Excellence in Musculoskeletal Care at Cleveland Clinic in Florida

The Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital specializes in treating individuals affected by the most complex bone, joint or connective tissue disorders. The institute is comprised of the departments of orthopaedic surgery, rheumatology and sports medicine. Our collaborative team of specialists is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of specialists at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital but also the orthopaedic departments at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health and Cleveland Clinic Florida in Broward and Palm Beach Counties – giving our patients more access to the best orthopaedic care in their communities.

Collaborative Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Care

The orthopaedic and rheumatology specialists at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital are committed to improving outcomes and quality of life for patients with musculoskeletal problems. Our multidisciplinary team of orthopaedic medicine specialists, orthopaedic surgeons, and rheumatologists have extensive expertise caring for patients with the most common disorders and rarest diseases. We collaborate with Cleveland Clinic colleagues across the region, including orthopaedic oncologists, spine specialists, and rehabilitation specialists, to provide personalized, high-quality care. Our Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital team and surgeons are renowned for treating complex conditions and advancing care through research and innovation, and we bring that comprehensive care to the Treasure Coast.

Areas of Specialization

  • Orthopaedic Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine

What We Treat

  • Total and partial joint replacement
  • Joint revision surgery
  • Joint preservation
  • Joint arthroscopy and arthrodesis (fusion)
  • ACL and meniscus repairs
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve surgery
  • Fractures and sprains
  • Sports injuries
  • Concussion
  • Workplace injuries
  • Autoimmune inflammatory joint disease
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendonitis and bursitis
  • Vasculitis

Advanced Surgical Care

Our orthopaedic surgeons are equipped with advanced technology to provide innovative options for patients in need of complex orthopaedic care, including minimally invasive, tissue-sparing procedures. Capabilities include: 

  • Robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery
  • Same-day joint replacement surgery
  • Direct anterior approach to hip replacement
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Revision total joint surgery

Robotic-assisted Joint Replacement Surgery

Our orthopaedic surgeons can perform joint replacement surgery using robotic-assisted technology. Our surgical robot adds an unparalleled level of accuracy and precision to joint replacement surgery. Registry data shows that for partial knee replacement, this robotic technology is more accurate than manual or traditional surgery. If you’re planning for a total knee, total hip or partial knee replacement surgery, talk with your orthopaedic surgeon to determine if you may be a candidate for robotic-assisted surgery.


Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital orthopaedic and sports medicine specialists are available at the Health & Wellness Center in Vero Beach or the medical office building in Sebastian, with convenient access to imaging and diagnostic services as well.

Health & Wellness Center
3450 11th Court, Vero Beach, Florida, 32960

801 Wellness Way, Sebastian, Florida, 32958

Quality & Excellence

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital has been recognized among Florida’s Best Regional Hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings, any by other independent organizations for providing quality orthopaedic care.

  • Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital ranked High Performing in Hip Replacement
  • Florida Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement , demonstrating better overall quality of care and patient results in knee and hip replacement when compared to industry standards

Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee

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American Joint Replacement Registry
The hospital is a proud member of the American Joint Replacement Registry, an organization which contributes to the overall advancement of the field of orthopaedics through data and data sharing. This national registry of trends and outcomes is a powerful tool that has helped improve the care of hip and knee replacement patients.


Joint Camp

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital offers a comprehensive Joint Program to help guide patients through the joint replacement journey. This mandatory program covers all aspects of surgery, including pre-op preparation and what to expect after surgery through discharge. Anyone who is scheduled to have joint replacement surgery should watch the following video:

Register to view the Joint Camp Video