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Lean on Expert Orthopedic Care

When pain and discomfort hold you back, we’re here to find you a path toward healing. Our expert orthopedic care for shoulders, elbows and arms combines the latest treatment options with one-on-one care.

Advanced Care. Wide-Reaching Expertise.

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                        Recover Faster With Minimally Invasive Surgery

Recover Faster With Minimally Invasive Surgery

Get back to your daily routine sooner with minimally invasive surgical options that are safer, faster and reduce pain and scarring. 

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                        Pioneering Treatments

Pioneering Treatments

Within our network of care, expert physicians have pioneered leading surgical techniques and devices to help improve outcomes and reduce the need for additional surgeries. 

Advanced Orthopedic Care

You want to move comfortably and freely through life. We want to help. At AdventHealth, formerly Florida Hospital, Orthopedic Institute, our goal is to set the standard for orthopedic shoulder, elbow and arm care. That’s why we’re constantly innovating to offer you effective new surgeries and treatments.

When your arms hurt or the joints grow stiff and painful, the simplest tasks can be a challenge. You might hesitate before getting back on the tennis court or find it tough to reach for things on high shelves. In some cases, you might be able to ease your pain at home with heat, ice, rest and over-the-counter medication. But when it doesn’t go away or grows worse over time, trust us to diagnose your condition quickly and accurately — and help you find relief. Signs that you may need expert medical treatment include: 

  • Difficulty Moving or Turning Your Arm
  • Severe Pain, Swelling and Bruising
  • Signs of Infection, Including Warmth and Redness

Your musculoskeletal system connects every part of your body, which is why we take a whole-person approach to your care. From guiding healthy lifestyle changes, like eating a nutritious diet, to teaching you stretching exercises to increase your flexibility, we’re committed to helping you lead a fulfilling, active life. 
 

Some conditions can be cared for effectively with medication, self-care and gentle exercises. But when surgery is the right option for you, your team of skilled orthopedic surgeons is here to guide you with knowledge and expertise. Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive procedures that lead to fewer complications, shorter recovery times, and less scarring. Physicians within our network have pioneered leading innovations for shoulder and elbow care, including:

  • Cable Mechanism for Fracture — An effective method of securing and stabilizing your bones while they heal. Unlike traditional open surgical procedures, this approach helps you avoid additional surgeries, so you can get back to your normal routine faster. 
  • Limb Salvage — We’re proud to have helped advance this life-changing procedure for debilitating musculoskeletal conditions. This specialized surgery can help save your limb and boost your quality of life.
  • Proximal Humeral Nail — A safe treatment for shoulder fractures that encourages smooth healing.

Your orthopedic team will be by your side from day one, answering your questions, keeping you informed and comfortable, and easing any worries you might have. We’ll also recommend simple lifestyle changes you can make before your procedure to help improve your outcome, like rehabilitation and quitting smoking. Procedures we offer include:

  • Elbow Joint Replacement (Elbow Arthroplasty)
  • Shoulder Joint Replacements (Shoulder Arthroplasty)
  • Shoulder Joint Reconstructions

You’ll have a caring surgical team by your side throughout this journey. This includes your Care Coordinator, who will manage all the details. You’ll also be supported by psychologists, social workers, rehabilitation specialists and more, all here to help heal your body and guide your emotional and spiritual well-being.

Every day offers new adventures, and you embrace them with optimism and excitement. But along the way, your body sometimes needs a little extra help to stay strong and healthy. Over time, the muscles, tendons and bones that make up your joints can become worn down or irritated from overuse, making your arms feel achy or stiff. We want to help you live the active and fulfilling life you strive for. Conditions and injuries we care for include: 

  • Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocations (Shoulder Separations)
  • Arthritis of the Elbow or Shoulder
  • Bone Infections (Osteomyelitis)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow and Shoulder Dislocations
  • Fractures of the Shoulder Blade, Proximal Humerus, or Clavicle
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Malunion (Fractures That Heal Incorrectly)
  • Nonunion (Fractures That Heal Incompletely)
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Tendonitis 
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

As you age, one of the most common wear-and-tear conditions is arthritis. If you start experiencing symptoms of arthritis, like difficulty bending your elbows or lifting your arms, know that you’re not alone. We’re here to help you live your life with less pain and more flexibility and movement. Your multidisciplinary team will include rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons and occupational and physical therapists, supporting you with advanced treatments and expert guidance about self-care, so you can get back to your everyday activities. 

Your care doesn’t end at the door. To help you recover from your condition or surgery, our comprehensive rehabilitation program is here for you. We offer direct access to our physical therapy, which means you don’t need to wait for a referral. You can schedule an appointment when it’s right for you, and we’ll be ready to welcome you. (Most insurances accepted for direct access. Please call to confirm.)

Your expert team may include physical therapists and sports medicine specialists all working together to guide you on your path to whole-person wellness. From comforting emotional support to physical and massage therapies, fitness services and nutritional advice, we want to help you achieve your goals.

Learn more about our rehabilitation services.

Specialists Who Support You

Brian K. Barnard, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Joseph B. Billings, DO
Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Physician
Eric G. Bonenberger, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Physician
Megan S. Crosmer, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Jeffrey A. Deren, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Patrick F. Emerson, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Kurt A. Gasner, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Manuel Gonzalez-Perez, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Scott Gordon, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Harald J. Henningsen, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Physician
Matthew D. Hurbanis, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Richard M. Konsens, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Physician
Sean M. McFadden, DO
Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Physician
Michael S. Messieh, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Craig M. Mintzer, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Michael D. Riggenbach, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Joseph E. Robison, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Randall T. Rust, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Physician
Randy S. Schwartzberg, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Physician
Jose A. Torres, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Joseph C. Tutorino, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Physician

Referral-Free Care

You want to start getting better faster. We want you to feel in control of your health. That's why you no longer need a referral to see one of our direct access physical therapists. If your insurance allows, you can make an appointment with any physical therapist you want, whenever you want.

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Our Locations. Your Options.

As interconnected pieces of one of the most comprehensive orthopedic care networks in Florida, every one of our Central Florida locations contributes to the strength of the AdventHealth Orthopedic Institute. Our dedicated team will help you explore your options and find the right fit, so you’re in the best setting to get the care you need.

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Imaging & Evaluation

When you have an injury or chronic condition, you want to know exactly what’s happening below the surface. Our state-of-the-art imaging centers, accredited by the American College of Radiology, enable us to effectively detect and diagnose your issue, monitor your healing progress and clear you to resume your favorite activities.