Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute is South Florida’s leading orthopedic care provider, with more than 26 Board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries and treating patients from the Florida Keys north to Broward County.

If you experience an orthopedic injury or have a musculoskeletal condition that is limiting your mobility or quality of life, our vast team of orthopedic specialists and surgeons, including sports medicine physicians, will help diagnose your problem and find the most appropriate and effective treatment to get you back to your normal activities.

Which orthopedic conditions are treated at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute?

Our team treats simple fractures of bones to complex injuries and conditions involving bones, joints, muscles and other soft musculoskeletal tissue from your neck to your toes, including your spine, shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists and hands. Our highly skilled orthopedic surgeons, physician assistants and athletic trainers work together to treat:

  • Overuse injuries
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains
  • Tendon tears
  • Ligament tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscle injuries
  • Congenital deformities

How are orthopedic conditions and injuries diagnosed at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute?

The first step to diagnosing your condition or injury is with a physical exam, followed by imaging tests, such as X-rays or ultrasound, performed in our office, to confirm the diagnosis.

If further evaluation is needed, a CT scan or MRI will be ordered and used to pinpoint the injury or condition and to help us determine the best treatment options.

Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute offers high-resolution MRI for the most accurate images of your anatomy and the ability for surgeons to tailor your surgery to your individual needs. We also  offer weight-bearing CT scans for foot and ankle conditions or injuries. Using this technology, which stiches two-dimensional views into a three-dimensional digital replica of the foot and ankle, helps us see from 360 degrees how your injury or condition responds when you stand or bear weight.

How are orthopedic conditions or injuries treated at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute?

While orthopedics centers around surgery, our team focuses on non-surgical, conservative treatment options first, if appropriate for you. These include the use of immobilization devices – such as braces or splints, physical therapy, or injections of medication, platelet-rich plasma or stem cells into the affected area.

If your condition or injury requires surgery, our Board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons use the latest tools and minimally invasive approaches available to ensure the best surgical outcome for you. Additionally, our physical therapists work with you following your surgery to help restore mobility and function, often just hours after surgery.

Which type of orthopedic specialist should I see for my injury?

If you experience an injury or have a musculoskeletal condition that is limiting your movement and quality of life, Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute has the experts to care for you. Our team of orthopedic physicians, their physician assistants and nurse practitioners, along with our athletic trainers and physical therapists, have the training, skill and knowledge to properly diagnose your injury or condition and effectively restore your function and desired activity level.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • We’re proud that our orthopedic surgeons are fellowship trained. That’s because this extra clinical training, beyond medical school and residency, provides these surgeons with additional hands-on training and exposure to research and surgical applications they would otherwise not have had.

    Because they are fellowship-trained, our orthopedic surgeons teach and guide other fellows through their training. This keeps our surgeons current in their own practice, as they must continue to sharpen their skills and learn the latest advances in their specialty to train the next generation of orthopedic surgeons.

Nutrition and hydration is paramount to athletic endeavors here in South Florida and especially anything outside, which is most of our sports. We’ve always had a very rigid formula and it served us very well here in South Florida.
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Our approach to orthopedics

Our approach to orthopedics

At Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, you can expect:

  • A team of specially trained and highly skilled professionals who will work with you and each other to find the right treatment that fits your lifestyle and goals. 
  • Advanced imaging and surgical techniques, supported by research and positive outcomes, to ensure you receive the safest, most-effective treatments available.
  • An extensive network of follow-up care providers, including athletic trainers and physical therapists who help you return to your normal activity.

Meet the Orthopedics Team

Our staff comprises highly specialized, Board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic physicians, supported by advanced practice providers and 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, high school and collegiate athletic programs, international sporting events, recreational athletes and "regular citizens" from South Florida.

Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute by the numbers:

Our staff is comprised of highly specialized, Board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic physicians, supported by advanced practice providers and 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, high school and collegiate athletic programs, international sporting events, recreational athletes and "regular citizens" from South Florida.
81,877 Patient office visits
5,347 Surgeries
9 Orthopedic subspecialties
12 Sports medicine provider relationships
Miami HEAT Sports Medicine Center

Miami HEAT Sports Medicine Center

The heart of the Institute, the Miami HEAT Sports Medicine Center, is located on the Doctors Hospital campus in Coral Gables. This facility houses several orthopedics and sports medicine clinics and an ambulatory surgery center with four operating rooms. The Center complements the Institute’s integrated network of locations, which includes additional outposts throughout the tri-county South Florida region. We are extremely proud of the orthopedic expertise available to patients at Doctors Hospital and throughout our region, and remain dedicated to providing outstanding medical care to all we serve.

Research and Education

Our highly skilled physicians remain on the cutting edge of orthopedic research.