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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.


Orthopedic surgery in Tampa, Florida

No matter what condition you are facing, our team takes time to understand your symptoms and provide compassionate care.

Damaged bones and joints can cause significant pain and limit your ability to function at your highest level. When you choose HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital for orthopedic care, our dedicated team will provide the personalized treatment you need to heal.

Our orthopedic and back pain specialists in Tampa, Florida, have extensive experience treating all types of musculoskeletal injuries.

Orthopedic conditions we treat

Some of the orthopedic conditions and injuries we treat include:

  • Cartilage tears
  • Disc ruptures
  • Foot and ankle conditions
  • Fractures
  • Herniated discs
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Ligament tears and ruptures
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Tendon tears and ruptures
  • Work-related injuries

Orthopedic surgery

We are proud to offer a wide range of orthopedic surgical solutions to the South Tampa community, including:

Arthroscopic surgery

We perform arthroscopic surgery to evaluate and repair ligament, cartilage and tendon injuries. During arthroscopy, your surgeon will make small incisions and use an arthroscope to visualize and perform the procedure.

Joint surgery

If you are experiencing joint pain, we take time to understand the cause of your symptoms. From there, we will determine the best treatment for you. In some cases, that may be joint replacement surgery. Our experienced surgeons provide the following joint replacement procedures:

  • Partial knee replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Shoulder replacement, including the reverse shoulder procedure

Robotic joint replacement surgery

Our hospital is proud to provide orthopedic surgery using robot-assisted technology. Specifically, we offer robotic surgery for total hip, partial knee and total knee replacements. This technology improves surgical precision and helps position the implant during preoperative planning.

Preoperative education for total joint replacement

When you undergo a joint replacement surgery, you will receive all the dedicated care you need prior to surgery. Every patient receives pre-admission testing and receives one-on-one support from our team.

You will have time to ask questions and become comfortable with your care team. First, the nurse navigator on our orthopedic team will sit down with you and explain the preoperative, surgical and postoperative processes to you. After meeting with the nurse navigator, you will meet with your anesthesiologist.

Robotic spine surgery

The spine provides crucial support for our bodies. When a problem occurs with the spine, it can cause chronic pain and difficulties in carrying out daily tasks.

In certain cases, the best treatment for a spine condition is surgery. Our spine surgeons are highly trained in advanced procedures to help ease pain and treat a variety of conditions.

Additionally, we are equipped to provide robot-assisted spine surgery. Our robotic surgery system allows your surgeon to take advantage of preoperative planning and increased dexterity, which is especially helpful when dealing with the spine's complex nature.

Orthopedic rehabilitation

Physical therapy and rehabilitation is a key component to a full recovery following an orthopedic injury or surgery. For example, a new joint needs to be used, and the surrounding soft tissues need to be strengthened to maximize function and range of motion. That is why the physical therapists at our hospital offer inpatient care following an orthopedic surgery. They will create a personalized rehabilitative care plan to help you heal as quickly and safely as possible.

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