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As Soon As Possible

We know how meaningful these words are to our patients. We know their time is valuable. We want to get them in, evaluated and treated ASAP, so they can get back to what is important… their lives.

The Orthopaedic Institute offers same day and next-day appointments at our FAST ACCESS Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinics during the week. To schedule a same or next-day appointment, call our centralized scheduling department at (352) 336-6032.

Clinical Services

  • Treatment of all musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Treatment of cuts (minor suturing), abrasions and other workplace injuries.
  • X-rays, casting and splinting provided in office
  • MRI testing performed within 2-3 days of authorization date at The Orthopaedic Institute facilities.
  • Ongoing treatment and follow-up for non-surgical patients.
  • Referrals to physical therapy or hand therapy as appropriate.
  • Referrals to other specialists as appropriate.

Featured Physician Articles

Common Causes of Finger Stiffness
Written by: Zakariah S. Mahmood, M.D. A common complaint of patients who are referred to a hand specialist is loss of mobility and motion of the fingers. Most often these complaints are gradual in onset, rather than starting abruptly. The stiffness and loss of mobility may or may not be associated with pain. Usually, patients … Continued

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Is Your Knee Pain a Torn Meniscus?
Written by: Andrew F. Rocca, M.D. Essential for mobility and often over utilized, the knee joint becomes susceptible to problems and injury. One type of knee injury commonly seen in an orthopaedic clinic is a meniscus tear. The knee is made up of three bones: the femur (thigh bone), the tibia, (shin bone) and the … Continued

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Effects of Smartphones on our Fingers, Hands and Elbows
Written by: Roger Powell, M.D. Smartphones have become a lifestyle must have for most of us, from senior citizens to young children. These devices help us with learning, playing games, sharing stuff we like, liking stuff other people share, sending emails, watching videos and staying in touch with loved ones through video calls, voice calls … Continued

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Outpatient Treatment for Osteoporotic Pelvic Fractures
Written by: Richard E. Kinard, M.D. Pelvic fractures, also known as insufficiency fractures, are common osteoporotic fractures of the pelvis and are often overlooked or misdiagnosed. The most common of these pelvic fractures involves the sacrum, known as a sacral insufficiency fracture. Although other parts of the pelvis may suffer similar fractures, this article describes … Continued

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