Dr. Stuart Patterson, MD

Dr. Stuart Patterson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 60
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Dr. Stuart Patterson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Lakeland, FL and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Cape Town, Faculty Of Health Sciences in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.

2000 E Edgewood Dr Ste 112

Lakeland, FL 33803

Contact Information

(863) 666-3436

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Broadspire
  • Careplus
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dupuytren's Contracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arm Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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4  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

116  Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Calcinosis Cutis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Congenital Hand Anomaly
  • Contracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Finger Disorders
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Forearm Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand Pain
  • Hernia
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscle Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Nerve Conduction Disorders
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Injury
  • Neurological Injuries
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Prosthetic Joint Mechanical Failure
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Skin Lesion
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strain of Muscle and-or Tendon of Forearm
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Infection
  • Upper Extremity Trauma
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
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138  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adult Joint Reconstruction
  • Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Amputation
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bursa Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Casting
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Distal Clavicle Excision Surgery
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Finger Amputation
  • Finger Joint Fusion
  • Finger Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fusion
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Hardware Removal
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Resurfacing
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
  • Ligament Repair
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Needle Aponeurotomy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nerve Release
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Nonunion Surgery
  • Osteotomy
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pollicization
  • Pyrolytic Carbon Arthroplasty
  • Reconstructive Hand Surgery for Quadriplegic Persons
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Arthroplasty Surgery
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Scaphotrapeziotrapezoid Arthrodesis
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Reconstruction
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Surgery
  • Small Joint Arthroplasty
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Subcromial Decompression
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Tricep Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Wound Care and Management
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery
  • X-Ray
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Cape Town
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of Cape Town, Faculty Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of Natal, Addington Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • St. Bartholomew's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • U Natal/Addington Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • McMaster University / Faculty Of Health Sciences
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • St. Michaels Hospital, University Of Toronto
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of South Florida College Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • America's Top Surgeons, 2006-2010
Media & Publications
  • Emergency Departments Must Balance Urgency, Demand, Bed Supply Hospitals feel pressure of crowding crisis.,
  • Winter Haven Hospital Seeks Relationships With Other Facilities,
  • CEO Named for Bartow Regional Medical Center,
  • Distal biceps tendon repair: comparison of surgical techniques. Ron El-Hawary, Joy C Macdermid, ... Graham J W King. J Hand Surg Am 28(3):496-502 (2003) PMID 12772111 The differences between the 2 groups were relatively minor with the Morrey 2-incision technique showing a slightly more rapid recove,
  • Ligamentous Stabilizers Against Posterolateral Rotatory Instability of the Elbow,
  • Functional outcome of AO type C distal humeral fractures. Wade T Gofton, Joy C Macdermid, ... Graham J W King. J Hand Surg Am 28(2):294-308 (2003) PMID 12671863 Outcomes of AO type C distal humeral fractures were good with dual orthogonal plating, ulnar nerve transposition, and early motion. Additi,
  • Outcome after open reduction and internal fixation of capitellar and trochlear fractures. James H Dubberley, Kenneth J Faber, ... Graham J W King. J Bone Joint Surg Am 88(1):46-54 (2006) PMID 16391249 Patients with isolated noncomminuted capitellar and/or trochlear fractures have better results tha,
  • Glenoid vault endosteal dimensions: an anthropometric study with special interest in implant design. Ryan T Bicknell, Stuart D Patterson, ... James A Johnson. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 16(3 Suppl):S96-101 (2007) PMID 17097310,
  • Quality-of-life outcome following hemiarthroplasty or total shoulder arthroplasty in patients with osteoarthritis. A prospective, randomized trial. Ian K Y Lo, Robert B Litchfield, ... Alexandra Kirkley. J Bone Joint Surg Am 87(10):2178-85 (2005) PMID 16203880,
  • The influence of implant articular thickness and glenohumeral conformity on stability of an all-metal glenoid component. Ryan T Bicknell, Allan S L Liew, Matthew R Danter, Stuart D Patterson, Graham J W King, David G Chess and James A Johnson J Shoulder Elbow Surg 16(5):631-9 (2007) PMID 17507251,

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

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Dr. Patterson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patterson

3.8

Based on 79 reviews

5 Stars
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(51)
4 Stars
5.063291139240507%
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3 Stars
3.7974683544303796%
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2 Stars
3.7974683544303796%
(3)
1 Star
22.78481012658228%
(18)

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The doctor knows his stuff. A top expert and innovator in his field.
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Office staff and Dr. Padgett were very helpful and professional.
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Love this doctor. Very knowledgeable and cuts to the point.
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I'll be back asap.
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Having just met Dr Patterson, being new to Florida and assuming I would be facing surgery I was pretty nervous walking in his office. i was pleasantly surprised when Dr Patterson walked in the room and he made me feel like I have known him all my life. i dread the surgery but would not want...Read More
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