Specialists in Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Florida diagnose and treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves) in adults. Staff members have extensive training and experience in hand surgery, joint replacement, bone and soft-tissue tumors, sports medicine and foot and ankle problems.

Orthopedic specialists work closely with other specialists at Mayo Clinic to ensure that your problem is thoroughly evaluated. Recent existing X-ray films are used for evaluation unless a different view or resolution is needed, and only those tests necessary for surgery are ordered.

At the end of your visit, your orthopedic surgeon will discuss findings and options for treatment. Surgery is usually one of several options. Mayo Clinic doctors use minimally invasive procedures whenever possible to reduce pain and speed recovery.

A summary of your care can be sent to the doctor who provides your ongoing care.