Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

UF Health Orthopaedic Surgery - Jacksonville

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UF Health Orthopaedic Surgery – 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.

Our practice is the only one 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 – 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 – 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 your surgery.

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