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Specializing in Nonsurgical and Surgical Orthopaedic Treatments to Get You Feeling Better, Faster

At UNOVASM, it’s all about you

As the area’s only fully integrated, multispecialty facility focused in orthopaedics, UNOVA possesses the technology and expertise to care for everything from musculoskeletal nonsurgical and surgical treatment to osteoporosis care. UNOVA’s focus is on orthopaedic innovation that incorporates the best treatment available so that you’ll quickly return to your active lifestyle. From our new location in Lady Lake, Florida, next to The Villages, we proudly serve Central Florida.

UNOVA’s experienced physicians and staff also provide essential service to support your orthopaedic care, including imaging services, physical therapy, and laboratory services. The UNOVA team is passionate about delivering excellence on all fronts. This is the UNOVA difference. This is how UNOVA is setting the new standard in orthopaedic care. You are invited to experience the UNOVA difference for yourself.

UNOVA, the new standard in orthopaedics

Get back out there

Now Central Florida residents can enjoy access to the most advanced treatments in orthopaedic care. UNOVA’s nationally recognized physicians specialize in the following:

  • Upper Extremity Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine/Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Foot, Ankle, & Hand Surgery
  • Knee & Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Reconstruction
  • Physical Therapy
  • Wellness Programs
  • Osteoporosis Treatments

So where does it hurt? Choose a location to start diagnosing what your ailment may be.

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NECK

Abnormalities in the bone or joints, poor posture, and degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis and tumors can cause neck pain. While most neck pain will go away on its own, you should schedule an appointment if your neck pain:

  • Worsens
  • Persists for more than a few weeks
  • Causes headache, numbness, or tingling
  • Radiates into your shoulders, arms, or fingers
 


SHOULDER

Because of its large range of motion, the shoulder is highly susceptible to injury from trauma or overuse. The most common causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Dislocation
  • Impingement
  • Instability
  • Labrum Tears
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Tendon Inflammation (tendonitis)
If you experience a shoulder injury with intense pain or if your symptoms persist, please make an appointment today with a UNOVA upper-extremity specialist.


HAND/WRIST

The hand and wrist are prone to a number of conditions including:

  • Arthritis
  • Repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sprains
  • Strains

Not all wrist or hand pain requires medical treatment, but if your pain and swelling lasts longer than a few days or worsens, please schedule an appointment with a UNOVA upper-extremity specialist as soon as possible.


FOOT

Foot pain is most often caused by high-impact exercise, injury, and systemic disease, such as diabetes and inflammatory conditions, including arthritis. Foot pain can result in numbness, intense pain, and tingling. Please schedule an appointment with a UNOVA foot and ankle specialist right away if your foot pain and swelling:

  • Is severe
  • Lasts more than a few days
  • Causes numbness
  • Makes it difficult to walk

You should also immediately make an appointment if you have foot pain and swelling along with diabetes.


ANKLE

Since the ankle helps support the entire body, it is one of the most commonly injured body parts. Ankle pain is usually caused by accidental falls or sports-related injuries that can result in ankle sprains, fractures, and Achilles tendonitis. Schedule an appointment with a UNOVA lower-extremity specialist if you:

  • Have severe pain or swelling
  • Cannot put weight on your foot
  • Have persistent swelling lasting longer than a few days
  • Have persistent pain lasting longer than a few weeks
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KNEE

The knee is especially prone to sports-related injuries, mechanical problems and medical conditions such as arthritis. While knee pain is not always serious, some conditions and injuries do require treatment to prevent worsening symptoms. Schedule an appointment with a UNOVA lower-extremity specialist if you:

  • Cannot put weight on your knee
  • Have extensive knee swelling
  • Cannot extend or bend your knee
  • Experience times when your knee “gives out” while walking


HIP/PELVIS

Hip and pelvis pain is most often caused by injuries such as falls and developmental or degenerative conditions. Depending on the cause and extent of your hip pain, your recovery plan may include physical therapy, injections, arthroscopic procedures, or anterior total hip replacement surgery. If you have fallen or injured your hip, or if you are having difficulty performing normal activities such as walking, please schedule an appointment with a UNOVA hip specialist right away.


ELBOW

Sports or activities that cause you to repetitively overuse the hand, wrist, or arm typically lead to elbow pain. Arthritis is another common cause. Depending on the diagnosis, minimally invasive treatments such as physical therapy and cortisone injections can be highly effective. Schedule an appointment if your elbow pain is severe or if you have swelling and bruising around the elbow joint. If you suspect a broken bone or see a bone protrusion or deformity, please seek emergency treatment immediately.

Nationally recognized orthopaedic specialists

Meet UNOVA’s orthopaedic experts and team. Learn how they are raising the standard in orthopaedic medicine to help you feel better, faster.

J. Mandume Kerina, M.D.

Board Certified in Orthopaedics
Specializes in the treatment of injuries and disorders of the extremities and other associated structures.

Isaac L. Mitchell, M.D.

Board Certified in Orthopaedics
Specializes in the treatment of sports-related injuries and disorders as well as arthroscopic surgery.

Claudia L. Thomas, M.D.

Board Certified in Orthopaedics
Specializes in the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal disorders including back pain and osteoporosis.

Cedric J. Tankson, M.D.

Board Certified in Orthopaedics
Specializes in treatment of disorders and injuries of the foot and ankle, including minimally invasive surgery.

Brian D. Miller, M.D.

Emergency Medicine
Specializes in the management and treatment of accidents and trauma-related orthopaedic injuries.

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UNOVA is pleased to provide the communities surrounding The Villages, Lady Lake, Leesburg, Mount Dora, Summerfield, Belleview, Ocala, and Fruitland Park, Florida, with a comprehensive offering of health care services and procedures including, orthopaedics, urgent care, physical therapy, and imaging.