Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
UF Health Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Jacksonville
provides northeast Florida and southeast Georgia residents with one complete resource
for all their orthopaedic needs. The University of Florida specialists who practice
here are highly trained in treating orthopaedic emergencies requiring trauma care,
performing adult reconstructive surgeries and implementing therapy programs specifically
designed for a patient's needs.
The institute is the only facility on the First Coast that is part of an academic
medical center. The physicians of the
University of Florida Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
in Jacksonville, who are renowned experts in their fields, offer patients leading-edge
treatments and promising recoveries. Research has repeatedly shown that in more
complex cases, patients within an academic medical center have better outcomes,
resulting in a better quality of life. Our unique interdisciplinary approach to
healthcare, coupled with advanced technology and ongoing national and international
clinical research, enables UF Health Jacksonville to offer you the best orthopaedic
care available today.
UF Health Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Jacksonville is made up of an
interdisciplinary team of physicians and health care providers with expertise in
arthroscopy, sports medicine, joint reconstruction and replacement, trauma and more.
UF faculty orthopaedic surgeons treat conditions and illnesses involving bones,
joints, muscles, ligaments and fascia of both children and adults. We offer specialized
clinical programs in:
Rehabilitation can occur at any point in your care. Your surgeon will determine
which therapists you see and for how long.
You will be evaluated and treated by a physical therapist (PT). This may begin as
soon as the day after your surgery. The PT will assist you with getting out of bed
and moving safely in accordance with the recommendations of your orthopaedic surgeon.
He or she will teach you how to increase your mobility. Before being discharged,
the PT will review your home therapy program with you and your caregivers.
Following surgery, a person's ability to take care of their daily living tasks can
be impaired due to pain, restrictions of movement or weakness. An occupational therapist
(OT) will assist you in regaining your previous level of independence by having
you perform daily living tasks safely through training in the use of adaptive equipment.
Occupational therapy will enable you to return home safely and with confidence following
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