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Orthopedics

Orthopedics

The Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Bone and Joint Center specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, which includes joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Our world-class Bone and Joint Center is staffed by independent, skilled physicians who have vast expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic conditions, including hip fractures, tendonitis, joint pain, osteoarthritis, fracture injuries, frozen shoulder, broken bones and more. Together, this team of physicians, nurses, therapists, radiation technologists, and an Orthopedic Care Coordinator, delivers personalized care to meet your orthopedic needs.

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills was named One of America's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics by the Women's Choice Award, America's trusted referral source for the best in healthcare in 2017 and 2018.  The hospital is also the FIRST hospital in Florida to be awarded Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement by The Joint Commission.

Bone and Joint Center

If you suffer from chronic joint pain, you already know how devastating it can be to your ability to fully enjoy life. And whether it’s caused by a degenerative condition such as arthritis or an injury, no one wants to be told it will not get better without medical attention. Fortunately, our joint replacement team at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills can help you get your life and independence back.

Our orthopedic services include: 

  • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Arthroscopy
  • Foot and ankle care
  • Fracture care
  • Hip fracture
  • Home health care
  • Imaging services
  • Interventional pain medicine
  • Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery
  • Minimally invasive hip and knee replacement
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Physical and occupational rehabilitation
  • Rapid recovery hip and knee replacement
  • Revision joint replacement
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Sports medicine
  • Total and reverse total shoulder replacement

Bone and Joint Center Program Features

  • Nurses, therapists, and patient-care technicians who specialize in joint patients
  • Planned group activities to help get you on your feet quicker
  • Education for family and friends as “coaches” in your recovery process
  • An Orthopedic Care Coordinator to assist you with all of your care
  • An all-inclusive, step-by-step patient guide to show you what to expect before, during and after surgery
  • A joint replacement surgery class to prepare you for surgery
  • Yearly Bone & Joint Center reunion with patients, coaches, doctors and caregivers

Physical Therapy

During your stay in the Bone and Joint Center, our licensed Physical Therapists work closely with your surgeon to deliver the therapy services you need to help you recover and meet your goals.  At Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, we encourage your coach, a family member or friend, to participate in your rehabilitation process and recovery. 

Learn more about our inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation program.

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery®

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills offers Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery, a cutting-edge, minimally invasive, robotic surgery for hip and knee resurfacing and replacement.  The Mako System is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not progressed to all three compartments of the hip and knee.

To find out if you are a candidate for Mako, schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic surgeons by calling (877) 534-3108. 

Fall Prevention

Each year, one out of three adults age 65 and older fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  Of those who fall, 20% to 30% suffer moderate to severe injuries, making it hard for them to get around or live independently.  Florida Hospital Zephyrhills offers a free Fall Prevention Guide that details fall risk factors, lifestyle choices that reduce your risk of falling, risk factors in your home and what to do if you fall.  To request your free copy, contact our Orthopedic Care Coordinator at (813) 783-6190 or click the link above to download a copy.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call us today at (813) 782-1200. 
 

Rapid Recovery Hip & Knee Replacement

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is the only hospital in East Pasco to offer Rapid Recovery Hip and Knee Replacement.  Using a combination of advanced surgical and anesthesia techniques, coupled with the latest implant technology, surgeons at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills are able to get their hip and knee replacement patients up and working with physical therapy within four to five hours following surgery.   On average, half of these patients go home within 24 hours of surgery.

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Program

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is participating in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program. The program is a new payment model being tested for episodes of care related to total knee and total hip replacements under Medicare, with the goal of supporting better and more efficient care coordination for patients undergoing the most common inpatient surgeries.

The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model continues to pay providers under existing payment systems, but holds hospitals responsible for the quality and costs from the initial procedure through 90 days after the patient is discharged. Through the CJR program, CMS expects improved coordination of care among hospitals, physicians and post-acute care providers – from surgery to recovery –to benefit patients and result in better outcomes and fewer complications.