Certified Orthopedic Specialists

From medical diagnosis and treatment to expert surgical care, the orthopedic surgeons at Coastal Orthopedics in Bradenton are among the most respected sports medicine, pain management, physical therapy, and surgical specialists in Manatee County and along the west coast of Florida.

Our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic physicians provide you and your family with the best orthopedic health care. Your Coastal Orthopedics physician will help you understand your pain and recommend the best treatment plan. These treatments may involve non-surgical care, medications, casts, splints, physical therapy, pain intervention or surgical procedures.

Should you need surgery, you can feel confident that our orthopedic surgeons have exceptional qualifications and advanced training in arthroscopic surgery, hand and wrist surgery, foot and ankle surgery, hip and knee surgery and elbow and shoulder surgery.

What is Orthopedics?

Orthopedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of the body’s musculoskeletal system. This is a complex system consisting of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. A healthy musculoskeletal system helps you move and stay active. If part of this system is injured, it can cause a lot of pain and make it hard to move without discomfort.

What is an Orthopedic Surgeon?

An Orthopedic Surgeon is a physician who specializes in the musculoskeletal system. This means that he or she can provide diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of injuries and diseases that affect this system.

Most orthopedic physicians specialize in more than one area of the musculoskeletal system, whether the foot and ankle, hand, shoulder and elbow, hip or knee. Some orthopedic surgeons specialize in a specific type of care, such as pediatrics, trauma care, reconstructive surgery, oncology, pain management, or sports medicine.

Why Choose an Orthopedic Surgeon?

Many of our daily aches and pains are related to the musculoskeletal system. Whether you have back pain, a sports injury or arthritic hips and knees, an orthopedic surgeon is the best type of physician to diagnose and treat your condition.

What does an Orthopedic Surgeon Treat?

An Orthopedic surgeon can treat musculoskeletal disorders with or without surgery. If your condition requires surgery, in many cases it can be an outpatient surgery. If you don’t need surgery, your orthopedic specialist may suggest options like medications, exercises or stretches and other rehabilitative, or alternative therapies. Surgery will only be recommended as the last step in your treatment plan to help relieve your pain and improve your quality of life.

Conditions and diseases that an orthopedic surgeon can treat are:

What Types of Surgeries do Orthopedic Surgeons Perform?

Our board-certified orthopedic specialists perform many types of surgery. The most common surgeries performed at Coastal Orthopedics include:

  • Arthroscopy: Special cameras and equipment are used to see problems within the joint
  • Fusion: Bones are fused together with bone grafts or metal rods
  • Internal Fixation: Broken pieces of a bone are held in position by metal plates, pins or screws
  • Joint replacement: Damaged joints are replaced with artificial joints
  • Osteotomy: Bone deformity that is corrected by a surgical procedure that involves cutting or removal of a piece of bone
  • Soft Tissue Repair: Torn tendons or ligaments are mended