Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center

The Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center can help you return to an active lifestyle. Our program brings together experienced surgeons, skilled orthopedic nurses and specialty-trained physical and occupational therapists to deliver an exceptional patient experience.

Orthopedic physicians on staff are highly experienced. Their expertise includes diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal injuries, fractures and pain, as well as coordinating rehabilitation programs for patients.

Excellence in Joint Replacement Surgery

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has earned the U.S. News & WorldUS News High Performing Hospitals Knee Replacement Report High Performing Hospital for Knee Replacement award, demonstrating commitment to a higher standard of care for knee replacement. Hospitals that earned a high performing rating from U.S. News were significantly better than the national average.

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Joint Commission Gold Seal of ApprovalLakewood Ranch Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for both Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement Core Certification.

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Preoperative Education for Knee and Hip Replacement: What to Expect

Ortho Pre-op Class

We believe a key to achieving better outcomes is making sure patients know what to expect each step of the way. This is instrumental in helping to reduce stress and anxiety for you and your family members, and it equips you with the information needed for a smooth recovery.

That's why we offer Orthopedic Preoperative classes. During these classes we will walk you through your entire surgical process. Topics include orientation to the hospital, physical therapy, occupational therapy, discharge planning and coordinated postoperative rehabilitation. We will also give you a surgical specific guidebook that you can refer to before, during and after your stay.

Preoperative education classes are offered in-person or virtually. Please call 941-782-2663 to schedule a class.

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Joint and Spine Procedures

We offer the following surgical and nonsurgical options to treat orthopedic conditions:

  • Total Hip Replacement Posterior Approach
  • Total Hip Replacement Anterior Approach
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Unilateral Knee Replacement (Partial)
  • Total Hintermann Ankle Replacement
  • Total Ankle Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Fusion
  • Arthroscopic treatment

Find a Physician for Orthopedic Care

If you need a referral to a physician at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 800-454-8215 or search for a physician online.

Do I Need Joint Replacement?

Answer these questions to see if you could benefit from therapeutic intervention such as joint replacement surgery to address your hip or knee pain.

Take the Self-Assessment

Benefits of Joint ReplacementPeople in exercise class

  • Reduced joint pain
  • Better and more restful sleep
  • Increased movement and range of motion
  • Improved overall joint strength and function
  • Improved overall health and quality of life

Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center Program

The Orthopaedic Spine and Joint Center is a nationally recognized joint replacement program. Through diligent data collection, our teams benchmark, guide and support program goals which has allowed us to achieve excellent outcomes and high patient satisfaction. Our continual improvement process involves an interdisciplinary team of professionals all focused on the goal of achieving the best possible results for our patients.

Key elements of our program include:

  • A wellness approach to care
  • A dedicated orthopedic unit
  • Core orthopedically trained staff
  • Focused preoperative patient preparation with set expectations
  • Standardized evidenced based care
  • Group physical therapy and individualized rehabilitation strategies
  • Early ambulation
  • Nurse Navigator/Care Coordinator
  • Efficient pain management regimens focused on opioid reduction
  • Expedited discharge to home
  • Optimized outcome management