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Orthopedic care

Orthopedic doctors, called orthopedists, take care of your 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 Broward County, Florida

Working together, our team can help restore your quality of life and get you back to the activities you love.

Joint and muscle pain can be debilitating and affect even your normal everyday activities. That's why the Orthopedic and Spine Institute at HCA Florida Northwest Hospital offers comprehensive orthopedic services to Ft. Lauderdale, Margate and the surrounding communities.

Our board-certified orthopedic doctors specialize in diagnosing a wide range of conditions and injuries while using the latest advancements in minimally invasive treatments.

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Spinal conditions we treat

Our specialists are committed to providing you with comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services. We know how back pain and spine conditions can interfere with many different facets of your life. We treat the following: 

  • Cartilage restoration and repair
  • Collateral ligament surgery
  • Curvature deformities
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet disease
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Fractures
  • Hip labral repair
  • Herniated disc
  • Infections
  • Meniscus repair
  • Myelopathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Surgical intervention for sports injuries
  • Total ankle replacement
  • Tumors

Our orthopedic treatments and services

When you come to our hospital for orthopedic care, you have access to state-of-the-art treatment options.

Features of our orthopedic center

  • 34 private suites that allow you to focus on your recovery
  • A full range of diagnostics, surgical procedures, rehabilitative care and preventive care services under one roof
  • Dedicated operating rooms equipped with advanced surgical technology

Orthopedic treatment options

First, we will work with you to accurately diagnose your condition. From there, we will create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.

Nonsurgical orthopedic treatment

If surgery is not needed to treat your condition, your treatment may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication: Your doctor may prescribe or recommend an anti-inflammatory medication to reduce swelling and pain.
  • Electrical stimulation: Your doctor may recommend electrical stimulation therapy to help treat muscle spasms and pain.
  • Physical therapy: Your doctor may recommend physical therapy to help restore mobility and strength.

Orthopedic surgery

Depending on your unique condition, surgical care may be the recommended treatment. Surgery may also be considered when nonsurgical treatments haven't been effective.

Our orthopedic surgeons are highly experienced in performing a variety of procedures, including:

  • Anterior approach to hip replacement surgery
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
  • Arthroscopy
  • Hand surgery
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Spine surgery
  • Total knee replacement
  • Total ankle replacement
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Surgical intervention for sports injuries
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Cartilage restoration and repair
  • Meniscus repair
  • Collateral ligament surgery
  • Hip labral repair

Minimally invasive surgery options

We provide a variety of minimally invasive orthopedic surgeries, such as tendon repair, carpal tunnel surgery and wrist arthroscopy. Minimally invasive surgery provides several benefits compared to traditional surgery, such as:

  • Reduced postoperative pain
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Smaller incisions

Dedicated nurse navigator

We are proud to offer nurse navigation services as a resource for you before, during and after your procedure at no additional cost. Our orthopedic and spine nurse navigator is here to:

  • Advocate for your needs when corresponding between physicians or care staff
  • Help coordinate appointments, transportation and access to care
  • Provide education regarding equipment, medical services and community resources for a safe discharge home
  • Share clinical expertise when you have questions about your treatment plan or medications

To speak with our nurse navigator about your individualized treatment plan, please call (954) 254-9740.

Physical therapy and rehabilitation

Physical therapy and rehabilitation can play an important role in recovering from an injury or surgery. We provide physical and occupational therapy to help restore strength, decrease swelling and pain and promote your return to functional movement.

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