Skip to Content

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.

HCAH_Specialty_OrthopedicCare

Orthopedic surgeons Gainesville

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

Our orthopedists specialize in treating all types of conditions affecting the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. Our physicians are joined by a team of trained nurses, physical therapists, case managers and dietitians, which allows us to provide a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach to patient care.

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.

Our orthopedic care 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 surgery

Our orthopedic surgeons treat diseases affecting the entire musculoskeletal system, from the neck down to the toes. We use advanced diagnostics and treatments to improve the quality of life for our patients.

We offer a wide range of procedures to treat conditions affecting the joints and extremities, including:

  • Ankles
    • Fracture repair
    • Total ankle replacement
  • Hips
    • Hip arthroscopy
    • Total hip replacement
  • Knees
    • Partial knee replacement
    • Total knee replacement
  • Spine
    • Discectomy
    • Intrathecal pump placement
    • Laminectomy
    • Peripheral nerve surgery
    • Peroneal nerve release
    • Spinal decompression
  • Upper extremities
    • Reverse total shoulder surgery
    • Shoulder arthroscopy
    • Total shoulder replacement
    • Wrist fracture repair

Our hospital campus has a dedicated unit for preoperative education, which includes our Ortho Camp. This is where patients will meet with our staff for an educational session about their surgery and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Joint replacement

Robotic surgery is now being used to perform total knee and hip replacement procedures. This type of minimally invasive surgery allows surgeons to operate with assistance from robot-assisted technology. The surgeon remains in control of the technology during the entire procedure.

Hip replacement surgery

Patients undergoing hip replacement surgery at our hospital have access to advanced surgical technology for the new direct anterior approach to hip replacement. The anterior approach is one of the least invasive surgical options, and many patients are eligible.

The procedure uses a specialized surgical table that allows our surgeons to work in between the muscles, instead of detaching them from the hip or thighbones. This allows for less tissue disturbance and smaller surgical incisions.

The anterior approach to hip replacement allows a faster recovery time and aids in precise placement of a prosthesis. The result is better function and a longer-lasting joint, compared to traditional hip replacement surgery.

Knee replacement surgery

We use robotic technology to enhance outcomes for patients undergoing partial and total knee replacement surgery. Our robotic technology helps align and orient instruments to place implants. Using this kind of technology may help shorten hospital stays, decrease complications, improve joint stability and decrease rehabilitation time.

Comprehensive care for joint replacement program

We are a participant in Medicare's Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program. This program promotes high quality, cost efficient and coordinated care for patients undergoing hip and knee replacement surgery.

Our hospital works closely with physicians and post-acute care providers to improve quality and coordinate care for patients from initial hospitalization through recovery. The CJR program permits facilities to enter into gain-sharing relationships with physician collaborators to share in the success of the program.

We have entered into gain-sharing arrangements with the following physician collaborators:

  • Tristan Altbuch
  • Frank Ellis
  • Edward Jaffe
  • Timothy Lane
  • Mark Petty
  • Jonathan Pritt
  • Andrew Rocca
  • Jason Shinn
  • Rull James Toussaint
  • Donald Troy Trimble

These physicians are located at

4500 W. Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL 32607

Spine care

Our hospital provides spine care to patients throughout North Central Florida through the Spine & Brain Institute of North Florida. Our multidisciplinary team of neurologists, spine specialists and orthopedists ensures a comprehensive approach to treating patients with spine injuries and disorders.

Treatment is available for a wide range of conditions affecting the spine. This may include conservative treatments, such as pain management and physical therapy or spine surgery.

Orthopedic rehabilitation

Following an orthopedic procedure, such as a knee or hip replacement, physical therapy and rehabilitation are essential to promoting recovery. We begin physical therapy for many patients while they are still in the hospital after an orthopedic surgery. Most patients will require continued physical therapy to regain strength and movement.

The Healthy Living Blog

Fresh knowledge and insights in and around healthcare industry.

What are the early signs of osteoporosis? 

June 06, 2022
Tayla Holman
What are the Early Signs of Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis can be serious, especially as it puts older adults at risk for breaking bones.

What are the early signs of osteoporosis? 

June 06, 2022
Tayla Holman
What are the Early Signs of Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis can be serious, especially as it puts older adults at risk for breaking bones.

Is arthritis preventable? Tips for keeping your joints healthy 

May 02, 2022
Emily Paulsen
Is arthritis preventable? Tips for maintaining healthy joints: As we age, many people begin to experience arthritis in their joints.

Is arthritis preventable? Tips for keeping your joints healthy 

May 02, 2022
Emily Paulsen
Is arthritis preventable? Tips for maintaining healthy joints: As we age, many people begin to experience arthritis in their joints.