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Orthopedic care

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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Orthopedic care in Tallahassee, Florida

From diagnosis to physical therapy, our team will be with you every step of the way to provide the personalized orthopedic care you need.

At HCA Florida Capital Hospital, we are dedicated to providing you with comprehensive orthopedic care. Our orthopedic surgeons offer advanced procedures to treat a range of bone and joint conditions. We also provide specialized rehabilitation programs on site to help you recover quickly and return to an active lifestyle.

Are your bones and joints healthy?

When something is wrong with your bones or joints, it can be painful and debilitating. We offer you a bone and joint health risk assessment to help you get started on a path to recovery and wellness.

When something is wrong with your bones or joints, it can be painful and debilitating. We offer you a bone and joint health risk assessment to help you get started on a path to recovery and wellness.

Orthopedic conditions we treat

We treat a variety of orthopedic conditions, including:

  • Congenital disorders
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Infections
  • Musculoskeletal trauma
  • Sports injuries
  • Tumors

Orthopedic services

We take time to understand your symptoms and perform any diagnostic testing to accurately identify your condition. From there, we will create a treatment plan to meet your health needs and goals.

Orthopedic surgery

Our orthopedic surgeons work with specially trained nurses and physical therapists to offer preoperative education, advanced surgical care and postoperative rehabilitation.

As a recipient of the Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award by Healthgrades, we are proud to offer outpatient and inpatient surgical procedures, such as:

  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Hand and wrist surgery
  • Ligament and tendon repairs
  • Joint replacement
  • Spine surgery
  • Sports injury surgery

Minimally invasive joint replacement surgery

Minimally invasive joint replacement surgery allows your surgeon to repair a damaged joint while minimizing trauma to surrounding tissue. Benefits of minimally invasive surgery include a faster recovery, smaller scars and a shorter hospital stay.

We use a state-of-the-art robotic surgical system to perform total and partial knee replacements and total hip replacements.

Minimally invasive hip surgery

We offer a less invasive approach to traditional hip replacement — the anterior approach. This technique allows you to bend your hips more quickly after surgery, helping you return to your daily activities faster.

Minimally invasive knee replacement

For a minimally invasive knee replacement, we use computerized tomography (CT) scans to build a 3D model of your knee anatomy. Your surgeon then uses this model to create a personalized, precise surgical plan. This technology also allows your surgeon to modify the surgery during the procedure, if needed. This leads to a better prosthesis fit.

Pain management

If you are undergoing orthopedic surgery, we will work with you to determine the type of anesthesia and pain medication you will receive. Our orthopedic team, anesthesiologists and pharmacists will be there for you to help manage your pain and make you as comfortable as possible during and after your surgery.

Total joint replacement education

We believe patient education is an important component of your joint replacement procedure. Because of this, we provide a free joint replacement education class if you are schedule for a total joint replacement surgery.

This class provides you with the following:

  • An opportunity to ask questions and discuss your surgery
  • Information about the surgical process
  • Perspectives from case managers, nurses and physical therapists
  • Preparation for the recovery process and pain management

We offer total joint replacement classes every other Tuesday from 11:00am to noon. Classes take place in the classroom on the first floor of our hospital. For your convenience, free valet parking is available.

To register for our joint replacement education class, visit our calendar or call (850) 325-3627.

Orthopedic rehabilitation

To help you successfully recover from your orthopedic surgery, we offer physical therapy and rehabilitation services.

At our hospital, rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery begins at the Gym Joint. The Gym Joint was created to help you get a head start on rehabilitation during your hospital stay. Activities here may include light stretching, mat exercises and training on low-intensity exercise equipment.

Our dedicated physical therapy team has extensive experience in treating patients recovering from orthopedic conditions. Our goal is to help you gain confidence and fully recover from your surgery.

Advancements in Total Joint Replacement Surgery with Dr. David Oberste

The last 20 years have revolutionized orthopedic total joint replacement surgical procedures. Dr. David Jason Oberste explains in this Healthbreak segment. Techniques have evolved to the point where major orthopedic surgery is now much quicker. Today’s patient is very demanding. They’re active. They’re athletic. They are healthy, and they expect to be even better after orthopedic surgery.
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