At Tampa General, our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic trauma surgeons provide emergency orthopedic care for a variety of severe musculoskeletal injuries, including torn ligaments, torn rotator cuffs, and fractured bones. The Orthopedic 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 orthopedic surgery due to our high surgical volume and expertise in complex orthopedic conditions. We also treat complex conditions that are not related to traumatic injuries, such as orthopedic 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 orthopedic 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 orthopedic care are transferred to the orthopedic trauma unit from the emergency department.

One of America's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics

Due to our commitment to experience, innovation and quality, Tampa General Hospital is recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals and is the Highest Ranked hospital in Florida for Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for 2021-2022. We maintain The Joint Commission's Goal Seal accreditation for Orthopedic Trauma.

Additionally, Tampa General was named one of America’s Best Hospitals and the highest-ranked hospital in Florida for Rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report for 2021-2022.