Dearborn Hospital Orthopaedics

Expert Orthopaedic Care, Close to Home

Southeastern Indiana patients can now experience the highest quality orthopaedic care right here, close to home. Whether you have a sports-related injury, chronic back pain or severe joint pain, St. Elizabeth Dearborn Hospital offers complete, advanced surgical and nonsurgical orthopaedic care.

Our expert orthopaedic surgeons provide a full range of inpatient and outpatient surgical options in Dearborn county, as well as comprehensive non-surgical treatments to address your bones, joints, muscles or any ligament and tendon conditions. We also offer inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation services. Our goal is to help reduce your pain, improve your mobility and strength and restore function so you can return to your active lifestyle — pain-free

Joint Pain?
Nagging Sports Injury?
We Can Help.

Call (812) 301-BONE or visit to schedule an appointment with a surgeon at our St. Elizabeth Dearborn location.

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Joint Care at St. Elizabeth Dearborn

At St. Elizabeth Dearborn, we know that your joints are an essential part of your daily life. They’re supposed to keep you moving freely and without pain. But, when your joints aren’t working right, it can affect every part of your life. Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Ronald Auer is a specialist at joint replacements, including hip and knee replacements, as well as arthroscopic procedures. Dr. Auer works closely with patients to determine the most conservative pain-relieving treatment options before recommending a joint replacement.

Spine Care at St. Elizabeth Dearborn

At St. Elizabeth Dearborn Hospital, our orthopaedics team offers comprehensive spinal care to help locate and treat the source of your pain. Dr. Roman Trimba performs orthopaedic spine surgery, including spinal fusion, spinal disc ruptures and other spine-related procedures. St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s award-winning commitment to quality and focus on patients symbolizes our commitment to providing the highest quality spine care and surgery to our community.

Sports Medicine Services at St. Elizabeth Dearborn

Our sports medicine program offers comprehensive care and surgical expertise for even the most complex sports injuries. Dr. Brian Wissel specializes in sports medicine surgery, including knee reconstruction, arthroscopy, ACL repair and rotator cuff tears. Whether you have a nagging pain each time you run or a dramatic injury that has sidelined you mid-season, our team is here to get you back in the game. We also offer support and expertise to professional sports teams and high school and college athletes.

Integrated Physical Therapy Services at St. Elizabeth Dearborn

Dearborn Orthopaedics also provides integrated physical therapy services from our specially-trained team. Physical therapy is used to help you regain strength and mobility following a surgical procedure — or it can be used as an interim treatment to help delay a potential surgery or joint replacement. We offer four convenient St. Elizabeth Dearborn Physical Therapy locations: Lawrenceburg main campus, Bright, Versailles and Vevay.

Meet Your Dearborn Orthopaedic Surgeons

St. Elizabeth Dearborn Completes 1st Mako Robotic Arm-Assisted Surgery

Dearborn team with the MAKO

Earlier this year, our Orthopeadic Surgery team completed our first MAKO robotic assisted surgery at St. Elizabeth Dearborn.  

Robotics, such as the Mako Robotic Arm, further enhance the elite skill of surgeons by giving them the ability to provide patients with a more individualized surgery plan and the precision to make smaller incisions. This leads to less pain and a quicker, more effective recovery.

Congratulations to our Dearborn team, including Dr. Brian Wissel. We are excited to provide innovative orthopedic care in Southeast Indiana. 

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Schedule an appointment for a treatment plan tailored to you. Call (812) 301-BONE to make an appointment.

Surgical Options

If surgery is necessary, our physicians can provide a referral to one of our affiliated orthopaedic surgeons. For more information on surgical options, please contact us at

Dr. Ronald Auer

Ronald Auer, MD

Roman Trimba

Roman Trimba, MD


Brian Wissel, MD