Orthopedics at Manatee Physicians Alliance

If you live an active lifestyle, the last thing you want is injuries to your bones and joints slowing you down. When that happens, the orthopedic specialists at Manatee Physician Alliance can get you back to doing the things you love.

Turn to us for injuries and disorders involving joints, bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons.

We offer surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for your shoulders, hips and knees. Our goal is to provide advanced treatment to help get you back to your active lifestyle.

Meet Our Orthopedic Surgeons

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 941-900-4600 or schedule an appointment online.

Gregory Farino, MD
Gregory Farino, MD
Hand/Wrist Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Raghu Pulluru, MD
Raghu Pulluru, MD
Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Knee Surgery
David Rubins, MD
David Rubins, MD
Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement
Samuel E Thomas, DO, FAAOS
Samuel E Thomas, DO, FAAOS
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Fracture Care

Orthopedic Conditions We Treat

Shoulder, hip and knee pain can be frustrating, especially when it limits movement and impacts your everyday life. You want to get back to doing the activities you love most and live pain free — and we get that and are here to help.

Our orthopedic physicians can diagnose, treat and provide medical care for a variety of conditions including:

  • Arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder pain
  • Ligament tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Joint pain
  • Bone pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Sports injuries

Our Orthopedic Treatments and Surgeries

Needing shoulder surgery or hip or knee replacement surgery can be scary, but getting treatment to help can help patients get their mobility back.

According to the National Library of Medicine, over seven million Americans are living with a knee or hip replacement. The good news? These procedures help them to remain mobile long after their injuries.

The experienced orthopedic doctors at Manatee Physician Alliance are available to provide a wide variety of treatments for the shoulder, hip, knee and other parts of the musculoskeletal system to keep you mobile and living with less physical limitations.

Shoulder Procedures

Shoulder procedures can relieve pain that limits mobility and impacts your everyday life. Some of the shoulder surgeries we offer include:

  • Anatomic shoulder replacement
    • Our surgeons remove damaged areas of bones and cartilage in your shoulders and add plastic or metal in order to create a sturdier shoulder, relieve pain and increase mobility.
  • Reverse shoulder replacement
    • By reversing the way your glenohumeral joint normally performs, reverse shoulder replacement surgery creates a more stable joint.
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs
    • Usually the least invasive method of repairing a torn rotator cuff, this surgery takes place using an arthroscope, or a small tube-shaped instrument that is inserted into a joint.
  • Arthroscopic labral repairs
    • Usually the least invasive method of repairing a torn labrum, this surgery takes place using an arthroscope, or a small tube-shaped instrument that is inserted into a joint.
  • Non-surgical options
    • Non-surgical shoulder options can relieve the pain through anti-inflammatory drugs while the injury heals or strengthens the injured area through exercise and physical therapy.

Hip Procedures

Hip procedures can be needed due to an athletic injury, impact injury, use over time and aging, among other things. Some of the hip surgeries we offer include:  

  • Direct anterior total hip replacement
    • This type of hip replacement is used to avoid the muscles and tendons that may prolong recovery after surgery for less pain and a faster recovery time. 
  • Geriatric hip fracture care
    • Fracturing a hip as an older adult can cause problems that affect your everyday life. Our team can diagnose and treat this injury, and help you to get back to your daily activities, sooner rather than later. 
  • Bikini anterior hip replacement
    • Our team provides minimally-invasive hip replacement surgeries including bikini anterior hip replacement surgery, as well. This type of hip replacement hides the incision scar.

Knee Procedures

Knee pain can be frustrating, and correctly diagnosing and treating your knee injury can be the key to long-term pain relief and mobility. Some of the knee surgeries we offer include: 

  • Total knee replacement
    • A total knee replacement can help relieve knee pain and add mobility when non-surgical methods fail. 
  • Partial knee replacement
    • Removing damaged tissue in the joints of the knee, this procedure is used when the issue is in only part of the knee. 
  • Knee ACL and ligament surgery
    • Common injuries that can occur while participating in sports or participating in everyday activities, we provide ACL surgeries, as well as other ligament procedures, to help you get back to doing what you love. 
  • Knee arthroscopy
    • This minimally invasive procedure allows for your doctor to diagnose and treat your knee joint without making large incisions that take longer to heal. 
  • Meniscal repairs
    • If surgery is deemed necessary for your meniscus injury, our orthopedic team can perform meniscus repairs to help with your long-term mobility. 

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)

PRP is a technique that requires the injection of Platelet-Rich Plasma derived from your own blood. Your blood is drawn and then spun in a centrifuge for roughly 15-20 minutes that separates the blood cells that help with blood clotting (Platelets) from your red blood cells and then is injected into the affected area. This established treatment technique can be used to tighten and strengthen the weak and damaged tendons and ligaments that cause instability and pain.

Contact Manatee Physician Alliance

The orthopedic team at Manatee Physicians Alliance is ready to help diagnose your issue, treat your condition, relieve your pain and get you back to your active lifestyle sooner rather than later. 

If you are in need of orthopedic care or an orthopedic consultation, reach out to us today at 941-900-4600 or schedule an appointment online