As Central Florida continues to develop as a hub for advancements in medical treatment, education, technology and research, it is important to be reminded that one of the great innovators in orthopaedic medicine opened his first clinic here in Orlando in 1936.
Dr. Eugene L. Jewett, the inventor of the Jewett Hyperextension Back Brace and Jewett Orthopaedic Hip Nail, developed a vision of patient-centric and innovative care that can still be seen in the surgeons and physicians that carry on his legacy at the Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic. As pioneers in orthopaedic surgery, Jewett physicians performed Florida’s first total hip replacement and Central Florida’s first total knee implant. Physicians have also designed total knee and total hip prostheses that have been used by orthopaedic surgeons all over the country.
Jewett physicians continue to improve and utilize new technology and treatments to enhance patient outcomes. Currently, several of the physicians are certified to use the new MAKOplasty® robotic arm technology, allowing for an unprecedented level of precision and accuracy that improve surgical outcomes. While they are the team physicians for the Orlando Magic, Orlando Solar Bears, Orlando Ballet, Rollins College and the University of Central Florida, Jewett physicians bring the level of care and expertise they give to athletes directly to the community. This allows everyone to have access to quality care they can trust, and with eleven clinics around the Central Florida area, this care is easily accessible. Following Dr. Jewett’s legacy and insistence that “the patient comes first,” Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic has now expanded to serve the community of Windermere. This new clinic will give the people of Winter Garden access to care that had previously been more difficult to reach.
Physicians are excited for this new facility, including Dr. Matthew Hurbanis, who is “excited to bring the Jewett brand and our quality of care for our patients to the Windermere and the West Orange – communities.” Hurbanis currently practices at the Ocoee clinic but will be moving to the Windermere location.
The new location will consist of eleven exam rooms, state-of-the-art facilities from x-ray to physical therapy, and comprehensive orthopaedic services from general to spine. “We will become your one stop in this entire community,” said Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic CEO Chad Wiggins. With this new location, Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic furthers the tradition of excellence set by its founder, whose medical accomplishments and philosophy of care continue to be a guiding force to the physicians who practice under his name and set the bar for orthopaedic innovation in Central Florida.