Back On Track
Our mobility is something we rely on. Whether playing a game of soccer with friends or simply carrying groceries from the store, we often take for granted our ability to perform mundane daily tasks. But like it or not, there may come a time when once easy movements become more of a challenge. Whether it’s a young athlete coping with an injury or an older individual dealing with the wear and tear of aging, the team at Twin Palm Orthopedics is helping people get back on track.
The state-of-the-art facility features 10 exam rooms fully equipped with the latest diagnostic tools and a physical therapy center on-site. Together, Dr. Derek Farr and Dr. Nirav Gupta have combined their expertise to treat everyone from 2 year olds to centenarians.
“We work together as a team to make sure our patients receive the best care for their injury for their condition,” says Dr. Farr.
Dr. Farr is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and completed his sports medicine fellowship at the Orthopedic Institute of South Florida. Along with a specialization in sports medicine, Dr. Farr concentrates his focus on shoulder, knee and hip procedures and offers patients the latest techniques in orthopedics.
Dr. Farr was the first surgeon in Marion County to perform the mobile bearing hip procedure, and his patients have benefitted from his expertise and experience in knee and shoulder surgeries, as well.
As opposed to a traditional fixed bearing hip replacement, the mobile bearing hip procedure employs the use of an inner and outer ball (femoral head), allowing for much greater range of motion, stability, more comfort and less wear. Dr. Farr can perform the surgery in less than an hour, and patients only need to spend two days in the hospital.
“The bottom line is, this is a superior product for hip replacements, and my patients are back to doing the activities they enjoy within six weeks,” says Dr. Farr.
Partial knee resurfacing, which alleviates arthritic knees, is another procedure that has brought new life to Dr. Farr’s patients.
“The only option was to travel as far as Largo, Florida, for this type of surgery in the past, but I can perform this outpatient surgery right here in Ocala,” he says. And Dr. Farr also offers the reverse shoulder replacement technique, a procedure he refers to as “a real game changer” for patients.
“It’s a technique for those suffering from both a rotator cuff tear and arthritis,” he says. “There is a significant improvement in both function and pain relief, and the best part is it can be performed quickly with minimal recovery time.”
While Dr. Farr’s superior skill in the operating room has helped countless patients, he stresses first and foremost conservative non-invasive treatments before surgery.
“I’ll recommend knee injections before I’ll perform a replacement or resurfacing procedure,” he says, noting that you won’t see a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant when you come in—you’ll see him from start to finish.
Twin Palm Orthopedics
2640 SW 32nd Place
Ocala, Fl 34471