General Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center | Tampa General Hospital

We specialize in the multidisciplinary treatment of a variety of orthopaedic conditions and provides the most advanced and prompt care for sports-related injuries. Patients dealing with musculoskeletal issues receive comprehensive care for a wide variety of conditions affecting the joints, muscles, and bones, specifically the shoulder, knee, and hip. Our nationally recognized orthopaedists provide treatment for degenerative diseases like arthritis in addition to performing urgent surgical procedures for fractures. If needed, we utilize state-of-the-art technology and innovative techniques to perform joint replacement surgery, reconstructive procedures and other orthopaedic treatments to restore each patient’s mobility and quality of life.

Tampa General also has the expertise to care for children and adults who suffer musculoskeletal injuries during athletic events or deal with conditions that affect sports performance with a goal of minimizing recovery time to get you back on the field or court.

Expert Care for a Wide Variety of Conditions

Undergoing treatment at Tampa General Hospital’s Orthopaedic Institute means you will work with a team of skilled physicians, board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons who have undergone year-long, in-depth training in the orthopaedic specialty, and knowledgeable supportive medical care professionals. Because we perform more than 4,000 inpatient orthopaedic surgical procedures annually – which is more than any other facility within West Central Florida – TGH is at the forefront of orthopaedic surgery. Our practitioners have accumulated a high level of expertise in treating conditions, such as:

  • Age-related degenerative conditions
  • Sprains and strains
  • Scoliosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Severed or broken limbs (arms and legs) or digits (fingers and toes)
  • Motor vehicle injuries, and other injuries of traumatic onset

Common Conditions Treated with Sports Medicine

Our sports medicine experts focus on a variety of different conditions that can occur during sports – whether you’re a child or adult – including:

  • ACL tears
  • Ankle sprains
  • Joint dislocations
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Stress fractures
  • Growth plate injuries
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Foot stress reactions

One of the things that sets us apart is our comprehensive care for young athletes with growth plate injuries, which require timely diagnosis and treatment by a pediatric sports medicine expert. A growth plate is the area of growing tissue near the end of a long bone. If it is injured, it needs to be addressed promptly and appropriately so the affected bone can continue to grow normally.
At Tampa General Hospital’s Children’s Hospital, children of all ages can receive sports medicine care they deserve. Our team, which includes surgeons, nurse practitioners, child life specialists, pharmacists, therapists, care coordinators, and other health professionals, uses an integrated approach that takes into account a child’s mental and emotional needs while also providing high-quality medical treatment. Our affiliation with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine also allows us to rely on a talented staff of pediatric physicians that is dedicated to providing the best care possible.

Orthopaedic Trauma Care When You Need It  

Tampa General Hospital’s orthopaedic trauma care center provides emergency orthopaedic care for a broad spectrum of acute conditions, including torn ligaments, torn rotator cuffs, and fractured bones. We also treat complex conditions that are not related to traumatic injuries, such as orthopaedic cancers and bone or joint infections, and can perform elective surgeries for patients seeking corrective care for an existing problem. Our orthopaedic surgeons are board-certified and highly experienced in the following procedures:
Limb-sparing surgeries
Deformity correction surgeries
Complex foot and ankle surgeries
Total ankle replacement
Upper and lower extremity fracture repairs
Replantation/reattachment of severed fingers or hand due to amputation
Surgical correction of nonunions and malunions
Pelvis, hip, and acetabulum reconstructions
Surgical interventions for post-traumatic arthritis

Due to our high surgical volume and notable experience with complex orthopaedic operations, we are a regional referral center for orthopeadic surgery. Our orthopaedic trauma center is a 34-bed unit staffed by a multispecialty team of physicians, surgeons, registered nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers and care coordinators, ensuring that patients have convenient access to all the services they need for the duration of their recovery. 

Nationally Recognized Rehabilitation Services

Led by a board-certified physician, the nationally recognized rehabilitation team at Tampa General draws on the expertise of physicians, nurses, physical, occupational and recreational therapists, psychologists, and case managers to administer a comprehensive orthopaedic physical therapy program and deliver compassionate care around the clock. Additionally, TGH uses advanced technologies and adaptive techniques to support our patients’ recovery.

Tampa General Hospital’s Rehabilitation Center’s inpatient physical therapy programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). If you have received care for an orthopaedic injury at TGH, you can speak to members of your care team to see if you meet inclusion criteria for inpatient orthopaedic physical therapy services.

Tampa General Recognized for World-Class Care

Due to our commitment to experience, innovation and quality, Tampa General Hospital is ranked in the top 2% of hospitals in the nation for Orthopaedic Surgery by U.S. News & World Report for 2023-24. We also achieved “High Performing” status for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery as well as Hip Fracture.