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Care for Orthopedic Trauma & Fractures

A sudden injury can leave you discouraged, concerned and in pain. But rest assured our orthopedic experts will create the personalized treatment plan you need to recover and get back to the life you love.

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                        Leaders Moving Orthopedic Care Forward

Leaders Moving Orthopedic Care Forward

Pioneering is in our DNA. It’s why we were the first team in the state to explore arthroscopic surgeries — and why we’ve performed more orthopedic surgeries than anyone else in Florida.

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                        A Collaboration Philosophy

A Collaboration Philosophy

To deliver the best standard of care, we take a multidisciplinary approach backed by specialized orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and other experts.

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                        Recognized for Our Care

Recognized for Our Care

We’re honored to earn your trust. AdventHealth Orthopedic Institute is recognized by U.S. News & World Report for exceptional orthopedic care.

Dr. Cole

Medical Director J. Dean Cole, MD

J. Dean Cole, MD, the Medical Director at AdventHealth Orthopedic Institute Fracture Care Center (FCC), has the experience and skill to address your condition. Dr. Cole is a pioneer within the field of orthopedic traumatology, holding the patent to more than a dozen surgical devices. 

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Specialists Who Support You

J. Dean Cole, MD

Medical Director

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Brian K. Vickaryous, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

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Michael A. Hawks, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

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Robert J. Meuret, MD, MPT

Orthopedic Surgeon

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Find Relief with Personalized Treatment

Conditions We Treat

The AdventHealth Orthopedic Institute Fracture Care Center (FCC) has access to state-of-the-art technology and medical specialties from imaging and surgery to rehabilitation and wellness. Within our network, experienced trauma specialists have the knowledge and skills needed to care for rare and complex fractures and conditions, including:

Ankle and Foot Fractures

Some ankle fractures may only need to be treated by applying a tightly wrapped bandage, staying off the damaged foot, and letting the healing process begin. But other foot fracture treatment programs may be necessary for more complex and painful injuries. These fractures may also mask problems related to systemic disorders and abnormalities in lower extremity joints.

Here, fractures are quickly diagnosed and treated with minimally invasive methods by our surgeons and the Fracture Care Center team. The FCC also treats other ankle- and foot-related injuries and conditions, including:

  • Foot fractures or dislocations
  • Arthritis in the foot or ankle
  • Diabetes-related deformities
  • Foot deformities, including flat feet

Arm and Elbow Fractures

Among the more common arm and elbow injuries are fractures, dislocations, arthritis, and tendonitis; infections can also (rarely) develop. At the FCC, our surgeons can expertly diagnose and treat these problems, incorporating a minimally invasive approach to surgery. This ensures your recovery period is quicker, with dramatically fewer complications and setbacks.

Hand and Finger Fractures

To help you get back to your normal routine faster, we use minimally invasive procedures whenever possible, leading to shorter recovery times and less scarring. If surgery is needed to heal your hand or finger fracture, we often use closed reduction and fixation to realign and set broken bones and reduce the likelihood of deformity.

Hip Fractures and Pelvis Injuries

Acetabular fractures (hip fractures) occur in the area where the pelvis meets the head of the femur, known as the “hip socket.” The acetabulum is actually the “socket” in the “ball-and-socket hip joint.” Although not very common, these complex fractures are usually caused by direct trauma (high falls, auto accidents) to the pelvis and/or femur.

Our orthopedic surgeons treat these fractures with minimally invasive techniques to decrease your pain and improve your recovery time.

Your team will work closely with you to build your personalized treatment plan. From compassionate emotional support to expert physical therapy to restore mobility and build strength, we’re here to guide your whole-person wellness at every turn.

Leg Fractures

If surgery is necessary to heal your fracture, know that you’re in good hands. To help you recover faster and with less scarring, we use minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. You’ll find the support you need from day one, from prehabilitation before your procedure to help you ease any limp, to physical therapy for long-term wellness after you return home. We’ll also be here to answer all your questions and ease your mind, because we want to do everything we can to keep you comfortable and relaxed.

Surgical Procedures

You’re ready to live your life with more movement and less pain. When surgery is the right option for you, your compassionate care team is here to guide you. To help you get back to your normal routine faster, we use minimally invasive procedures whenever possible, leading to shorter recovery times and less scarring. These services include fibula intramedullary nail for ankle fractures, bone infection treatment, heel and hip fracture, total joint replacement, nonunion and malunion, and general orthopedic care and treatment. Within our network, we offer a wide variety of leading-edge procedures.

The Benefits of Mako® Technology

Mako® technology offers you the prospect of less hospital time and fewer complications than traditional surgery options. With the assistance of this robotic technology, our skilled surgeons can complete procedures with greater precision and via very small incisions, meaning a safer experience with fewer scars and a faster recovery. Many people are able to walk just a few hours after treatment, and most are out of the hospital in one to three days. Other benefits include:

  • Better Precision From Robotic Assistance
  • Fewer Complications
  • Higher Success Rates
  • Potential for Faster Recoveries
  • Restructuring or Replacement of Joints Promotes Enhanced Stability
  • Surrounding Tissues and Bones Are Left Untouched and Healthy
  • Smaller Incisions for Fewer Scars

You can’t wait to get back to your life. A higher rate of surgical precision means you can enjoy your newfound freedom sooner.

A Whole Team Dedicated to Advanced Fracture Care

Emergencies can happen to anyone. And if a sudden accident or injury leads to a serious bone fracture, it’s important to know that there is a whole team of orthopedic specialists ready to offer complex, comprehensive fracture care for trauma-related injuries at the AdventHealth Orthopedic Institute. With a unique approach to advanced fracture care, you’ll have the full attention of medical experts from nearly every medical discipline working together to help restore your whole health. 

The fracture care team, including hand-selected physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, surgical teams and therapists, is led by esteemed orthopedic surgeons Dr. J. Dean Cole, Dr. Brian K. Vickaryous, Dr. Michael K. Hawks and Dr. Robert Meuret. Driven to provide the best possible care and communication, our surgeons see their patients twice a day to assess and support their healing. Our fracture care team is committed to personalizing a safe and compassionate path to recovery that heals body, mind and spirit. 

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Expert Trauma Care is Close to Home.

Find peace of mind knowing that if the unthinkable occurs, there’s world-class care nearby. Our trauma team is based at AdventHealth Orlando and equipped with specialized operating rooms and a dedicated orthopedic patient unit to get you on the path to recovery as quickly as possible. Our skills are nationally recognized but our whole-hearted care is right here, close to home.