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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 doctors in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

When chronic joint pain or back pain interferes with daily activities, the orthopedic specialists at HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital provide complete care.

Our orthopedic surgeons and medical staff offer comprehensive treatments for a variety of muscular, bone and joint conditions. We help restore patients' mobility and reduce their pain through nonsurgical methods, like rehabilitation and specialized treatments. However, when orthopedic surgery is necessary, our skilled surgeons perform minimally invasive procedures. This means a faster recovery for our patients.

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

Our orthopedic specialists treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Bone and joint diseases
  • Fractures
  • Spine conditions
  • Sports injuries
  • Traumatic injuries

Our orthopedic surgery program

Our inpatient orthopedic program provides 24-hour medical and nursing management to help patients return to their maximum performance as quickly as possible.

Orthopedic procedures we perform

Some of our orthopedic procedures include:

  • Anterior approach hip replacement
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Hip fracture repair
  • Knee revision
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Spine surgery
  • Sports medicine procedures (including rotator cuff repairs and tendon releases)
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement

Advanced joint replacement surgery

We are proud to offer advanced techniques for joint replacement surgeries. In fact, we have earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for our hip replacement and knee replacement programs. Additionally, we earned the Joint Replacement Excellence Award from Healthgrades.

We are proud to offer minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery for advanced partial knee replacements and total hip replacements. The robotic surgical system enhances the surgeon's precision in aligning and positioning the artificial implant.

Our robotic technology also allows the surgeon to create a customized 3D model of the patient's joint before the surgery takes place. With this 3D model, the surgeon can personalize and preplan the procedure to the patient's exact anatomy, increasing precision and accuracy.

Anterior approach to total hip replacement

Our orthopedic surgeons perform the anterior approach to total hip replacement, which is a minimally invasive approach. Using the anterior approach allows the orthopedic surgeon to perform the surgery through a smaller incision. The cut is in the front of the hip rather than in the side or back, like in traditional (posterior) hip replacement surgeries.

Benefits of the anterior approach hip replacement include:

  • Less major muscle damage: Because the anterior approach avoids cutting through muscle, surgeons don’t have to make repairs to these muscles once the operation is complete.
  • Less pain: With less surgical cuts and no cuts at all through the muscle, patients experience less pain.
  • Quicker recovery: After the surgery is complete, patients are encouraged to move and bear weight as soon as it’s comfortable. This is often not possible with posterior hip replacements.
  • Decreased risk of hip dislocation: The muscles and soft tissue around the hip naturally prevent it from dislocating. When these are cut, as with the posterior method, there is a greater risk of hip dislocation. The anterior technique avoids this by not cutting into the muscle.
Robotic total hip replacement

During a robotic hip replacement surgery, the surgeon guides the robotic arm to make very precise movements. The surgeon prepares the hip socket and positions the implant according to the predetermined surgical plan.

Robotic partial knee replacement

A partial knee replacement can relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee. By targeting the part of the knee damaged by osteoarthritis, surgeons can resurface only the diseased portion of the knee. This method spares the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding the knee joint.

Following the personalized preoperative plan, the surgeon guides the robotic arm to execute the positioning of the implant.

Preoperative joint replacement education

We offer a Joint Replacement Class for anyone having joint replacement surgery. The class is designed to help patients get familiar with our hospital and prepare for joint replacement surgery.

We also offer a downloadable joint replacement guide to educate patients on the joint replacement process.

Orthopedic rehabilitation

Our comprehensive orthopedic care doesn't end once your procedure is complete. Physical therapy plays a primary role in the recovery process.

We offer inpatient and outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation. Our inpatient rehabilitation center, Rehabilitation Institute of Northwest Florida, is the only acute care rehabilitation facility in the region.

Our licensed therapists create individualized programs to optimize your strength and range of motion during your recovery.

Spine Care Center of Fort Walton - Destin Hospital

Back pain is debilitating. We are here to help you understand why selecting Fort Walton - Destin Hospital is your best choice for back care. With an assigned Spine Care Navigator at your side every step of the way, you’ll be back to normal living in no time.
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