Our Orthopedic and Spine Center in Port Charlotte, Florida

The orthopedic specialists at Fawcett Memorial Hospital provide personalized, patient-centered care for all of your bone, joint and muscle needs. Our Orthopedic and Spine Center offers advanced, nationally recognized programs for even the most complex conditions, using the latest treatments, including minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgeries.

For more information on our spine and orthopedic treatment or for a physician referral, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (888) 685-1599.

Our full-service orthopedics facility

As a full-service medical center, we have all the services and amenities you need for a comfortable, complete recovery. Charlotte County patients have trusted us with their spine care and orthopedic and neurosurgery needs for years. And with our new, expanded facility, we offer advanced operating suites and an entire hospital wing dedicated to patients undergoing joint replacement surgery.

Our new center provides all private rooms in a comfortable, hotel-like setting with gourmet meals, exclusive amenities and internet access to patients and their support persons. We also have a rehabilitation gym with a practice staircase and car to help patients establish confidence in their new joints before returning home.

To make visiting our center more convenient, we offer free valet parking at our main entrance and emergency room entrance.

Nationally recognized orthopedic program

Our orthopedic program's mission is to provide excellent care, communication and education.

Our hip replacement, knee replacement and spinal surgery programs are certified by The Joint Commission.

Healthgrades™ awarded us with the Patient Safety Excellence Award in 2018 and 2019. We are also the only rehabilitation center in the area accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International.

Our orthopedic surgeons and specialists

Our orthopedic team is made up of professionals who have had extensive training in orthopedic services, including:

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Board-certified physicians, fellowship or specially trained in orthopedics, spine, sports medicine and/or neurosurgical care
  • Case managers
  • Certified nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Medical doctors
  • Occupational therapists
  • Patient care technicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical therapists
  • Radiologists
  • Surgeons

Orthopedic and spine conditions we treat

Our orthopedic doctors treat patients with with bone and joint pain and/or conditions, and our spine surgeons and neurosurgeons collaborate to provide relief to patients with spine disorders. Some of the spine and orthopedic conditions we treat include:

  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Back pain
  • Broken bones
  • Compression fractures
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc herniation
  • Dislocation
  • Fractures
  • Joint pain
  • Knee pain
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Vertebral fractures

Orthopedic treatments

Our surgical team is specially trained in advanced spine, orthopedic and neurosurgery procedures, including minimally invasive and robot-assisted techniques.

Our surgeons work with patients to diagnose conditions and recommend effective treatment options to get patients back to living their best lives. Some of the treatments we offer include:

  • Discectomy
  • Joint replacement
  • Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Pain management
  • Robotic spine surgery
  • Spinal decompression
  • Spinal fusion

Joint replacement surgery

Over 95 percent of our patients are up and walking within hours of their joint replacement procedures. Our complication rate and time in the hospital beat the national averages. This means our patients are recovering faster, feeling better and going home sooner.

We offer the following types of joint replacement:

  • Ankle
  • Elbow
  • Hip (anterior and posterior approach)
  • Knee
  • Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery
  • Shoulder, including reverse shoulder replacement

Minimally invasive hip replacement

Using the newest anterior approach to hip replacement, our orthopedic surgeons work between the muscles instead of through them. Previously, hip replacement surgery was a relatively risky operation.

Anterior total hip replacement allows our orthopedic surgeons to reach the hip joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the lateral (side) or the posterior (back). With the anterior approach, the hip can be replaced without detaching the muscle from the pelvis or femur during surgery. Because no muscles are cut during surgery, there is less blood loss, less pain and lower risks of complications, such as dislocation.

Unlike traditional hip replacement surgery, immediately after an anterior total hip replacement, patients can bend their hip freely and bear full weight when comfortable.

Our orthopedic surgeons were the first in Charlotte County to use this new procedure and now perform more than 200 anterior total hip replacements at Fawcett Memorial Hospital each year.

Robotic spine surgery

Our hospital is the first in the region to add the latest robotic surgical assurance platform to our leading spinal surgery options. While conventional techniques for spine surgery can be effective, they do have limitations. Our new robotic technology makes performing spine surgery safer, faster and more effective.

Orthopedic pain management

To achieve optimal results, it is essential that you communicate effectively with your doctors and nurses to choose the method of pain control that works best for you. Our goal is to make you as safe and as comfortable as possible by keeping your pain at a level where you are able to perform your normal activities of daily living.

Orthopedic rehabilitation

Following treatment, we want to ensure you heal properly and regain your strength. Our rehabilitation team members work with you in a private setting and at your own pace and comfort level, so you can return to your daily activities as quickly and safely as possible. Using a well-planned regimen of physical therapy, exercise and training, our licensed physical and occupational therapists will help you get back to doing the things you love.

Preoperative education

We offer a weekly preoperative education class designed specifically for patients requiring orthopedic or spine surgery. Our classes provide patients with an opportunity to learn valuable information about their upcoming procedures and postoperative recovery paths.

Patients also get to meet the orthopedic care team members who will be caring for them during their stays. Our preoperative nurses are present to obtain health information, answer questions, ensure that all the necessary preoperative testing has been completed and share how patients can best prepare for their procedures.