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OrthopedicsSurgical and Nonsurgical Joint Treatment

When hips, knees, shoulders and spines sustain disabling injuries or wear out over time, Sarasota Memorial’s Total Joint Center offers the latest surgical and nonsurgical treatments to repair and rebuild the body’s intricate joints. Our 36-bed Orthopedics Unit offers spacious private rooms that are healing and high-tech, with many of the comforts of home, including flat-screen TVs, free wireless Internet access and a private alcove for overnight guests.

Our Team
Our team of Orthopedic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Orthopedic Nurses, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Pain Management Specialists, Case Managers and Care Navigators work together seamlessly to ensure the best surgical outcomes and rehabilitation. Many of our physicians have come to us from the best teaching hospitals in the nation. Collectively, they perform more than 4,500 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical procedures annually and provide specialized rehabilitation to more than 10,000 people each year.

Our superior patient outcomes and quality rankings consistently place us among America’s best hospitals. Our surgeons are recognized nationally for their expertise in joint replacements, complex joint revisions, and minimally invasive surgeries for hips, knees, spines, shoulders and other joints. Our nurses have earned Magnet Recognition, the nation's highest honor for excellence in nursing.

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Our Orthopedic specialties include:

  • Comprehensive total hip, knee and shoulder joint replacement
  • Anterior Supine Intermuscular (ASI) hip replacement
  • Revision (corrective) surgery of old joint replacements
  • Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Outpatient physical, occupational and rehabilitative therapy
  • Home health care - at home and in assisted living facilities
  • Spine surgery (scoliosis, stenosis, spinal fusion, lumbar laminectomy and cervical fusion/laminectomy)
  • Orthopedic oncology
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Sports medicine
  • Pre-operative education and follow-up care


If surgery is necessary, Sarasota Memorial offers pre-operative education classes for people undergoing spine surgery or joint surgery. The pre-operative classes help you understand what to expect before, during, and after your surgery. 

Spine classes are offered 9-11 am every Thursday in the community classroom (second floor of main hospital, near C elevators). No reservations are necessary. For more information, call 941-917-7668  or click here for an information flyer.  

Total joint classes (for hip, knee or shoulder surgery) are held Monday and Wednesday 9-11 am in two locations. For locations and information, call 941-917-4047. If unable to attend our total joint class, please watch our education video below. We also offer a discharge video that you can watch.

Total Joint Pre-Operative Class
Total Joint Discharge Class

Information & Referrals
For a referral to one of Sarasota Memorial's orthopedic surgeons, please call our HealthLine at 941-917-7777. For non-urgent questions, please call our Orthopedic Nurse Navigator at 941-917-7356 (weekdays during normal business hours).

Quality Care
Sarasota Memorial has achieved recognition as a Center of Distinction from Blue Cross and Blue Shield for Knee and Hip Replacement and Spine Surgery, and from Cigna for Spinal Fusion.