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Patient Care

The University of Florida Health System is accelerating the pace of clinical innovation and integrated patient care in orthopaedics, sports medicine and rehabilitation. By delivering the latest specialized clinical and diagnostic services our musculoskeletal services are unrivaled. Our regional network of coordinated locations and services, anchored by our ‘medical campus’ in Gainesville, Florida allows for rapid patient scheduling, diagnosis, and care.

Last year, patients from the majority of our nation’s states, multiple foreign countries, and every county in Florida sought specialized treatment at our flagship campus.

This commitment to excellence in patient health, innovative services, and educating tomorrow’s doctors has earned us numerous national healthcare accolades.


Health Impact

  • 50,000+ patients per year
  • 50 orthopaedic clinical staff
  • 20+ leading orthopaedic surgeons and physicians
  • Frequently honored with national recognition as the Best Doctors, Best Orthopaedic Program and Best Hospital


The Shands Radiology department is leading the way by bringing imaging excellence into the community. UF radiologists employ our state-of-the-art imaging equipment and highly experienced technologists deliver premier quality images and interpretations to your physician.

Services available at this location are: CT (computed temography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans, fluoroscopy for diagnosis and pain therapy, and diagnostic digital x-rays.

Shands Rehabilitation Center

Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, and Aquatic Therapy

Shands Rehab is dedicated to providing excellent patient care through comprehensive rehabilitation programs. We create a safe and comfortable environment that empowers individuals to manage their care independently, return to a functional lifestyle and improve their quality of life.

Services Include:

  • Area dedicated to running, jumping, throwing evaluation and exercise
  • Ferno hydrotherapy pool and underwater treadmill and swim jets
  • Quantum strength equipment
  • Biodex testing equipment

Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

Hand therapy is the specialized treatment of impairments and dysfunction of the hand and upper extremity. Hand therapists are trained and certified in physiotherapy or occupational therapy. As they work one-on-one with patients, they formulate a plan for therapy and design and fabricate custom splints and braces.

Shands Rehab Center’s team includes certified hand therapists and occupational and physical therapists in conjunction with UF’s team of hand and upper extremity orthopaedic surgeons. Evaluation and treatment is provided for both conservative and post-operative injuries.

Common Diagnoses Managed by Hand Therapist Include:

  • Fractures
  • Tendon injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Amputations
  • Nerve injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tumors or cysts
  • Arthritis
  • Burns
  • Rotator cuff injuries