Orthopedic surgeons in Tallahassee, Florida

Capital Regional Medical Center is one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, according to research released by Healthgrades. Capital Regional Medical Center's orthopedists are dedicated to providing comprehensive orthopedic care, from diagnosis to rehabilitation. Our orthopedic surgeons offer advanced surgical treatments to treat a range of orthopedic conditions. We also provide specialized rehabilitation programs on-site to help patients recover quickly and return to their active lives.

For more information about our orthopedic care services, call Consult-A-Nurse® at (850) 325-3627.

Nationally recognized orthopedic and spine surgery

We are recognized nationally for our dedication to excellence in orthopedic and spine surgeries:

  • The Joint Commission certified us in joint replacement (hip and knee).
  • The Joint Commission certified us in spine surgery.
  • Healthgrades acknowledged us with the Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award.

Orthopedic surgery

Our multidisciplinary team works together to guide each patient through their orthopedic surgery. Our surgeons work with specially trained nurses physical therapists to offer patients preoperative education, advanced surgical care and postoperative rehabilitation.

We treat a variety of orthopedic conditions, including:

  • Congenital disorders
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Infections
  • Musculoskeletal trauma
  • Sports injuries
  • Tumors

Our orthopedic surgeons perform outpatient and inpatient surgical procedures, such as:

  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Hand and wrist surgery
  • Ligament and tendon repair
  • Spine surgery
  • Sports injury repair
  • Total joint replacement

Minimally invasive joint replacement

Our modern operating rooms provide our orthopedic surgeons with everything they need to offer our patients excellent treatment.

We offer a less invasive approach to traditional hip replacement—the anterior approach. This technique allows patients to bend their hips more quickly after surgery, ensuring a faster return to daily activities.

We use a state-of-the-art robotic surgical system to perform total and partial knee replacements and total hip replacements. We use computed tomography (CT) scans to build a 3D model of the patient's joint anatomy. The surgeon uses this model to create a personalized, precise surgical plan. This technology also allows the surgeon to modify the surgery during the procedure, which leads to a better prosthesis fit.

Pain management

Patients planning to have orthopedic surgery may choose the kind of anesthesia and pain medication they receive. Our orthopedic team, anesthesiologists and pharmacists work with each patient to help them manage their pain, ensuring as much comfort as possible during and after surgery.

One pain management option is the "anesthesia block." As an alternative to general anesthesia, this technique is known to improve pain relief, reduce side effects and expedite recovery. Anesthesia blocks use ultrasound technology to provide accurate local anesthesia alongside a specific nerve or nerve bundle. The local anesthetic is absorbed into the nerve inhibiting pain, causing a lack of sensation.

Total joint replacement education

We believe in the importance of patient education. To do this, we provide a free joint replacement education class for patients who are scheduled for total joint replacement surgery.

Our total joint replacement classes provide patients with the following:

  • An opportunity to ask questions and discuss their surgery
  • Information about the surgery process
  • Perspectives from case managers, nurses and physical therapists
  • Preparation for the recovery process and pain management

We offer a total joint replacement classes every other Tuesday from 11:00am to noon. Classes take place at Capital Regional Medical Center in our first-floor classroom. For your convenience, free valet parking is available.

To register for Total Joint Replacement Education Class, visit our calendar or call us at (850) 325-3627.

Orthopedic rehabilitation

To ensure optimal outcomes for our patients recovering from orthopedic surgery, we offer physical therapy and rehabilitation services. At Capital Regional, rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery begins at the Gym Joint. The Gym Joint was created to help patients get a head-start on rehabilitation during their hospital stay. Activities at the Gym Joint may include light stretching, mat exercises and using low-intensity exercise equipment.

Our dedicated physical therapy team has extensive experience in treating patients recovering from orthopedic conditions. We strive to help each patient gain confidence and continually improve on their journey to full recovery.

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