Orthopedic Services in Winter Haven, Florida

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The Winter Haven Hospital orthopedic program is designed to help patients achieve the highest level of function possible through state-of-the-art technology, an experienced team of physicians and therapists, and personalized treatment protocols from pre-surgical testing to rehabilitation.

Total Joint Replacement Program

Our total joint replacement program includes board-certified surgeons, a newly-renovated recovery unit with private patient rooms in a calming environment, in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation services, and patient-centered education. Our patient care team, including joint replacement program medical director Samuel Messieh, MD, focuses on quality, compassionate care and smooth recoveries.

For more information about the joint replacement program contact our nurse navigator at (863) 297-1808.

Orthopedic Services

Winter Haven Hospital’s orthopedic services include a wide range of surgical and nonsurgical options to help improve mobility and treat a number of issues, including:

  • Fractures 
  • Arthritis and osteoarthritis 
  • ACL injuries
  • Neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain 
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Shoulder pain

Patient and Caregiver Education

Prior to surgery, a free total joint replacement class is offered for patients and their families to increase their knowledge of total joint replacement, prepare for surgery and learn about the recovery process. This class is offered the first and third Tuesdays of the month, from 12:30 to 2pm. Registration for this class is required.

Following joint replacement surgery and prior to discharge from the hospital, family members and caregivers of patients are invited to attend a free class to review key items to guide patients through the recovery process. Caregivers are encouraged to attend this class during their friend or loved one’s hospital stay. This class is offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday from 9 to 10:30am. Registration for this class is not required.

For more information about the classes above or to register for the free total joint replacement class, contact our nurse navigator:
(863) 297-1808

Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation

Winter Haven Hospital’s Joy-Fuller Rehabilitation Center is a 24-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). It is the only CARF-accredited inpatient rehabilitation program in Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties. CARF accreditation signifies our commitment to continually improving services and raising the standard of quality patient care. The Joy-Fuller Rehabilitation Center is dedicated to restoring persons with rehabilitation potential to the highest level of functioning possible, following illness or injury.

Winter Haven Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Center offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and neuropsychological services for persons with sports injuries, musculoskeletal injuries or dysfunction, postsurgical orthopedic limitations, pelvic floor disorders, neurological conditions, cognitive deficits, swallowing and voice dysfunction, spinal cord injuries, emotional/behavioral problems associated with a medical condition, and other diagnoses which could benefit from therapy. The Outpatient Rehabilitation Center is also CARF-accredited. A referral/prescription from a Florida-licensed physician is required for treatment to begin.

For more information or a physician referral, call (855) 546-6297 or find a doctor near you. 

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