Orthopedic doctors, called orthopedists, take care of bones and joints. This includes knee pain, total joint replacement, issues that impact your spine and more. You might need to see an orthopedist if you have arthritis or osteoporosis, or if you've had a recent sprain, strain or broken bone.
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When orthopedic pain prevents you from living your life, our physicians can help you get back to doing what you love, pain-free.
Whether you are experiencing shoulder, hip or knee pain, it’s important to understand not just the underlying reasons for the pain, but also your options for treatment. At HCA Florida Physicians — a network of physician practices across the state — we're here to help answer your orthopedic questions and help you return to your life.
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Orthopedic conditions we treat
We understand orthopedic conditions are unique and complex. Because of this, we offer access to multispecialty orthopedic teams. They are experienced in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and symptoms, including:
- Back pain
- Bow legs
- Broken bones
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Dysplastic hips
- Flat feet
- Hand and wrist pain
- Herniated discs
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Muscle strains or sprains
- Nerve compression
- Rotator cuff impingement
- Rotator cuff tears
- Shoulder pain
- Spinal tumors
- Sports injuries, including concussions
- Tendon tears
- Tennis elbow
- Trigger finger
Our orthopedic treatments
Our doctors will craft a treatment plan personalized to your unique situation to allow for the best possible outcome. We offer many different kinds of treatments, including:
Typically, your doctors will first recommend minimally invasive, nonsurgical treatments for your orthopedic condition.
These can include:
- Joint injections — an injection of medication directly into the problem area used to reduce pain
- Medication management — typically taken orally and used to reduce pain and inflammation
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation — medically supervised exercise used to strengthen weakened muscles that are related to an orthopedic condition
If nonsurgical treatments prove to be ineffective, our expert surgeons are here to help. They are experienced in performing a wide range of procedures — from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair to joint replacements.
Additionally, we offer options for reconstructive surgery, should you be interested. Our doctors are committed to ensuring you receive the best possible surgical care and are always looking for new, innovative methods to help you heal.
Minimally invasive surgical treatments
When possible, our doctors use minimally invasive surgical methods during your procedure. With minimally invasive surgery, your surgeon is able to perform the procedure through much smaller incisions than traditional surgical methods. This offers many benefits to the patient, including a shorter hospital stay and recovery and less scarring.
One of the most advanced minimally invasive surgical methods is robot-assisted surgery. With robotic surgery, your doctor uses advanced robotic technology to perform the procedure, allowing for an enhanced view of the surgical site and increased precision for the surgeon. This often results in more effective outcomes for the patient, in addition to the other benefits of minimally invasive procedures.
Orthopedic services we provide
In addition to our common treatment options, our doctors are also experienced in many specialized areas of orthopedic care, including:
Foot and ankle care
Our orthopedic doctors offer total care for conditions of the foot and ankle. From common conditions, such as bunions, to complex conditions, such as a foot fracture, we can help. Our specialists will work with you to accurately diagnose your condition and create an effective treatment plan to help you get back to moving pain-free.
Some of the foot and ankle treatments we offer include:
- Achilles tendon repair
- Foot fracture surgery
- Fusion surgery
- Metatarsal surgery
- Toe deformity correction surgery
Hand and upper extremity care
Carpel tunnel syndrome, damaged tendons and rheumatoid arthritis are just some of the conditions that can cause hand pain and stiffness. Should your particular condition become chronic or cause increased pain, our doctors can help you regain function.
Some of the procedures we offer include:
- Hand reconstruction surgery
- Tendon repair
- Surgery for hand fractures
It's common to experience some wear and tear on our joints as we age. However, sometimes our joints wear down more quickly, causing problems and pain. Our orthopedic doctors provide a range of treatment options for joint conditions, from conservative methods to joint replacement surgery.
Our options for joint replacement surgery include:
- Total and partial hip replacements
- Total and partial knee replacements
- Total, partial and reverse shoulder replacements
The spine is a complex structure, so it can require multiple specialists to treat conditions of the spine. Additionally, our orthopedic doctors will partner with our neurologists to ensure you receive an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.
Our spine specialists use advanced diagnostics, innovative treatments and options for pain management to provide you comprehensive spine care.
If spine surgery is necessary, our expert spine surgeons craft a surgical plan to meet your unique needs as a patient. They will also partner with you to ensure you feel secure with your treatment as well as your plan for recovery.
When a sports-related injury keeps you from enjoying your favorite activities, our doctors are here to help. From your initial diagnosis through rehabilitation and clearance to play, our sports medicine specialists are dedicated to helping you heal. They offer a range of services designed to get you back to your sport safely and also offer tools to prevent injury from reoccurring.
Our orthopedic specialists
Our orthopedic specialists are highly trailed and experience in treating orthopedic conditions in almost every area of the body. Their expertise allows them to pinpoint the source of your pain and determine the most effective course of treatment.
Additionally, as part of a network of physicians, our doctors have the ability to collaborate with other specialists throughout the state to ensure you receive the best possible care.
These specialists may include:
- Physical therapists
- Sports medicine doctors
Together, they will work to help you get back to living life pain-free.