Baptist Health Orthopedic Care now comprises 28 highly specialized, Board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic physicians. They are supported by 29 advanced practice providers and 30 athletic trainers, all of whom play a vital role in the patient experience. Our physicians and support staff provide sports medicine services for pro athletes including the Miami Dolphins, Miami HEAT and Florida Panthers, as well as high school and collegiate athletic programs and international sporting events. They also treat professional and Olympic athletes from around the world. Our services are not limited to these elite competitors, however; recreational athletes and “regular citizens” from South Florida have access to the same exceptional standard of care, close to home.
Our orthopedic trauma surgeons provide expert care to patients with injuries from car crashes, falls and other accidents. From stabilization of fractures, to minimally invasive internal fixation, to complex procedures, such as bone grafting, limb lengthening and reconstruction, they work closely with plastic surgeons, neurosurgeons and vascular surgeons to ensure the best chance to restore functionality.
The Institute’s sports medicine physicians use advanced surgical techniques to treat the full spectrum of soft tissue and bone injuries of the shoulder, elbow, knee and hip –– whether those injuries occur on the athletic field, in the workplace or at home. More conservative, nonsurgical therapies are used to treat acute injuries such as sprains, muscle strains, torn ligaments or tendons, chronic muscle pain and arthritis. After surgery or other treatment, continuing care from on-site physical therapists and athletic trainers helps return patients to a pain-free lifestyle.
Primary Care Sports Medicine
While the Institute is noted for surgical excellence, the fact is that most orthopedic conditions and injuries do not require surgical intervention. Injuries such as sprains, muscle tears, torn ligaments or tendons, foot or hand fractures, chronic joint or muscle pain and arthritis are usually best treated in a primary care setting.
The Institute’s primary care sports medicine physicians evaluate and diagnose acute, chronic and overuse injuries and develop individualized treatment plans utilizing conservative methods.
Baptist Health Orthopedic Care is ranked in the top 50 best orthopedic hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The Institute is also rated one of America’s best hospitals for hip replacement Surgery and for knee replacement surgery by U.S. News & World Report.