Here are five orthopedic practices to know:
- UCF Lake Nona Medical Center (Orlando): The Lake Nona Medical Center is a $175 million facility with inpatient and outpatient spine and orthopedic surgery that opened March 2021. The academic hospital is a partnership between the University of Central Florida in Orlando and HCA's North Florida Division.
- Beacon Orthopedics & Sports Medicine (Erlanger, Ky.): John Larkin, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at the practice, was the first surgeon worldwide to complete a knee replacement operation using Zimmer Biomet's Persona IQ implant in February 2022.
- OrthoLazer Orthopedic Laser Centers (Rochester, N.Y.): This practice uses MLS M8 Robotic Laser technology, which provides noninvasive and automated treatment for orthopedic injuries and inflammation. Scott Sigman, MD, a surgeon at the center, has shared with Becker's how his experience as a volunteer surgeon in Honduras has shaped him as a provider.
- Erlanger Orthopaedic Institute (Chattanooga, Tenn.): Erlanger was the first system in the state to receive an orthopedic Center of Excellence designation from DNV for its advanced certification in at least three orthopedic programs.