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Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic Surgeon in Fort Myers, and Port Charlotte, FL

Are you experiencing pain or injury in your joints, muscles, bones, and ligaments, or any discomfort in your body’s movement, such as difficulty walking or standing? Orthopedic surgeons are available at Florida Hand Center at two convenient locations in Fort Myers, and Port Charlotte, FL. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online.

Orthopedic Surgeon Near Me in Fort Myers, and Port Charlotte, FL
Orthopedic Surgeon Near Me in Fort Myers, and Port Charlotte, FL

Table of Contents:

What Is an Orthopedic Surgeon?
What to Expect at the Orthopedic Surgeon?
What Does an Orthopedic Surgeon Treat?
Why Choose an Orthopedic Surgeon?

Come experience excellence with the Florida Hand Center. Our team of seasoned professionals specialize in the prompt diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of hand and arm conditions. Decades of hands-on medical training and experience make us Florida’s trusted leader in orthopedic treatment.

What Is an Orthopedic Surgeon?

Orthopedic surgeons are experienced doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of conditions relating to the musculoskeletal system. This includes any affected joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves, muscles, or bones. They help provide surgical and non-surgical relief to those experiencing short or long-term hand pain and utilize medical rehabilitation methods to return functionality to the patients in their care.

Some orthopedic surgeons choose to practice general orthopedic surgery, meaning that they’re capable of diagnosing and treating a wide array of physical conditions effecting different areas.

Other orthopedic surgeons choose to specialize in specific regions of the body, allowing them a more complete and comprehensive understanding of those areas. For example, some surgeons may choose to specialize in injuries affecting the spine.

Whether they’re generalists or specialists, all reputable surgeons will work along side a team of nurses, medical aides, occupational hand therapists, patient and scheduling coordinators, and insurance specialists to ensure a relaxing and professional experience from beginning to end.

What to Expect at the Orthopedic Surgeon?

Orthopedic surgeons will ask you to provide a detailed medical history, as well as explain any new or re-occurring symptoms that you’ve experienced. They’ll often run a series of physical baseline tests and may ask you to go in for additional imaging (X-rays, MRIs, CT-Scans, etc).

They often operate their practices in state-of-the-art facilities and have extensive knowledge about diagnosing a large variety of medical issues.

An orthopedic surgeon will utilize their extensive knowledge to offer patients the best treatment to best suit their diagnosis. This includes minimally invasive treatments, surgical and non-surgical options, and progressive therapies.

Reputable orthopedic surgeons will seek continued excellence and improvement for an experience that their patients can rely on.

What Does an Orthopedic Surgeon Treat?

Orthopedic surgeons provide surgical and non-surgical treatment options for those suffering from a wide array of acute, chronic, and degenerative musculoskeletal problems. This may include dislocated joints, tendon issues, tendonitis, ligament damage, localized pain, and arthritis.

Some less commonly known issues that orthopedic surgeons treat are:

– Bone tumors
– Carpal tunnel, hand arthritis and hand injuries
– Club foot,
– Bowlegs
– Limb lengthening
– Achilles injuries
– Bunions
– Hip dysplasia
– Foot and ankle injuries
– Hand and arm injuries
– Osteoporosis
– Sports injuries

Orthopedic surgeons are skilled at diagnosing and treating a variety of medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal regions of the body. However, due to the vast number of areas these problems can affect, most orthopedic surgeons choose to specialize in certain regions to provide a more comprehensive level of care.

Why Choose an Orthopedic Surgeon?

Orthopedic surgeons are musculoskeletal experts which gives them a level of specialized knowledge that your general practitioner may not have. With over 14 years of formal and practical education, they can treat a wide range of common and rare orthopedic conditions that effect patients of all ages.

Board-certified orthopedic surgeons are required to retain their certification by continuously growing their pool of knowledge via their attendance at educational programs. They are also required to demonstrate their expertise on an ongoing basis to confirm that their skills, both verbal and surgical, continue to be executed at a high level.

Orthopedic surgeons dedicate their lives life to helping patients understand what’s causing their discomfort and introducing them to the methods that will alleviate it. They are passionate about helping patients obtain a high quality of life.

At the Florida Hand Center, Dr. Helgemo and Dr. Olarte lead the practice as top orthopedic surgeons that offer decades of orthopedic and surgical experience. They have been been successful in ensuring positive results to over 96% of their surveyed patients, providing treatment plans to those suffering with debilitating hand and arm pain.

For more information about any of our services or to schedule an appointment with our specialists, call our office today.

We serve patients from Port Charlotte FL, Fort Myers FL, Punta Gorda FL, Cape Coral FL, Estero FL, Lake Suzy FL, Murdock FL, Charlotte Harbor FL, Harbour Heights FL, and Solana FL and surrounding areas.


Locations - Florida Hand Center in Fort Myers, FL and Port Charlotte, FL

Port Charlotte

  • 18344 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
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Fort Myers

  • 13710 Metropolis Ave. Suite 103, Fort Myers, FL 33912
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