Orthopaedic or Ortho Specialist/Surgeon



Ortho Specialists and orthopedist doctor in scrubs and reading and X-ray Image of an Orthopedic or Orthopaedic Surgeon

Ortho Specialists

Which is the correct way to spell orthopaedic/orthopedic? The quick answer is the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute uses the original "orthopaedic" spelling because it was widely accepted in most Universities and higher education institutions.  Often I am asked, what does orthopedic or orthopaedic mean and what is the orthopedic definition? Orthopaedic is derived from the Greek word "orthos" which is straight and "paideion" which is child.  The word "orthopedic" evolved as a common use of the word in the United States. So, either way you spell it is acceptable!

Orthopaedic Physicians or Orthopedist Doctor

Orthopaedics (or orthopedics) is the line of surgery and treatment involving the musculoskeletal system, and can entail degenerative conditions, trauma, sports injury, tumors, and congenital issues.  The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute has ortho specialists who treat a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions.  Our team of over 30 orthopedic surgeons have surgical privileges at all of the Baptist Health hospitals and Emergency Rooms.

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JOI Orthopedic Specialists Continue to Offer Telemedicine or Virtual Visits

When you have an injury that is keeping you from being able to do what you want to do in life, turn to the name you can trust with Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute. With over 30 experienced ortho specialists, and board certified physicians across seven offices in the Jacksonville area, we have an orthopedic doctor near you to help get you back in the game of life. Come see our team of physicians at JOI and let Northeast Florida's most trusted orthopedic specialists in the area help you find the answers. Our orthopedic specialists will do everything we can to help get you feeling better again. JOI has a comprehensive conservative approach to the treatment of the Back & Neck, Elbow, Foot & Ankle, Hand & Wrist, Hip, Joint Replacement, Knee, Internal Medicine and Shoulder.  JOI has ortho specialists at offices located in Fleming Island, Fernandina Beach, San Marco, Riverside, University (Southside), Beaches and South Jacksonville. 

JOI Rehab

The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute also has 12 Physical Therapy clinics located throughout the North Florida Region.  JOI Rehab Clinicians can treat a variety of orthopedic/orthopedic conditions.  For appointments for JOI Rehab, please call 904-858-7045.  Our physical and occupational therapists specialize in the treatment of orthopedic and Sports Medicine conditions.  JOI employs the most Certified Hand Specialists (CHT) and Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) in the North Florida Area.  Our clinicians work closely with our physicians to ensure that every patient has the best outcome.  JOI has developed very specific treatment pre-operative and post-operative protocols.  JOI remains the leader in innovative procedures and cutting edge technology.  To learn more about Telemedicine or Virtual Visits at JOI, please go to: Telemedicine or call 904-JOI-2000.

If you want to learn more about the orthopaedic/orthopedic conditions that the ortho specialists at JOI can treat, simply go to JOI.NET or call 904-JOI-2000 or click the book appointment below. 

By: Jon Stiffler PTA, C-PS, CPT - Sports Center Site Coordinator


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