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Orthopaedic Trauma Program

Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s trauma specialists provide expert care for patients with severe musculoskeletal injuries, and have consistently offered one of the nation’s top fellowships in orthopedic trauma since 1987.

Our trauma program consists of seven fellowship-trained orthopedic traumatologists who provide emergency room care at Brandon Regional Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Tampa General Hospital, which is the only Level 1 trauma center in West Florida.

Our trauma specialists are fellowship-trained in musculoskeletal injuries and emergency room coverage and specialize in the care of fractures and fracture-related problems, such as nonunions, malunions, post-traumatic arthritis, deformity correction, bone and joint infections, pelvis/hip reconstruction and foot/ankle reconstruction.

When you have a musculoskeletal injury that requires prompt care, such as a torn Achilles tendon, fractured ligament, or torn rotator cuff, you need to be seen by an orthopedic specialist immediately. At Florida Orthopaedic Institute, our physicians are committed to providing the highest level of care for you in the most efficient and timely manner.

If you have an acute injury and need to be seen immediately, Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s trauma specialists will provide the care you need in a swift manner. Quicker access can mean a quicker return from an injury and less time enduring pain.

Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education

Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s trauma specialists work in conjunction with the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) to provide patients with a higher level of care and institute a foundation for clinical practices. Housed within Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s North Tampa office, FORE’s scientists are committed to improving orthopedics by contributing knowledge to the scientific community by conducting basic scientific research, biomechanical and clinical studies. The research conducted at FORE has been internationally recognized, received funding from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and has been awarded various scientific awards.

Who We Work With

Physical Therapists

Our team of trauma specialists works in conjunction with physical therapists to treat chronic knee pain, arthritic conditions and complications from ACL-related injuries, aiming to return patients to their pre-injury activity levels.

Hand and Shoulder Specialists

By working with our hand and shoulder specialists, our trauma team provides comprehensive care of the shoulder, including non-surgical treatments, arthroscopic and open surgeries, as well as complex wrist and hand reconstruction, free tissue transfer and limb replantation.

Sports Medicine Specialists

Our team works closely with the organization’s sports medicine physicians to treat sports-related injuries of athletes of all skill levels, from amateur to professional.

Joint Replacement Specialists

Joint replacement specialists play an integral role in upper and lower extremity joint replacement surgery to maximize our patients’ function and quality of life.

Our Full Range of Services Include:

  • Deformity Correction
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Fracture Repair
  • Hip Reconstruction
  • Infections
  • Orthopedic Trauma Care
  • Orthopedic Urgent Care
  • Pain Management

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