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Orthopedic Institute

At The Orthopedic Institute at JFK Medical Center, we take a leading-edge, comprehensive approach to the evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries.

Our full-service approach, which integrates your primary care physician and surgeon with a host of clinical support staff, is designed to return you to maximum function as quickly and safely as possible. This integrated approach enables our clinical team to properly evaluate your condition and prepare you mentally and physically for the procedure by continuously monitoring and managing the entire pre- and post-surgical performance and progress. This unique continuum of care approach produces outstanding clinical and patient satisfaction results.

We combine extensive education about prevention of injuries and disease through lectures and educational sessions, as well as preoperative care. Our highly trained team of surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, rehabilitation specialists and medical support personnel works with you and your primary care physician to develop a customized treatment plan. Should you need surgery, you can be confident you'll receive the most advanced surgical procedures using the latest technologies.

National Recognition

The orthopedic team is nationally recognized, including Joint Commission disease-specific care certification for hip, knee and shoulder replacement and the Blue Distinction by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida.

Caring for a severely injured or diseased joint involves skilled, hands-on evaluation and appropriate diagnostic testing. We offer the latest treatments for diseases and injuries to all major joints. We manage pre- and post-surgical performance and progress and keep your primary care physician and surgeon informed every step of the way.

We specialize in providing relief for back pain and spinal disorders. If surgery is needed, our specialists can help correct problems related to:

  • Traumatic injuries and overuse of the spine
  • Acquired and congenital spinal deformities
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Systemic diseases affecting spinal function
  • Degenerative spinal conditions
  • Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis
  • Herniated disc lesions
  • Soft tissue sprains, strains and contusions
  • Work-related back pain
  • Mechanical back dysfunction
  • Fractures, dislocations and subluxations

We use the latest assessment and treatment tools to correct foot and ankle problems, including sports-related injuries; complex fractures; reconstructive surgery related to trauma; and reconstructive surgery related to arthritis or deformity. Our experienced personnel are certified in custom casting, splinting and orthotics.

We use clinical expertise to evaluate, treat and rehabilitate the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Our surgical team treats:

  • Soft tissue sprains, strains and contusions
  • Overuse and traumatic injuries
  • Degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fractures, dislocations and more

Injured athletes of all skill levels need an integrated, comprehensive sports medicine program. We use skilled, hands-on evaluation and diagnostic testing to create the best plan of care. Our clinical team also educates area athletes, coaches and parents about injury prevention and recognition, proper strength building, flexibility, conditioning, endurance and training techniques.

We view those injured in the workplace as “ndustrial athletes.” That’s why we help you return to work as quickly and safely as possible. Our coordinated evaluation and treatment protocols are designed to provide timely, quality care. Our team of physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists and other staff members provide fully integrated care that will get you back to work fast.

Our comprehensive rehabilitation program is designed to restore normal strength, motion and flexibility; reduce pain; and prevent recurrence of neurologic and musculoskeletal disorders. We use advanced techniques and work with your physician to develop a plan of care. We specialize in assessment and treatment of:

  • Injuries of the shoulder, knee, spine, hip, wrist, hand, elbow, foot and ankle
  • Musculoskeletal problems, including sports-related and occupational injuries
  • Injury prevention
  • Ergonomic and work-site assessment
  • Spinal injuries and educational programs on spine care

Our highly trained rehabilitation staff is certified in advanced manual therapy/mobilization treatment technique of the spine.

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