The objective of Sarasota Orthopedic Associates is to provide quality, comprehensive, orthopedic care of the highest standard for both the adult and pediatric population. Our physicians all practice general, orthopedic care and also have additional training for specific parts of the musculoskeletal system.
Foot & Ankle
When one part of the foot or ankle is hurt, it can affect the entire foot.
Foot & Ankle
The anatomy of the foot and ankle is complex. For instance, each foot has over 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments. It is not surprising that nearly 80% of the population will experience foot or ankle pain at some time in their life. Ankle and foot problems can be the result of many occurrences: tripping while walking, falling, a sports injury, being overweight, having rheumatoid arthritis, having diabetes and much more. When one part of the foot or ankle is hurt, it can affect the entire foot, therefore, immediate medical attention is always beneficial.
At Sarasota Orthopedic Associates, our foot and ankle specialists have decades of training and experience treating issues ranging from basic wear-and-tear conditions to the most traumatic of injuries.
Hand & Upper Extremity
We provide the most advanced care possible for the hands and upper extremities.
Hand & Upper Extremity
There are 206 bones in the adult body and 27 of them are in the hand and wrist. So it is understandable that most people will suffer a broken bone to the hand or wrist during their lifetime. These injuries can be debilitating since they can inhibit normal functions of the hand, while adversely impacting normal, daily activities. The frequency of hand and wrist use allows for a constant opportunity for injury.
Most disorders of the hand and wrist can be treated non-surgically with splints, injections or physical therapy. However, traumatic injuries to the hand can cause nerve, artery, vein, muscle, tendon, ligament and joint cartilage problems. Sometimes more severe injuries will require joint replacement.
While there are numerous elbow problems and conditions, tennis elbow seems to be the most common and well known. Many elbow conditions can be treated conservatively without surgery. When surgery is needed, minimally invasive arthroscopy permits the orthopedist to treat the problem resulting in small incisions, less pain and an early return to activities.
Utilizing the advancement of medicine and technology, Sarasota Orthopedic Associates’ hand, wrist and elbow specialists can effectively treat the patient’s problems. Our orthopedists' experience-based knowledge allows them to optimize recovery and maximum function with the best possible outcome.
Most common cause of hip pain is Osteoarthritis (i.e. Degenerative Joint Disease).
Hip pain is a very common complaint that has many causes. The most common cause of hip pain is Osteoarthritis also known as Degenerative Joint Disease. Hip pain can also be the result of trauma, sports injuries or overuse which can lead to Labral tears, Fractures, Loose Bodies, Iliopsoas Impingement, Avascular Necrosis, Snapping Hip syndrome, Bursitis and muscle tears. Back problems can also cause hip pain. Patient mobility and activities can be limited by hip pain that can range from mild discomfort to severe pain.
The physicians at Sarasota Orthopedic Associates will do a comprehensive evaluation to develop the proper diagnosis to ensure you receive the best treatment option for your situation.
There are many causes of knee pain, resulting from injury and disease.
The knee is a very complex joint and when injured can easily cause pain, difficulty in walking and may eventually impact a person’s quality of life. Knee pain is one of the most frequent complaints and reasons for people visiting orthopedists.
There are many causes of knee pain, resulting from injury or disease. The most common injuries to the knee tend to be damage to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and to the meniscus. The most widespread disease affecting the knee is arthritis, which causes the gradual wearing of cartilage. Some knee problems can be treated without surgery whereas others may require arthroscopy or arthroplasty.
Regardless of the extent of the problem, Sarasota Orthopedic Associates provides exceptional treatment. Whether a senior is suffering from arthritis, an athlete is injured at a game or a child is hurt on the playground, our orthopedic specialists will offer their expertise combined with leading technology to restore the best knee function possible.
Our pediatric surgeons are experts in treating injuries and conditions of our children.
Children are our most precious commodity. At Sarasota Orthopedic Associates, our commitment to the health and well being of our children is paramount. Our pediatric orthopedists are experts in treating disorders of the growth and development of the skeleton, muscles and joints in children.
SOA’s physicians also take a comprehensive approach to treating pediatric sports injuries. Injuries and conditions of the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints experienced by young athletes can be very different than with adult patients. The pediatric specialists at SOA effectively communicate with children which results in a better explanation of treatment options to both the young athlete and parents.
The shoulder represents one of the most complex joints of the body.
The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. It is vulnerable to both acute traumatic injuries as well as wear-and-tear conditions brought on by heavy work or repetitive activities.
To remain stable, the shoulder must be anchored by its muscles, tendons and ligaments. Some shoulder problems arise from the disruption of these soft tissues as a result of injury or from overuse of the shoulder. Other problems arise from a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.
The care of some shoulder conditions still requires standard surgical incisions, but many conditions can be treated with a far less invasive technique called shoulder arthroscopy. Most conditions do not need surgery and can be treated with conservative methods such as anti-inflammatory drugs, injections and/or physical therapy. The physicians of Sarasota Orthopedic Associates have decades of experience in the evaluation and treatment of the entire spectrum of shoulder conditions.
Neck and low back pain are common occurrences in the general population.
The spine is one of the most complex structures in the human body. The cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine is made up of many bones, joints, ligaments, nerves, tendons and cartilage. It is estimated that 80% of the population will experience pain in the low back and/or neck at some time in their lives. Fortunately, most cases can be resolved without surgical treatment. When it comes to the treatment of spine disorders, Sarasota Orthopedic Associates offers a comprehensive approach to spine assessment and treatment for our patients.
Our team of physicians is comprised of the board certified, fellowship trained physician expertise that you need to evaluate and treat your spinal condition.
Our physicians are experienced in treating participants of all levels of sports.
Whether you are a weekend warrior or a competitive athlete, you will find that Sarasota Orthopedic Associates physicians specialize in treating athletes and returning them to the game as quickly and safely as possible. From local youth sports to professional athletes, our physicians are experienced in treating participants of all levels in every sport. We also specialize in helping active seniors be able to enjoy their sports activities to the fullest extent possible.
Most activity related injuries can be treated conservatively with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, injections and/or physical therapy. If necessary, our Board Certified, Sports Medicine Specialists are experts at minimally invasive surgery such as arthroscopy.
Our physicians are Sports Medicine specialists dedicated to getting you back in the game by utilizing their Sports Medicine expertise and innovative technology to assess and treat athletic injuries and orthopedic conditions.
Pain management is important for pain control, especially if you suffer with chronic pain.
Pain management is important for ongoing pain control, especially if you suffer with long-term or chronic pain. Everyone experiences pain at one point or another. It often is an indication that something is wrong. Feelings of pain can range from mild and occasional to severe and constant. At Sarasota Orthopedic Associates, our physician pain specialists will assess your pain, then prescribe pain medication if our physicians feel it is required -- or other pain treatments to help you get relief. We will develop a plan to evaluate the cause of your pain. If it is not possible to cure the cause, we will develop a strategy to help you control your pain.
We understand that pain may greatly impact your life in a very adverse way. Time with family and friends, physical activities as well as job performance are often affected. We combine the newest technology with an exceptional staff to provide you with the best outcome possible.