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Dr. Michael P. Swords
Board Certified & Fellowship Trained
Orthopedic Surgeon

Michael P. Swords, DO

Dr. Swords has a practice that is focused on foot and ankle reconstruction and orthopedic trauma. He has a special interest in traumatic injuries and treatment of post traumatic conditions of the foot and ankle.

Dr. Swords' special interests in orthopedics are in the following areas:

  • Fractures
  • Fusions
  • Nonunions
  • Malunions
  • Tendon Transfers
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement

About Dr. Swords

Dr. Swords is focused on surgical treatment of complex foot and ankle orthopedic conditions and traumatic orthopedic injuries. He has a special interest in traumatic injuries and treatment of post traumatic conditions in the foot and ankle. Dr. Swords is active in clinical research, participating in a variety of clinical trials. Dr. Swords lectures and teaches surgeons both nationally and internationally on different aspects of treatment for both traumatic and reconstructive procedures. Dr. Swords is a leader in the trauma program for Sparrow Hospital, serving as director of Orthopedic Trauma since 2012.

Michael P. Swords, DO is a Lansing native who has had the following training:

  • Advanced Clinical Experience, Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle Washington
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Michigan State University, Ingham Regional Medical Center, Lansing Michigan
  • BS – Zoology, Michigan State University


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • AOTrauma
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Society

Hospital Affiliations

Committees and Offices

  • Director of Orthopedic Trauma, Sparrow Hospital
  • AO International Foot and Ankle Expert Group
  • AOTrauma Foot and Ankle Education Task Force, Regional Program Contributor for North America
  • Sparrow Physicians Health Network – Board Member
  • Sparrow Trauma Multi Disciplinary Peer Review Committee
  • Sparrow Trauma Operational Process Performance Committee
  • Consultant, Intercollegiate Athletics, Michigan State University

Dr. Swords has published papers and book chapters, participated as an Investigator in multi center clinical trials. He has given numerous presentations both nationally and internationally. A complete list is available upon request.