Orthopaedic Trauma Center | Tampa General Hospital

At Tampa General, our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma surgeons provide emergency orthopaedic care for a variety of severe musculoskeletal injuries, including torn ligaments, torn rotator cuffs, and fractured bones. The Orthopaedic Trauma Center is a 24-bed unit staffed by a multidisciplinary team of physicians, surgeons, registered nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers and care coordinators. Neuropsychology services are available for post traumatic-related aspects of injuries.

Tampa General is a regional referral center for orthopaedic surgery due to our high surgical volume and expertise in complex orthopaedic conditions. 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. 

The center provides a quick turnaround time to surgery, especially for the geriatric population, to maximize outcomes. No matter a patient’s age, we utilize anesthetic blocks to aid in pain control as well as a multi-modal pain regime to decrease the use of opiates. Due to our dedication to comprehensive care, every patient has convenient access to all the services they need for the duration of their recovery.

If you’ve experienced an orthopaedic trauma and are in need of immediate medical attention, Tampa General Hospital’s emergency department can provide you with the care you need. Patients who require emergency orthopaedic care are transferred to the orthopaedic trauma unit from the emergency department.

One of America's Best Hospitals for Orthopaedic Surgery

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.