The complex system we treat includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. It allows you to move, work, and participate in everyday life as well as sports and physical activities.
The most common disorders and diseases treated at TOC are fractures, dislocations, and arthritis. Our talented physicians will provide you with a timely consultation, perform a physical evaluation, and direct your program of care. TOC physicians will plan and establish your treatment plan, advise you on medical therapy and schedule surgery where necessary.break; case "treatment": ?>
Orthopedic patients have benefited from technological advances such as joint replacement and the arthroscope that allows the orthopedist to look inside a joint. Your visit will start with a personal interview and physical examination and evaluation. This may be followed by diagnostic tests such as blood tests, X-rays, or other tests.
Your treatment may involve medical counseling, medication, casts, splints, and therapies such as exercise, or surgery. For most orthopedic diseases and injuries, there is more than one form of treatment. Your orthopedist will discuss your treatment options with you and help you select the best treatment plan to enable you to regain an active and functional life.break; case "orthopedists": ?>
Our orthopedic staff administers care for special afflictions of the many regions of the musculoskeletal system.
Our orthopedists will:
- Evaluate and diagnose your injury or disorder
- Prescribe treatment with medication, exercise, surgery or other course of treatment
- Recommend rehabilitation such as exercises or physical therapy to restore movement, strength, and function
- Provide you with information and treatment plans to prevent injury or slow the progression of disease
We strive to provide you with a clear explanation of your orthopedic problems as well as your treatment options. We believe in providing our patients with as much information regarding their health as possible and encourage our patients to ask questions. By helping our patients understand their orthopedic condition and the treatment they will be receiving, we help our patients feel confident about their care and health. At TOC, we have an advantageous proximity to independent medical units and are able to offer you access to these resources.
We know that in order to provide our patients with the finest orthopedic care, we need the help of the best doctors in every field of orthopedics. We have actively sought the very best in every specialty in order to meet the orthopedic needs of the community.
- A traditional symbol of orthopedics is the bent tree that has been braced to make it grow straight. In fact, orthopedic medicine began with specialists treating children suffering from spine and limb deformities. The Greek roots of the word ‘orthopedics’ are ortho (straight) and pais (child). Early orthopedists often used braces or other forms of treatment to make the child ‘straight.’
- TOC physicians are team doctors for Florida State University, Florida A&M University, three community colleges, and approximately 45 area high schools.
The Bare Bones of Our Business
Orthopedic medicine is devoted to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of the skeletal system, including its joints, muscles, tendons and associated structures. Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic (TOC) is committed to helping you achieve and maintain optimal bone, joint, and muscle health and movement as quickly as possible.
When it comes to the field of orthopedic medicine, TOC is Northwest Florida’s largest and most experienced group. Known throughout the United States by star athletes, this fellowship-trained 18-member physician alliance is the only place to turn to when suffering from a musculoskeletal injury or disease. One of the greatest assets of TOC is that it sits right in your own back yard.
When you’re in pain, the last thing you want to do is drive all over town to be examined, diagnosed, and treated in different facilities. At TOC, patients in Northwest Florida and South Georgia get exceptional care from physicians trained in the widest range of orthopedic subspecialties.
And, TOC has gone to great lengths to provide all necessary orthopedic care under one roof. Within one building a patient can see a world-class physician, get a brace or prosthetic if needed, have an MRI study, or outpatient surgery if necessary and receive physical therapy to help speed their recovery time.break; } ?>