Our Services 

Foot and Ankle

The St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute provides operative and nonoperative care for foot and ankle disorders.  We treat most acute and chronic conditions of the foot and ankle, offering state-of-the-art options for simple and complicated disorders. We are one of the few providers in our region that offers total ankle replacement as an alternative treatment for degenerative arthritis of the ankle.   

Conditions treated include but are not limited to:

  • Ankle Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Bunions
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis 
  • Heel Pain 
  • Achilles Disorders 
  • Tendon Injuries 
  • Total Ankle Replacement 

Hand, Wrist & Elbow 

The St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute provides comprehensive treatment for patients with conditions affecting the hand, wrist or elbow. 

We treat most acute and chronic conditions of the hand and wrist and offer state-of-the-art options for simple and complicated disorders including endoscopic carpal tunnel release, reconstructive surgery of the hand for arthritis, nerve repair, trigger finger release, and repairs of the hand or wrist after sports injuries or falls.

  • Joint replacement
  • Thumb arthroplasty / arthritis
  • Fusions for arthritis
  • Nerve repair
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendon replair
  • Tendon transfers
  • Minimally invasive carpal tunnel release / endoscopic
  • Cubital tunnel release
  • Wrist, hand and finger fractures
  • Ligament reconstruction of the wrist
  • Ligament reconstruction of the thumb
  • De Quervain's tenosynovitis
  • Lateral epicondylitis
  • Amputation 
  • Mallet finger
  • Trigger finger and trigger thumb
  • DRUJ arthritis
  • Contractures
  • Wrist and finger dislocations

Knee & Hip 

The St. Francis Orthopaedic Institure offers many treatments for the more than 100 different arthritic conditions. Our highly experienced surgeons provide operative and nonoperative care for the arthritic joints of the upper and lower extremities. Our nonoperative treatment consists of bracing, medications and intraarticular injections, such as hyaluronate acid.

  • ACL/PCL injuries
  • Chondrocyte implantation
  • Degenerative disease of the hip and knee
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Meniscal tears
  • Patellar dislocation
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Total hip arthroplasty
  • Total knee arthroplasty
  • Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty


The St. Francis Orthopaedic Institure provides patients with comprehensive evaluation and management of all shoulder and elbow conditions. Our surgeons are regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized leaders and experts in shoulder surgery. 

  • Acromioclavicular joint dislocations
  • Adhesive capsulitis and frozen shoulder
  • Biceps tendon lesions
  • Glenolabral injuries
  • Muscle transfers for soft tissue deficiency
  • Neurologic lesions involving the shoulder girdle
  • Occupational injuries of the shoulder
  • Proximal humeral, clavicular, and scapular fractures
  • Rotator cuff lesions
  • Shoulder arthroplasty and joint replacement
  • Shoulder reconstructive surgery
  • Shoulder tumor surgery
  • Sports-related injuries of the shoulder

Joint Replacement

The St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute offers operative and nonoperative care for more than 100 different arthritic conditions of the upper and lower extremities. Our nonoperative treatment consists of bracing, medications and intraarticular injections, such as hyaluronate acid. When indicated, we can treat arthritis through surgery ranging from arthroscopy to osteochondral allograft transplant, to osteotomy and to total joint replacement.

Over the past four decades, total joint replacement has evolved into a highly successful operative treatment for arthritis. Our surgeons are well trained in primary and revision arthroplasty of the upper and lower extremities. In addition, we offer less-common joint arthroplasty procedures, including unicompartmental knee replacement, patellofemoral arthroplasty, hip-joint resurfacing and computer-assisted surgery.

Patient education is a key to successful surgical outcome. We have developed joint education classes that patients attend before surgery.  The classes fully inform the patient and his or her family about everything that will occur while in the hospital. During the classes, patients also complete a thorough preoperative workup and evaluation.

Our team focuses on helping the patient control pain during his or her hospitalization, mobilize the day of surgery, participate in more aggressive physical therapy, and discharge to home or a rehabilitation facility two or three days after surgery. After surgery, patients are transferred to a dedicated orthopaedic floor that caters to their needs. All of the nurses are well trained, highly motivated, and eager to provide top-of-the-line care. The surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, and case managers work as a team to improve the care and provide outstanding surgical outcomes to our patients.

Adult Reconstruction  

The surgeons at the St. Francis Adult Reconstruction Center comprehensively treat patients with traumatic injuries. Our staff includes fellowship-trained trauma specialists and a dedicated team of rehabilitation providers, nurses and technicians.

  • Chroni fractures
  • Posttraumatic deformities
  • Posttraumatic arthritis

Sports Medicine

The St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute, provides a comprehensive sports medicine program, offering the finest evaluation and management strategies to active patients of all ages and activity and skill levels. Through a multidisciplinary approach, we care for all athletic injuries in recreational and competitive athletes and strive to restore their active lifestyles.

The Sports Medicine Center is a referral center serving the southeastern United States. We routinely treat recreational, amateur and professional athletes and nonathletes with simple and complex upper and lower extremity musculoskeletal injuries.

Our physicians are well trained in, but not limited to, procedures, such as:

  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs
  • Arthroscopic treatment of shoulder instability
  • Arthroscopic treatment of the elbow, hip, foot, and ankle
  • Arthroscopic knee reconstructions

Caring for the Student-Athlete:  St. Anne-Pacelli School & Brookstone School

Athletic trainers at the Orthopaedic Institute offer health care services to the athletes of St. Anne-Pacelli School and Brookstone School. They attend practices and games, providing immediate and appropriate care when an athlete is injured. To minimize the time lost from sport participation, they can coordinate the injured athlete's examination by a physician of the Orthopaedic Institute. The athletic trainers often collaborate with team physicians at games and pre-participation physical evaluations. Together, they strive to prevent and care for athletic injuries.