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TGH Orthopaedic Institute

Tampa General Hospital’s Orthopaedic Institute offers a full spectrum of orthopaedic care for adults and children. From the first consultation to the final rehabilitation appointment, our team of orthopaedic specialists work together to restore mobility and get you back to life without pain.

Tampa General offers state-of-the-art procedures to effectively evaluate and treat the most common to the most complex orthopaedic conditions.

Tampa General Hospital is ranked in the top 50 hospitals in the nation for both Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report for 2022-23. TGH also earned special recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery.


We have a team of skilled physicians, board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons with years of specialized training in orthopaedics, and knowledgeable, supportive medical care professionals.


Because we perform more than 5,000 orthopaedic surgical procedures annually – which is more than any other facility in West Central Florida – TGH is at the forefront of orthopaedic surgery. Our specialized team has advanced experience providing a wide range of orthopaedic treatments – from routine procedures to emergency orthopaedic care in trauma situations.


Tampa General Hospital is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's best hospitals for Orthopaedics. We are also rated one of the best hospitals for knee and hip replacement surgery. Additionally, we have received program-specific national certifications from The Joint Commission in knee replacement, hip replacement, and shoulder replacement.


Our nationally recognized orthopaedics program provides specialized treatment for a wide range of knee conditions. Our orthopaedic surgeons may recommend a knee replacement as a treatment for knee conditions such as:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Traumatic arthritis
  • Avascular necrosis (AVN)
  • Abnormal alignment of the knees

As an orthopaedic trauma center, Tampa General can also provide treatment for more complex knee conditions, such as open and geriatric fractures, musculoskeletal injuries, or severed limbs. We also provide elective/corrective treatment for individuals with conditions such as degenerative joint disease and torn tendons, as well as physical and occupational therapy services for patients recovering from any of these conditions.


Tampa General Hospital is proud to be a leading destination for orthopaedic care. Some of the reasons that so many patients trust their surgical knee pain treatment to us include:

  • Variety of procedures performed – in addition to our minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures for total and partial knee replacement surgery, we also offer knee revision procedures to treat patients who previously received replacement surgery that failed.
  • Advanced technology, like robotic-assisted devices, can help a surgeon perform a precise knee replacement surgery personalized for a patient's specific anatomy. TGH offers the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution, which assists the surgeon in optimizing surgical outcomes by using real-time intra-operative data thats unique to the patient.
  • Utilization of the latest technology – we take advantage of technological advances such as the RIO™ Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which provides our surgeons with real-time visual, tactile, and auditory feedback to achieve optimal outcomes. Additionally, we offer robotic MAKOplasty® knee resurfacing, which is technologically advanced minimally invasive knee surgery that uses smaller incisions and reduces scarring.
  • Tampa General also offers Corin's OMNIBotics® for total knee replacement robotic surgery, ensuring that the surgery is customized to a patient's unique anatomy using 3D modeling and real-time data.

Contact us today if you’ve been dealing with chronic knee pain and would like to learn more about knee replacement surgery and other knee pain treatment options at Tampa General Hospital.



Patients suffering from hip conditions often deal with persistent and intense pain as well as reduced mobility that can negatively impact their ability to perform basic tasks. Because the hip is a joint that is particularly susceptible to degeneration over time, these symptoms can be especially pronounced in elderly individuals.

If you have been diagnosed with a hip condition that has not improved, you may be wondering if hip replacement surgery would be the right option for you. At Tampa General Hospital, we can help bring you some clarity by giving you all the information you need to understand your treatment options. Factors such as the extent of your joint damage, age, and overall health will determine whether you’re a candidate for hip surgery, as well as the type of replacement procedure you could undergo. 


Tampa General Hospital’s Orthopaedic Institute accepts patients with a number of hip conditions, from joint degeneration to complex traumatic diagnoses and even bone cancer. At Tampa General , we offer minimally invasive procedures and use the latest technologies.

  • Minimally invasive hip replacement – our procedures use muscle-sparing techniques to replace the hip joint through one or two small incisions, which disturbs less tissue and allows for a streamlined recovery process.
  • Total hip replacement – the MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty replacement procedure involves a computed tomography (CT) scan before surgery, allowing surgeons to design a specific and detailed plan for bone preparation and implant placement. The MAKO® surgical approach allows for a more precise placement and alignment of the implant.
  • Hip revision – surgery is performed to repair an artificial hip joint (prosthesis) that has been damaged over time due to an infection, or due to normal wear and tear of the prosthetic hip. Revision surgery helps to correct the problem so the hip can function normally again.


The shoulder is a complex joint that plays a key role in many functions that the body performs – from grabbing clothes off a hanger to throwing the perfect spiral. But because the shoulder is so frequently in motion, it’s highly susceptible to shoulder conditions that can hinder mobility and function. Some conditions may be improved by resting the shoulder, while others necessitate prompt medical care.

What most people refer to as the shoulder is actually several bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that work together in harmony to give the arm a 180-degree range of motion. Diseases and injuries can affect any area of the shoulder and make it difficult for patients to perform everyday activities. Some of the most common shoulder conditions include:

  • Fractures of the shoulder bones, including the humerus, clavicle, and scapula
  • Labral tears
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Arthritis Inflammatory diseases, including tendonitis and bursitis


Living with chronic shoulder pain can make performing simple daily activities difficult. Thankfully, there is a wide array of specialized treatment options available at Tampa General Hospital. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons and physicians have completed extensive training to become orthopaedic specialists and utilize leading-edge medical technologies to better diagnose and treat shoulder pain.

Our treatment options include:

Shoulder replacement – this procedure involves the removal of worn or damaged sections of the shoulder joint, followed by the placement of artificial joint components, known as prostheses. Though they are complex, shoulder joint replacement surgeries produce successful results in the great majority of cases.

Reverse shoulder replacement - having conventional shoulder replacement surgery performed can allow individuals with severe shoulder pain and dysfunction to live more comfortably. Similarly, reverse shoulder surgery provides relief for patients with cuff tear arthropathy – a type of shoulder arthritis marked by a severely torn and irreparable rotator cuff.

Shoulder revision - revision surgery is sometimes necessary because an artificial joint component has become loose, dislocated, worn, or infected. In other cases, complications from the initial surgery or improper healing have caused uncomfortable symptoms, like shoulder stiffness, weakness, and instability. Individuals who are experiencing discomfort or decreased range of motion after a shoulder replacement may want to consult with an orthopaedic specialist, who can help determine if an additional surgery to correct the underlying issue is the best course of treatment.



The ankle is a complex joint consisting of bones, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments that allows individuals to propel themselves forward while also being able to twist in all directions to assist with balance and lateral movements. Many people will experience ankle conditions during their lives, with traumatic injury and overuse as two of the most common causes. Some of the most common ankle conditions include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Chronic instability
  • Ankle impingement


To fully understand the source of your ankle pain, it’s important to see a physician who can provide a full diagnosis. If surgery is needed, you can turn to Tampa General Hospital.

Our orthopaedic surgeons are fellowship trained and highly experienced in the use of advanced robotic techniques to perform minimally invasive ankle replacement surgery. We utilize the PROPHECY® Preoperative Navigation system to improve implant accuracy and take the guesswork out of sizing. We also utilize three different implant systems – the INFINITY® Total Ankle System, the INBONE® II Total Ankle System, and the INVISION™ Total Ankle Revision System – to provide a continuum of care for our patients.

And, to help our patients enjoy an improved quality of life, we have a multidisciplinary team of experienced health care providers to ensure you get back up on your feet.

Sabrina’s Story

Sabrina was involved in a head-on collision and was rushed to Tampa General. But nothing was going to stop her from getting back to her baby.

Brittany’s Story

Adventurer blogger Brittany McManus knows how to live life to its fullest, and with over 100,000 Instagram fans from around the world, she inspires others to do the same. While boating off Apollo Beach, Brittany was thrown from the boat and hit by the propeller. Her arm was 90 percent amputated. Brittany was rushed to TGH where our amazing caregivers would become part of this amazing woman’s story. Britany’s story is just one more example of how there’s #OnlyOneTGH.

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The Tampa General Hospital in partnership with the Florida Orthopaedic Institute ranks in the top 10% in the nation by U.S. News and World Report for 2022-23.



Dr. Roy Sanders specializes in acute trauma and posttraumatic reconstruction, as well as foot and ankle surgery. He currently serves as Chief of the Orthopaedic Institute at Tampa General Hospital and is the President of Florida Orthopaedic Institute, a group he helped found. He is the past President of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (2004-2005) and Dr. Sanders has been involved in resident and fellowship training for more than 20 years. He is a past Chairman of the Committee on Trauma for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.


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