Dr. Robert Forster, MD

Dr. Robert Forster, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 52 years old

Dr Forster treats various musculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries, and degenerative diseases. He uses surgical and non-surgical treatments to help improve and restore patient's health and mobility. Our orthopaedic practice includes treatments for hip, knee, shoulder, foot and ankle, spine, hand, and sports medicine. The physicians at Florida Orthopaedic Specialists are committed to providing the highest quality of medical care. If you are experiencing hip, knee, shoulder, foot/ankle, spine or sports medicine related pain or injury an orthopaedic physician can help determine a correct diagnosis and recommend appropriate treatment options. Read more

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Dr Forster treats various musculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries, and degenerative diseases. He uses surgical and non-surgical treatments to help improve and restore patient's health and mobility. Our orthopaedic practice includes treatments for hip, knee, shoulder, foot and ankle, spine, hand, and sports medicine. The physicians at Florida Orthopaedic Specialists are committed to providing the highest quality of medical care. If you are experiencing hip, knee, shoulder, foot/ankle, spine or sports medicine related pain or injury an orthopaedic physician can help determine a correct diagnosis and recommend appropriate treatment options.Read more

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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (15)
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in Ft Pierce, FL |
Dr. Forster is absolutely amazing. He quickly identified and preformed surgery to pull out an inch and a half thorn that had broken off and was layinging up against my knuckle and a tendon. I can not say enough great things about him and his staff at the Surgery Center. Thank You Doctor Forester !!!!
in Port Saint Lucie, FL |
Very friendly and helpful staff. Dr. Forster is very thorough, takes time to explain what to expect, answers all questions thoroughly, and never seems rushed, and genuinely cares. Great surgeon, all went as he explained, and minimal scarring.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Injury
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    UMDNJ--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Forster's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Forster

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How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Forster's Care Philosophy

Dr Forster treats various musculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries, and degenerative diseases. He uses surgical and non-surgical treatments to help improve and restore patient's health and mobility. Our orthopaedic practice includes treatments for hip, knee, shoulder, foot and ankle, spine, hand, and sports medicine. The physicians at Florida Orthopaedic Specialists are committed to providing the highest quality of medical care. If you are experiencing hip, knee, shoulder, foot/ankle, spine or sports medicine related pain or injury an orthopaedic physician can help determine a correct diagnosis and recommend appropriate treatment options.