patients utilizing both Vitamin C and Vitamin E.[5] These studies are part of a research partnership between the two entities that began in 2007 and was formalized in 2009.[6] USANA provided the pharmaceutical-grade supplements for both of the studies, as well as provided partial funding to the ACL study.[5]

In 2010, TOSH opened their Back & Neck Center which was designed to rapidly assess back and neck pain, including any necessary diagnostic imaging services. Major problems are diagnosed at this Center and then patients are passed onto specialists near their residence.[7]

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  1. ^ "IH donates Cottonwood Hospital surplus items". Deseret News (Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media). 26 Oct 2014. Retrieved 13 Jul 2011. 
  2. ^ "TOSH Celebrates 20th Anniversary". (Press release). Utah 13 Jul 2011. Retrieved 13 Jul 2011. [dead link]
  3. ^ "TOSH - About Us". Intermountain Healthcare. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Yeates, Ed (22 Jun 2011). "High-tech lab helps soccer athletes polish their skills". Deseret News (Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media). Retrieved 13 Jul 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "TOSH and USANA Health Sciences Launch New Vitamin Studies". (Press release). Intermountain Healthcare. 20 Jul 2010. Retrieved 13 Jul 2011. 
  6. ^ "USANA Research Partnerships". USANA Health Sciences. Retrieved 13 Jul 2011. 
  7. ^ "TOSH Offers Unique, New Rapid Assessment Center for Utahns With Back & Neck Pain". ABC 4. 28 Sep 2010. Retrieved 13 Jul 2011. 

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