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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 surgery in Port Charlotte, Florida

No matter what condition you are facing, our orthopedic team works together to make sure you have all of the resources you need to get back to what you love doing the most. 

The orthopedic specialists at HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital provide patient-centered care for all of your bone, joint and muscle needs. Our Orthopedic and Spine Center offers nationally recognized programs for even the most complex conditions. The orthopedic doctors in Port Charlotte, Florida, use leading-edge treatment options, including minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgeries. 

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 and spine conditions we treat

Our orthopedic specialists have the expertise to treat a wide range of conditions, including: 

  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Back and neck pain
  • Broken bones
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc herniation
  • Dislocation
  • Fractures, including vertebral fractures
  • Joint pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains

Our orthopedic services and treatments 

Our surgical team is specially trained in advanced spine, orthopedic and neurosurgery procedures, including minimally invasive and robot-assisted techniques.

Our orthopedic surgery specialists

When you come to our hospital for orthopedic care, you are in good hands. Our orthopedic team is made up of professionals who have had extensive training in treating bone and joint conditions. Our team includes:

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Board-certified physicians, specially trained in orthopedics, spine, sports medicine and/or neurosurgical care
  • Case managers
  • Certified nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Medical doctors
  • Occupational therapists
  • Patient care technicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical therapists
  • Radiologists
  • Surgeons

Orthopedic surgery

We work with you to determine the best treatment for you based on your condition. Some of the treatments we offer include:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Discectomy
  • Joint replacement
  • Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Spinal decompression
  • Spinal fusion

Joint replacement surgery

Over 95 percent of our patients are up and walking within hours of their joint replacement procedures. Our complication rate and patient recovery time in the hospital beat the national averages.

We offer the following types of joint replacement:

  • Ankle
  • Elbow
  • Hip (anterior and posterior approach)
  • Knee
  • Shoulder, including reverse shoulder replacement
Minimally invasive hip replacement

Our orthopedic surgeons were the first in Charlotte County to use the anterior approach to hip replacement. They now perform more than 200 anterior total hip replacements at our hospital each year.

This approach allows our orthopedic surgeons to reach the hip joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the lateral (side) or the posterior (back) approach. With anterior total hip replacement, the hip can be replaced without detaching the muscle from the pelvis or femur during surgery. Because of this, there is less pain and a lower risk of complications (such as dislocation) after surgery.

Unlike traditional hip replacement surgery, immediately after an anterior total hip replacement, you will be able to bend your hip freely and bear full weight when comfortable.

Robotic spine surgery

Our hospital was the first in the region to add robot-assisted surgery to our spine surgery options. While conventional techniques for spine surgery can be effective, they do have limitations. Our new robotic technology makes performing spine surgery safer, faster and more effective.

Orthopedic pain management

After your surgery, our doctors and nurses will discuss the best method of pain control for you. Our goal is to help you be as comfortable as possible by keeping your pain at a level where you are able to perform your normal daily activities.

Orthopedic rehabilitation

Following treatment, we want to ensure you heal properly and regain your strength. To do this, our licensed physical and occupational therapists create a personalized physical therapy plan for you.

We will work with you in a private setting at your own pace to help you return to your daily activities as quickly and safely as possible.

Preoperative education

We offer a weekly preoperative education class designed specifically for patients requiring orthopedic or spine surgery. Our classes provide you with an opportunity to learn valuable information about your upcoming procedure and postoperative recovery path.

During this class, you will get to meet the orthopedic care team who will care for you during your stay. Our preoperative nurses will be there to gather your health information, answer questions and make sure all of your necessary preoperative testing is completed. They will also share how you can best prepare for your procedure.

About our orthopedic program

From our private rooms and extensive amenities to our nationally recognized procedures, our orthopedic program strives to provide patients with high-quality care.

Full-service orthopedic facility

Our orthopedic center provides all private rooms in a comfortable, hotel-like setting with gourmet meals, exclusive amenities and internet access.

Our advanced operating suites and hospital wing dedicated to joint replacement surgery mean you will get the specialized care you need. Additionally, our rehabilitation gym is fully equipped with features like a practice staircase and car to help you regain strength and function.

To make your visit more convenient, we offer free valet parking at our main entrance and emergency room (ER) entrance.


Nationally recognized orthopedic program

Our orthopedic program's mission is to provide excellent care, communication and education. Our hip replacement, knee replacement and spine surgery programs are certified by The Joint Commission. We are also the only rehabilitation center in the area accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International.


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