Welcome to the website of Ira Guttentag, M.D., F.A.C.S. Specializing in sports medicine, Dr. Guttentag provides advanced, patient-centric care for ACL injuries, meniscus and rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, osteoarthritis and more at Florida Medical Clinic Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Guttentag is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has served as the Head Team Physician and Medical Director for the Tampa Bay Lightning since 2002. He is trained to take care of athletes at all ages and levels. Whether you dislocated your shoulder playing with your kids or injured your ACL during a collegiate basketball game, you’ll be in good hands with Dr. Guttentag. He will take the time to carefully diagnose your condition and recommend the best course of action, which may include conservative treatment, orthopaedic surgery, or both.
Minimally invasive surgery is one of the most promising areas in the sports medicine field, as it can provide shorter recovery times, less postoperative pain and scarring, and reduced surgical risk compared to traditional open surgical approaches. This allows patients to have a much smoother healing process and get back on their feet as quickly as possible. Dr. Guttentag is a pioneer in the field of minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, performing procedures to reconstruct ligaments, repair a torn meniscus or rotator cuff, fix shoulder or patellofemoral instability, complete cartilage regeneration, and address biceps tendonitis. He uses a minimally invasive approach that spares as much of the muscle tissue as possible, which helps minimize damage and expedite recovery.
Dr. Guttentag’s specialty lies in sports medicine, and as the Lightning’s Head Team Physician, he treats athletic injuries in a way that preserves his patients’ performance and gets them back in the game as quickly as possible. By providing minimally invasive surgery for ligament reconstruction, which includes ACL injuries, Dr. Guttentag’s state-of-the-art treatments allow his patients to recover faster than if they underwent traditional open surgery. Dr. Guttentag also provides minimally invasive options for rotator cuff tears and shoulder instability, helping athletes regain their full range of motion so they have the best chance of playing at the same level they played before the injury occurred. In addition, Dr. Guttentag can restore function to those who have torn cartilage in the knee due to a sports injury with his cartilage regeneration and preservation technique. With this technique, Dr. Guttentag replaces the damaged cartilage using grafts of the patient’s own healthy hyaline cartilage to regenerate and rehabilitate the area.
If you are experiencing pain or mobility limitations due to a sports injury, arthritis, or another condition, let Dr. Guttentag help you on your road to recovery. There’s no other surgeon in the area that will provide better care or more advanced techniques. Contact Florida Medical Clinic Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine today to schedule a consultation.
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