About Us

The Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute is conducting telehealth visits if you prefer to be seen from the comfort of home, and they are also conducting in-person visits when appropriate.  Contact your physician to determine what is best for you.

Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery

The Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute has you covered from head to toe.

We specialize in:

Our surgeons have trained at some of the finest institutions around the country. Our team of physicians, nurses, therapists and staff are committed to providing compassionate care and utilizing cutting-edge technology and treatments. Our mission is to provide the highest quality patient care to you and your loved ones, becoming your trusted health partner for life.

Defining Orthopedics

Holy Cross Health has been a regional leader in orthopedic innovation for more than 25 years. Consistently recognized for our award-winning care, we remain committed to providing the best orthopedic care in South Florida.

We are: 

  • rated by US News and World Report as High Performing in Knee Replacement and Hip Replacement  (2011-2023-24)
  • a Top 5 Shoulder Arthroplasty Hospital (ONN 2022), marking our fourth consecutive year in the top 10
  • passing on our passion for orthopedic education and excellence through our fellowship program and annual Orthopedic Innovation Symposium, national and international presentations on research and instructional course lectures
  • committed to finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat orthopedic conditions and helping to introduce a number of innovations through our Orthopedic Research Institute
  • the publishers of  more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles since 2014, with over 50 in just the past 4 years -- plus 16 book chapters since 2014
  • recent research award recipients:
    • 2021 Richard J. Hawkins, MD, Award (ASES Fellow Research Award) -- awarded to Andrew Boltuch, DO
    • 2021 Florida Orthopaedic Society -- 1st Place Poster; 2nd Place Fellowship Research Award
  • participants in FDA orthopedic trials, including:
    • InSpace Balloon -- recent FDA Approval;  unique device for massive irreparable rotator cuff tears
    • OrthoFix -- Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) study (in progress) to improve rotator cuff healing
    • Biomet Nano Stemless Shoulder -- FDA Approval as 2nd stemless shoulder arthroplasty
    • Pyrolytic Carbon Hemiarthroplasty -- still in FDA Review; first alternative bearing surface shoulder replacement

In addition, many of us are thought leaders in our fields, key opinion leaders for industry and designers of innovative medical devices.

Did You Know?

The Holy Cross Hospital orthopedic team was the first in the world to use MAKOplasty® for partial knee resurfacing and more recently the first to use MAKOplasty® in South Florida for total hip replacement.

We are pioneers in the use of Orthosensor's VERASENSE in sensor-assisted knee replacement surgery and Tenex Health's percutaneous tenotomy technology, Holy Cross Health also was first to have a shoulder and elbow fellowship, illustrating its strong commitment to education.

Holy Cross surgeons serve on design teams for the latest knee and shoulder implants, again solidifying our commitment to innovation. We were also the first in the nation to utilize Match PointTM in reverse shoulder replacement surgery, for a more precise implantation and faster recovery.

Well-versed in the latest technologies and biomaterials utilized in joint replacement surgery, we are proud to be one of the largest joint replacement providers in Florida.

If an orthopedic problem is related to other conditions, such as osteoporosis or rheumatoid arthritis, we provide a full range of services and utilize a team approach ensuring that other specialists are called in to meet patient needs. This tradition of teamwork is one reason that the Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute has a reputation for quality care, and diagnostic and surgical excellence.

We define private academics. We define thought leadership. We define orthopedic innovation. 

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Global Health 

At Holy Cross, we have broken down geographic barriers to quality healthcare. If you are an international patient and would like more information about our services, please contact our Global Health department or read additional information.