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Dr. Larry Padgett Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 56

  
Dr. Padgett Jr

Advanced Orthopedic Surgery

250 3rd St NW Ste 201 Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Dr. Larry Padgett Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Winter Haven, FL and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of North Caroina School Med in 1992 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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I took my 16 yr old soon, a pitcher being scouted by Div I schools, to Dr. Padgett for elbow pain. He said he needed surgery for ulnar nerve displacement. But post-op, his pain was worse. So Dr Padgett performed a 2nd surgery. When he was still in pain after recovering from this op, we travelled to see a world renowned nerve specialist. The specialist told us that Dr. P had "botched" BOTH surgeries and left his ulnar nerve "kinked off" in 3 places. Dr. Padgett never accepted responsibility.
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There is no better Orthopedic Doctor in America. Doctor Padgett has taken care of my football team operations for years and has taken care of myself for knee surgery.
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I saw the Dr. for an ongoing issue with my knee and he decided I needed surgery, which he could perform in a few weeks. He drained my knee at visit and the next day I awoke with it even more swollen and could not feel my foot (potentially due to a complication of my drainage). He never called me back personally n had his staff advise me to go to an ER. The following Monday he had his staff advise me that he could no longer due my surgery, my knee was now too complex for him and referred me out
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Over the past 6 months I have experienced shoulder pain and decreased strength in both shoulders . Though initial X-ray revealed some impingement, we elected to go through physiotherapy with Polk Therapt. At the end of that course of treatment, I was fully restored to function without pain. It was in November if the same year when the symptoms returned, and while therapy did relieve some discomfort, we began to think MRI images would reveal the source of the problem. Indeed, I need more space.
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Well he has worked on my entire family who have had orthopedic needs. He is WORLD CLASS Ortho right here in Polk County. His ability to diagnose the problem (which is almost always confirmed by the MRI studies) is amazing. His outcomes are top notch, his skill and technique are so good that he disturbs only the tissues he is working on leading to faster than normal outcomes, no messing around in your joint. Very even natured, very professional and does a 5 star job!!
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Absolutely the BEST doctor around! I would drive a hundred miles for his care. He reworked both my daughters knees, one of my sons knees, and repaired major tears in my shoulder. He takes the time to talk with you and his PA's are great also!
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My husband has had multiple Orthopedic doctors over the years and Dr. Padgett is by leaps and bounds the best. His objective is what is best for his patient. He is a very caring doctor and it is obvious in the way he talks to you and listens to your concerns. We recommend him to anyone that wants quality care.
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Without question, one of the finest doctors I have ever had an association with.
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My 70 yr. old husband saw Dr. Padgett on Feb. 2 for a shoulder issue. He had seen 2 orthopedic surgeons previously. Both said his only option was a shoulder replacement. Although Dr. Padgett agreed that would be a permanent solution, he did offer other intermediate steps he could try first. He received a shot in a different part of his shoulder than the previous shots and amazingly it has provided great pain relief. We are so thankful to have found Dr. Padgett. We would highly recommend him.
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From the first time I met him, Dr. Padgett exhibited a true concern for my well being. Dr. Padgett was very thorough in his diagnosis on my shoulder. He offered me different options for rehabilitation. I chose to have surgery. He explained to me what the issues were, how he could correct them and what my expectations should be. Surgery went extremely well and my recovery time has been unbelievably short. I attribute this to his skills as a surgeon. His staff was excellent. I would highly him!!
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Biography

Dr. Larry Padgett Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Winter Haven, FL and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of North Caroina School Med in 1992 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1998
Orthopedic Research Of Va-Richard Caspari, MD
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Mayo Medical School
Residency Hospital
1993
Mayo Medical School
Internship Hospital
1992
University Of North Caroina School Med
Medical School
1987
Brigham Young University
Undergraduate School

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(863) 318-9696

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Humana
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Padgett Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Shoulder Dislocation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Padgett Jr treats Shoulder Dislocation more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Padgett Jr treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Padgett Jr treats Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Padgett Jr treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Padgett Jr treats Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Padgett Jr treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Padgett Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Winter Haven Hospital

Winter Haven, FL

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)