To our community members and patients: Our phone lines have been restored as of Friday, 10/7. Patients may call our main number for all appointments and inquiries: 239-334-7000. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this incredibly difficult time.

Getting Back to 
Your Best Self

We pledge to be an active and responsible influence in our community and our neighborhood. Above all, we will treat our patients the way we would want our own family to be treated – with dignity, respect, compassion, honesty and integrity.


    Experienced Orthopedic Specialists in Fort Myers

    At Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida, we provide treatment for orthopedic conditions in every area of the body. When you arrive for your appointment, you will be paired with a physician who specializes in the specific part of the body where you are experiencing discomfort.

    Joint and muscle pains can be caused by many different types of conditions. To learn more about what might be causing your discomfort, visit the most relevant link:

    We always prioritize conservative, noninvasive treatments over surgery. Our treatments include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and injections. Contact us today to request an appointment with a Florida orthopedic specialist.

    The Care You Need
    Under One Roof

    • Foot & Ankle

      Foot & Ankle

      Foot and ankle pain can be debilitating and potentially lead to knee, spine, and even hip pain. Our specialists will help diagnose the issue and work tirelessly to find nonsurgical therapies to restore comfort and function. We can help manage or treat a variety of foot and ankle issues, such as sprains, osteoarthritis, stress fractures, tendon ruptures, and Achilles tendinitis.

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    • Hand


      Any issue, whether degenerative or traumatic, with your hands can potentially impact both your quality of life as well as your livelihood. Our team provides compassionate care to diagnose and treat all problems related to the structure and function of the hand.

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    • Wrist & Elbow

      Wrist & Elbow

      Issues like strains, trapped nerves, repetitive stress, arthritis, and fractures can massively affect the function of your wrists or elbows. Our specialists work hard to find nonsurgical, conservative treatments, such as medication, splints, physical therapy, and injections to help.

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    • Hip


      At the Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida, we offer physical therapy, steroid injections, anti-inflammatory medications, as well as hip replacement surgery to help restore your function and comfort. With hip replacement surgery being one of the most successful surgeries, most patients find dramatic improvement.

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    • Knee


      Knee pain can occur due to traumatic injury, arthritis, or overuse tendinitis or bursitis. Often accompanied by stiffness, limping, swelling, and an inability to bend or extend your knee, knee pain can bring day-to-day activities to a screeching halt. Our orthopedic specialists are here to reduce pain and improve function, and we offer both non-surgical and knee replacement treatments.

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    • Shoulder


      Our specialists are here to help treat shoulder pain caused by either traumatic injury, degenerative disease, or general wear and tear. We prioritize conservative treatments like physical therapy and rehabilitation whenever possible and offer rotator cuff, shoulder joint replacement, and reverse total shoulder replacement surgeries when conservative measures are ineffective.

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    • Spine


      Spinal issues can be caused by a variety of stresses, including acute pain from an accident or a gradually worsening soreness from repetitive strain. No matter what the cause, it is important you promptly treat issues with the spine, as they could get worse and cause additional issues in the hips, legs, or neck. Our orthopedic specialists are dedicated to finding a treatment plan that works for your specific circumstances.

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    • Trauma


      Traumatic injuries demand expert care; their treatment requires highly specialized training of the physician. The Orthopedic Trauma Center at Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida provides this type of care. We have the experience needed to manage traumatic musculoskeletal injury and we understand the effects it can have on your life. Our Trauma patients receive comprehensive fracture and traumatic musculoskeletal injury care, so that they can return to functional and productive lifestyles.

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    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

      Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

      The goal of rehabilitation is to decrease pain and enhance performance without surgery and to help the patient return to and maintain a high level of function. Pain medications are used to help bring severe pain under control in order for the patient to participate in rehabilitation.

      Collaborating with a team of medical professionals, including neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, and physical therapists, to coordinate care, Dr. Tafel will look at the “big picture,” treating the whole person, to improve function, mobility, and the activities of daily living.

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    Find the information you need right here. Access our online resources and learn about what your first visit to our practice will entail. Our Florida orthopedic specialists look forward to caring for you!

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