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New Orthopedic Facility to Open at the U

New Orthopedic Facility to Open at the U

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(KSL News) -- There's a new state-of-the-art orthopedic facility at the University of Utah. The official ribbon-cutting won't happen until tomorrow, but we got a sneak peak inside today.

The building is fully integrated with information technology and computer accessibility. It's now the largest orthopedic facility in the state.

Organizers expect the center will log more than 30,000 clinic patients and some 4,000 surgeries in the first year.

Doctors are excited because for patients it will be a one-stop shop with physicians, physical therapists, a pharmacy and more.

Darrel Brodke, Associate Professor Dept. of Orthopedics University of Utah: "We were looking for a facility in which a patient could have the entire treatment package, if you will, in once space."

The center took four and a half years to design and build. It carries a price tag of 36-million dollars.

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