50 Orthopedic Practices to Know

Laura Dyrda -  
Orthopedic practices were selected for inclusion on this list based on practice size, services and reputation in their communities. This list was created after substantial research by our editorial staff. Practices do not pay and cannot pay to be included on this list. This list is not an endorsement of any organization's clinical abilities.

We are constantly striving to update this list and if you would like to recommend an orthopedic practice for inclusion, please e-mail Laura Miller at laura@beckersasc.com.

Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics (Exeter, N.H.). Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics has four locations that include a concussion program, occupational medicine, spine care, rehabilitation, outpatient surgery and a hand center. The practice also offers an open MRI and imaging center featuring onsite X-ray services at each location. Physical therapy, occupational therapy and an osteoporosis program are also available at the practice. The additional athletic training program provides education and care for athletes. Practice physicians are team physicians for several local athletic teams and the 2011 US Ski Team.

Advanced Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Specialists (Denver).
Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists provides comprehensive sports medicine services for the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries. The two locations include physicians who have a special interest in upper extremity, spine disorders, carticel implantation, podiatry and joint replacements. The practice also offers digital imaging technology and electromyography and nerve conduction studies. Surgeons at the practice have access to robotic technology for partial knee resurfacing.

Alexander Orthopaedic Associates (Largo, Fla.).
Founder of Alexander Orthopaedic Associates Vladimir Alexander, MD, is the inventor and developer of the LATKA system, a laser assisted tool for knee arthroplasty. Additionally, the practice includes physicians who subspecialize in hand and upper extremity surgery and sports medicine. Practice physicians are also involved in orthopedic research and have published articles in professional publications. Imaging and diagnostic services at the practice include MRI and DEXA, a bone densitometer. AOA also offers physical therapy services for pre- and post-operative rehabilitation for trauma, joint replacement and spine.

Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic (Arlington, Va.). Founded more than 50 years ago, the Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic includes joint replacement, arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine, extremities and spine care. The physicians are also involved with the Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute, which includes a computerized database of more than 10,000 patients with total joint replacements and post-mortem-retrieved hip and knee implants. The physicians' research has led to the development of porous-coated, cementless hip implants, as well as orthopedic surgical techniques and procedures. The physicians regularly produce articles based on their research that are published in professional journals. The practice has two office locations in Virginia, and several of the surgeons are fellowship-trained.

Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center (Birmingham, Ala.). Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center was founded by James Andrews, MD, more than two decades ago and has served numerous professional athletes since then. Practice physicians currently work regularly for the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Rays. In addition to joint replacement and reconstruction, physicians also focus on extremities care, back and neck surgery and shoulder care. The practice is associated with the American Sports Medicine Institute, which is focused on understanding, preventing and treating sports-related injuries through research and education. Dr. Andrews also runs the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Fla., and is involved in leadership positions within several professional societies.

Arizona Orthopaedic Associates (Phoenix).
Physicians at Arizona Orthopaedic Associates treat patients with all types of orthopedic conditions and injuries. In addition to orthopedics, the practice also offers a physical therapy department where specialists design a program to meet each patient's needs, whether it is therapeutic exercise, myofacial release, spine mobilization or tissue and joint mobilization. The specialists work with patients on home exercise programs, postural and workplace education and sports injuries. Arizona Orthopaedic Associates physicians partner with the Banner Good Samaritan Orthopaedic Residency Training program and serve as clinical associate professors.

Aurora BayCare Orthopedic & Sports Medicine (Green Bay, Wis.). Aurora BayCare Orthopedic and Sports Medicine includes sports medicine, knee, shoulder and extremities care, as well as the Green Bay Hand Center BayCare Clinic. Many of the practice physicians are fellowship-trained from leading orthopedic providers. Radiologists are also members of the practice, specializing in diagnostic services. The clinic is also affiliated with the BayCare Clinic Foundation, which sponsors events in the community to promote healthy living.

Azalea Orthopaedics (Tyler, Texas). Physicians at Azalea Orthopaedics subspecialize in several areas, including sports medicine, foot and ankle, spine, hand and elbow care. Additional services include physical medicine, rehabilitation and bone health. The physicians perform advanced procedures on appropriate patients, including arthroscopy and treatment for trauma and fractures. The practice also includes an Osteoporosis Clinic and specialists who with older adults on fracture prevention. The clinic has seven satellite locations around Texas.

Beacon Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine (Sharonville, Ohio).
Physicians at Beacon Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine have a wide range of expertise, including unicondylar knee replacement, regenerative and biologic orthopedics and reconstructive orthopedics. Among the four Beacon facilities there are two ASCs, imaging centers including a hologic delphi scanner, physical therapy services and a spine center for non-surgical treatment. The ASC facilities include 23-hour stay suites for patients undergoing complex operations. The clinic partners with a high endurance training facility, D1, offering athletes training in strength, flexibility and agility. For additional support, the practice maintains Saturday clinic hours for young athletes and weekend warriors. Beacon physicians are affiliated with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Cyclones hockey team.

Booth, Bartolozzi and Balderston Orthopaedics (Philadelphia).
Booth, Bartolozzi and Balderson Orthopaedics (3Bs) include surgeons who are former team physicians for professional athletes and offer minimally invasive and robotic surgery for their patients. There are three practice locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In addition to their clinical work, the physicians are involved in research regarding advanced cellular transplantation technologies, pain management techniques and gender specific knee implants. Subspecialists in the practice focus on knee replacement, sports medicine, spine surgery and joint replacement.

Canyon Orthopaedic Surgeons (Avondale, Ariz.).
Physicians at Canyon Orthopaedic Surgeons subspecialize in several different areas, including arthroscopic surgery, fracture management, hip and knee reconstruction, shoulder surgery, total joint replacement and sports medicine. The surgeons are able to perform minimally invasive and computer-assisted surgeries for their patients. The surgeons also provide care to the Chicago White Sox Spring Training Center. Physicians at the two practice locations have access to two hospitals and four surgery centers in Arizona.

Cincinnati SportsMedicine & Orthopaedic Center (Cincinnati).
Founded more than 30 years ago, the physicians at Cincinnati SportsMedicine & Orthopaedic Center treat patients with conditions of the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, ankle and foot. The practice is also affiliated with the Cincinnati SportsMedicine Research and Education Foundation, which has fostered the research for more than 250 articles and 50 research studies. Orthopedists in the different subspecialties welcome the opportunity to work with complex cases, and practice physicians have access to the robotic MAKOplasty system with patients. The practice also includes physical therapy and the Sportsmetrics program to help athletes recover from and avoid sports-related injuries. Practice physicians provide medical assistance to several local athletic teams and have affiliations with the NFL Players' Association.

Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine/Pain Management (Bradenton, Fla.). Founded in 1980, Coastal Orthopedics has three office and two surgery center locations in Florida. The physicians, all of whom are subspecialty-trained, provide extremities care, total joint reconstruction, pediatric orthopedics, orthopedic trauma, sports medicine and pain management services. The physicians are continuously participating in FDA clinical trials, including one to demonstrate the effectiveness of a spinal cord stimulator. They also serve as the team physicians for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Pirates and the U.S. Soccer Team. The physicians and specialists often partake in community activities and give presentations about their areas of expertise. Diagnostic, physical therapy and bracing services are also available at the practice locations.

Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center (Nashville, Tenn.).
Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center provides comprehensive orthopedic care services. Practice physicians have current and previous affiliations as head team physicians for the Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators and several local universities and colleges. All physicians are fellowship-trained in their subspecialties, which include sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, shoulder, elbow, foot, hand and spine. Additional services at the practice are physical therapy, a health and fitness pro-shop and onsite diagnostic imaging capabilities.

Hughston Clinic (Columbus, Ga.).
Physicians at Hughston Clinic are committed to research, education, training and treatment of orthopedic and sports medicine injuries and diseases. With nine locations in Georgia, the practice is able to accommodate patients from around the state. In addition to clinical offices, the practice includes rehabilitation and diagnostic services at multiple locations. Hughston Clinic's rehabilitation facilities encompass a wide range of exercise and testing equipment to accommodate patients of various orthopedic and sports medicine needs. The diagnostic center, also located in Columbus, includes an MRI and is accredited by the American College of Radiology to perform several types of exams, including those for patients with total hip or knee prostheses.

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (Morton Grove, Ill.). The physicians and medical professionals at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute focus on several aspects of orthopedics, including joint replacement, sports medicine, podiatry, rheumatology and pain management. The practice has more than 20 locations around the Chicago area and provides immediate care, diagnostic services, physical therapy and rehabilitation . Therapeutic services include aquatic therapy, massage and weight management. Physicians at IBJI treat athletes at all levels, including professional football players and the Chicago ballet. The practice also supports professional education, and includes a physician assistant program credited by the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute (Jacksonville, Fla.). Physicians at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute have an expertise in hand, foot and ankle, joint replacement, spine and sports medicine care. With six locations around Jacksonville, the practice offers rehabilitation facilities to streamline care. Services include biomechanical analysis, physical and occupational therapy, spine and back education programs and sports and work injury rehabilitation. JOI physicians are the team physicians for the Jacksonville Jaguars as well as several local high schools.

Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic (Winter Park, Fla.). With its 30,000-square-foot flagship location, Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic offers orthopedic services in sports medicine, joint replacement, extremities care and spine surgery. The practice was founded more than 70 years ago by Eugene L. Jewett, MD, and has expanded to include seven locations around Florida. Each physician is fellowship-trained and board eligible. Many of the procedures performed by practice physicians use minimally invasive techniques. Additional services offered at the practice include MRI, orthotic devices, occupational and physical therapy and electrodiagnostic studies.

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic (Los Angeles). Founded by Robert Kerlan, MD, and joined by current president Frank Jobe, MD, more than four decades ago, Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic physicians are dedicated to providing expert care in sports medicine. Practice physicians are currently affiliated with several professional Los Angeles teams, including the Lakers, Dodgers, Kings, Angels, Mighty Ducks and Sparks. The physicians are often called upon to examine professional athletes from other teams as well, and Dr. Jobe is credited with developing and perfecting the UCL repair, or Tommy John surgery, most commonly performed on professional pitchers. The practice also established an orthopedic and sports medicine fellowship program in 1973.

Methodist Sports Medicine/The Orthopedic Specialists (Indianapolis).
With four locations around Indianapolis, physicians at Methodist Sports Medicine/The Orthopaedic Specialists are able to offer several avenues for orthopedic care, including a walk-in clinic. All physicians are fellowship trained in their subspecialties, which include sports medicine, pediatric sports medicine, spine, joint replacement, extremities and shoulder care. The practice also has specialists who focus on physical medicine and rehabilitation and concussion management. Practice physicians are  involved in the Methodist Sports Medicine/The Orthopaedic Specialists Research and Education Foundation, which focuses on research in orthopedic care and sports medicine.

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (Chicago).
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush physicians are fellowship-trained in several subspecialties, including sports medicine, spine, joint reconstruction and upper extremities care. Practice physicians have also spearheaded efforts to develop the Cartilage Restoration Center, which offers minimally invasive treatment for knee pain. Additional programs include women's sports medicine, orthopedic oncology, trauma, pain management, physical medicine and pediatric orthopedics. The practice provides team physicians for the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox, as well as local university and high school teams. In addition to its orthopedic specialists, the MOR professional staff includes occupational therapists, athletic and physical trainers, X-ray technicians and a cast room.

Minnesota Orthopedic Sports Medicine Institute (Edina, Minn.).
Having just opened in July 2010, the physicians at Minnesota Orthopedic Sports Medicine Institute collaborate in order to ensure all levels of athletes can return to the playing field after an injury. In addition to standard orthopedics, physicians perform a variety of sports medicine procedures, such as arthroscopy of the shoulder, hip and knee along with ACL and PCL repair and reconstruction. The practice houses a fellowship program for future physicians as well as a research and education team. MOSMI is affiliated with several local athletic teams as well as the U.S. men's and women's national soccer teams, the Minnesota Vikings and the U.S. Cup for mountain biking.

Newport Orthopedic Institute (Huntington Beach, Calif.).
Orthopedic surgeons at Newport Orthopedic Institute provide surgical and conservative treatment for sports medicine, extremities, spine, pain management and trauma conditions. The practice also includes physical, hand and massage therapy as well as digital diagnostic imaging technology. Practice physicians provide orthopedic and sports medicine services to local high school teams and local events. The practice has two locations in California and includes urgent orthopedic care.

OAA Orthopaedic Specialists (Allentown, Pa). The physicians of OAA Orthopaedic Specialists are all fellowship trained and focus on foot and ankle, hand and upper extremity, sports medicine, spine and joint replacement care. The practice has three locations in Pennsylvania, along with a Diagnostic Imaging Center, which includes MRI, CT scan and ultrasound, at its Allentown practice. Additional ancillary services at the practice include a Physical Rehabilitation Center and Aquatic Rehabilitation Therapy, as well as athletic trainers to work with patients who sustain sports-related injuries. Specialists at OAA also conduct the ImPACT concussion testing for youth athletes.

Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group (Long Island, N.Y.). The board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians at Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group subspecialize in sports medicine, knee, shoulder, joint replacement, foot and ankle, spine and hand surgery. The multi-office practice also includes in-house diagnostic testing, physical and occupational therapy and pain management. The physicians are committed to employing less invasive treatment techniques, such as minimally invasive spine surgery, with the goal of returning patients back to regular activities quickly. The practice has six locations around Long Island for orthopedics.

OrthoCarolina (Charlotte, N. C.).
Surgeons at OrthoCarolina subspecialize in foot and ankle, hand, hip and knee, spine, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow and pediatric orthopedic care. The practice also offers urgent orthopedic care at three of its 14 locations. In the past year, OrthoCarolina has merged with several smaller orthopedic practices in the area to expand services in the community. In addition to orthopedic care, the practice has an MRI available seven days a week and post-surgical rehabilitation support programs. Physical therapy and sports performance programs sponsored by the practice are available to patients seeking those services. Finally, OrthoCarolina has a comprehensive Workers Compensation Department and a work-conditioning program. For their academic work, OrthoCarolina physicians are supported by The OrthoCarolina Research Institute, which was founded to support scientific orthopedic research and education as well as promote collaborations between practice physicians and other healthcare providers.

OrthoIndy (Indianapolis). OrthoIndy offers 14 locations strategically placed around the Indianapolis area. In 2005, OrthoIndy physicians collaborated to open the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital, which includes 37 patient rooms and 10 operating suites. The orthopedic specialists are fellowship-trained in several areas, including bone tumor and soft tissue oncology, cartilage restoration, pediatric orthopedics, total joint replacement, spine and sports medicine. In addition to providing orthopedic services, OrthoIndy has EMGs, MRI, outpatient therapy, pain management services and a performance enhancement program. A walk-in clinic available for sports-related injuries at three OrthoIndy locations, and OrthoIndy physicians provide care for professional athletes, including the Indiana Pacers.

Orthopaedic Associates of Port Huron (Port Huron, Mich.).
Founded in 1983, Orthopaedic Associates of Port Huron has grown into one of the community's larges orthopedic practices. Practice physicians have a special interest in spine, sports medicine, extremities and joint reconstruction. The physicians also focus on research and have published articles in professional journals. For partial knee resurfacing, physicians are able to use computer-assisted technology to perform the procedure minimally invasively. The practice also includes pain management physicians and physical therapists. In addition to the regular clinic, practice physicians partner with local high school and collegiate athletic teams. 

The Orthopaedic Center (Huntsville, Ala.).
The Orthopaedic Center includes services in foot and ankle, hand and upper extremity, joint replacement, knee and shoulder, trauma, spine and sports medicine services. Additional ancillary services such as orthotics and prosthetics, physical medicine, physical therapy and pediatric orthopedics are also offered at the practice. There are nine practice locations around Alabama that include specialists who provide care for several local high schools as well as volleyball, rugby and soccer clubs in the community. For medical professionals, the practice offers continuing medical education opportunities in several areas of orthopedics.

Orthopaedic Specialists (Davenport, Iowa).
Orthopaedic Specialists includes surgeons in several subspecialties and diagnostic imaging services. A foot and ankle center, hand and upper extremity center, spine center, total joint replacement center and sports medicine center for the services at the practice. Many of the surgeons are fellowship-trained and are able to treat patients with minimally invasive procedures, including carpal tunnel surgery. The practice, which also includes a podiatrist, works with local athletic teams to care for sports-related injuries.

Orthopaedic & Spine Center (Newport News, Va.).
Orthopaedic & Spine Center includes 24 patient exam rooms, three X-ray suites that include fluoroscopy, a Lunar DPX Bone Densitometer Room, an MRI center and physical therapy services. Physicians at the practice have a professional interest in shoulder, spine, hand, knee, hip, foot and arthritis care. They perform several procedures, including total joint replacement, arthroscopic surgery, cervical disc arthroplasty and interventional pain management. This past summer, two physicians who were among the first in the state to perform outpatient total knee and hip replacement surgery.

OSM: The Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center (Trumball, Conn.). OSM was founded in 1994 by three orthopedic surgeons and has grown to include 13 providers and four physician assistants. The comprehensive musculoskeletal center provides diagnostic and treatment services for traumatic injuries, spine conditions and sports medicine. The practice includes physicians with special interest in total joint replacement, foot and ankle surgery and hand and wrist surgery. The practice also includes the OSM Therapy Center with physical, occupational and hand therapy services as well as aquatic therapy. The practice has five locations in Connecticut.

Proliance Surgeons (Seattle). Proliance Surgeons is one of the largest practices in the Seattle area and includes more than 160 surgeons and 30 offices throughout Washington. The orthopedic surgeons have special training in sports medicine, joint reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, spine surgery, fracture care and orthopedic trauma. Additional services include physical and occupational therapy and diagnostic imaging capabilities. The practice also incorporates general surgery and ear, nose and throat specialists and includes several ambulatory surgery centers.

Pro Sports Orthopedics (Brookline, Mass.).
With three locations around Massachusetts, Pro Sports Orthopedics offers a wide array of orthopedic services, such as in-office injections, casts, splints and fracture care. Practice physicians are subspecialized in arthroscopy, joint replacement and sports medicine. They have current and previous affiliations with high school, college and professional athletes, including members of the Boston Celtics and the 2000 U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Trials. Additionally, physicians are involved in research and publish articles in professional journals on topics such as computer assisted surgery, cartilage repair and complex ligament reconstruction.

Reno Orthopaedic Clinic (Reno, N.V.). Founded in 1958, Reno Orthopaedic Clinic now includes seven office locations around northern Nevada. At least one orthopedic physician is on call at the practice 24 hours a day year-round. The physicians have subspecialty training in spine, hand, total joint, foot and ankle, sports medicine and orthopedic trauma care. The practice offers onsite Computed Radiography and MRI diagnostic services as well as a physician owned surgery center. Physical therapy and hand therapy services are also available. In addition to providing care, the practice has interpretation services to translate for non-English speaking patients as well as a telecommunication device for the deaf.

Resurgens Orthopaedics (Atlanta).
Resurgens Orthopaedics, a comprehensive musculoskeletal center, includes the foot and ankle, hand, spine, joint and sports medicine centers. In addition to orthopedic care, the practice has diagnostic and rehabilitative services. The practice also offers the Resurgens Foot Orthotic Program and OrthoNow urgent care clinic. In addition to the 21 practice locations, Resurgens boasts six surgery centers. Many of the practice's orthopedic, spine and sports medicine physicians work with high-level athletes or serve as team physicians for local schools.

Rockford Orthopedic Associates (Rockford, Ill.).
Rockford Orthopaedic Associates features a clinic, rehabilitation center and surgery center. Practice physicians have subspecializations in a wide variety of areas, such as extremities, sports medicine, trauma and pediatrics. There are also ancillary services at the practice, including physical medicine and rehabilitation, prosthetics and orthotics, rehabilitation and diagnostic radiology. Practice physicians are focused on performing and participating in evidence-based medicine within the smaller clinical setting. The practice's research center has also been involved in Phase II-V studies on topics such as hip and knee devices and rheumatology.

Rothman Institute (Philadelphia). Rothman Institute was founded more than three decades ago by Richard H. Rothman, MD, with the goal of providing expert care and the most advanced medical technologies to patients. Today, the practice offers specialists in all areas of orthopedics in 13 office locations around Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Specialists at Rothman are credited with pioneering artificial disc replacement and performing a high volume of total ankle replacements in their region. Research and education is also emphasized among practice physicians, who study areas such as cartilage growth and preventative care. Surgeons at Rothman are affiliated with several professional sports teams, including the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles and Flyers hockey team.

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group (San Antonio).
The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group was established in 1947, and now features seven locations in San Antonio, with two including imaging centers and The Orthopaedic Therapy Institute. The board-certified physicians perform several services at the different institutes, such as The Arthritis and Joint Replacement Institute, The Sports Medicine Institute, The Foot and Ankle Institute, The Cartilage Repair Center of Texas, The Spine Institute and The Hand, Wrist and Upper Extremity Institute. The practice physicians are also affiliated with the Orthopaedic Surgery Center of San Antonio at The Orthopaedic Institute.

Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group (Santa Monica, Calif.).
Physicians at Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group are team physicians for the Los Angeles Galaxy and USA Chivas USA soccer teams. The practice has teamed up with athletic trainers, therapists, nutritionists and other specialists to form the Core Performance Center, aimed at returning all levels of athletes to play. The practice also features extremity and full body MRI as well as digital X-ray services. Practice physicians are involved in research and education through the Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group Research Foundation. The foundation includes a fellowship program and has participated in the ACL Prevention Project.

St. Louis Orthopedic Institute (St. Louis).
St. Louis Orthopedic Institute was founded in 1963 and currently includes two office locations in St. Louis. The physicians have subspecializations in spine, shoulder, extremities, hip and knee care. They are able to perform minimally invasive surgical techniques. The practice also features physical medicine and rehabilitation professionals. Additional services include medical acupuncture, MRI and X-ray capabilities. The physicians are team physicians for a local high school and many belong to professional societies.

The Steadman Clinic (Vail, Colo.). The Steadman Clinic physicians are experienced in treating all types of patients, including professional athletes. The physicians have a subspecialty in hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, extremities and spine surgery. They believe the rehabilitation process, whether after or in lieu of surgery, is important and specialists work with the patient to customize rehabilitation programs. The clinic's co-founder, Richard Steadman, MD, and has contributed to the development of several treatments for knee disorders, and Marc Philippon, MD, has developed new surgical techniques for sports-related hip injuries. The practice is closely aligned with the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, which promotes research on treatment and prevention of sports medicine injuries.

Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas (Greenville, S.C.). Founded by Richard Hawkins, MD, formerly of Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo., Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas has seven locations around South Carolina. Practice services include pediatric orthopedics, spine care, orthopedic oncology and sports medicine. Proaxis physical therapy, nutrition science, athletic training and sports performance are also available at the practice. Practice physicians also have access to the Orthopaedic Research Foundation of the Carolinas to conduct orthopedic and sports medicine research. They are also committed to physician education, offering sports medicine, primary care sports medicine and total joint fellowships.

Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic (Tallahassee, Fla.). Tallahassee Orthopaedic Clinic was founded in 1972 and is one of the first medical practices in northern Florida specializing in orthopedics. The practice has grown to include physicians subspecializing in sports medicine, pediatric orthopedics, joint replacement, spine surgery, trauma and extremities care. The practice offers an MRI division, orthotics, physical therapy and partnered with the Hospital Corporation of America on an outpatient surgical center. Practice physicians provide voluntary sports coverage at high school and junior college events and established the Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic Foundation devoted to the education and research of the health and well-being of athletes.

Texas Healthcare Bone & Joint Clinic (Fort Worth, Texas). Physicians at the Texas Healthcare Bone & Joint Clinic offer several different types of services, including spine, extremities and sports medicine care. Additionally, the practice features onsite physical therapy, custom foot orthotics and bracing, splinting and casting supplies. The practice also includes athletic training and off-site imaging services. Practice physicians also team physicians for Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

Towson Orthopaedic Associates (Towson, Md.). Towson Orthopaedic Associates includes seven offices around Maryland, along with orthotic and sports medicine centers. Practice physicians offer hand, foot, sports medicine, joint replacement and spine care services. Additional services include the Osteoporosis Center, which has diagnostic imaging, nutritional guidance and support and physical and occupational therapy services. The Towson Sports Medicine Center offers a comprehensive rehabilitation program for post-surgical patients. In addition to serving patients, the practice supports the Maryland Spinal Reconstructive Fellowship, which has graduated leaders of spine surgery around the world.

Twin Cities Orthopaedics (Minneapolis).
Twin Cities Orthopaedics provides diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and injury prevention services to patients at 30 clinics located throughout the Twin Cities. Practice physicians focus on joint replacement, hand and wrist care, foot and ankle care, orthopedic oncology and sports medicine. Ancillary services at the practice include MRI scans (available at nine locations), MedX Neck & Back Rehabilitation, physical therapy, hand therapy and prosthetics and orthotics services. The practice physicians have access to same day surgery centers and hold an orthopedic and sports medicine acute injury walk-in clinic at the Edina location.

UB Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (Williamsville, N.Y.).
Physicians at UB Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine are team physicians for the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bandits professional athletic teams as well as several local collegiate teams. Practice specialists see patients at 18 locations around New York, which include the Cartilage Restoration Center, Concussion Clinic, Spine Center, Foot and Ankle Center and physical therapy centers. One location also features The Bone Evaluation & Treatment Center to assess bone mineral density. Practice physicians are interested in providing treatment with the latest technology, such as computer assisted navigation and robotics.

University Orthopaedic Associates (New Brunswick, N.J.).
Fellowship trained foot and ankle, spine, sports medicine, upper extremity trauma and general orthopedic surgeons make up University Orthopaedic Associates. Ancillary services at the practice include physical and hand therapy, radiological services and osteoporosis screening. Select practice physicians participate as principle investigators for researching treatment protocol, including cartilage autograft implantation, ACL revision and fixation using alternative implants for the treatment of hip fractures. Physicians also offer platelet-rich plasma injections. The practice features five locations around New Jersey.

UPMC Sports Medicine (Pittsburgh).
Physicians at UPMC Sports Medicine are the official sports medicine providers for professional Pittsburgh teams, including the Steelers, Panthers and Penguins. Board certified physical therapists, sports performance specialists, athletic trainers and other specialists also pitch in to provide comprehensive care. In addition to providing orthopedic and sports medicine care, practice specialists are focused on conducting research to develop methods for treating and preventing sports-related injuries and diseases. The practice participates in the STOP Sports Injuries national campaign focused on preventing youth sports injuries, and UPMC sports concussion researchers oversee the neuropsychological testing programs for the National Football League, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball.

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