Welcome to Orthopaedic Associates

Our specialty-trained doctors at Orthopaedic Associates are dedicated experts, providing compassionate, experienced care to make patients in the Fort Walton Beach area stronger.

As the leading orthopaedic providers in the region since 1980, the doctors and staff of Orthopaedic Associates offer experienced, individualized treatment for residents’ bone, joint, and muscle injuries and conditions through three state-of-the-art facilities, located in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, and Niceville.

 

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"It's been over three years since I've had both of my knees replaced over a 4 month period by Dr. Thackeray. I have to honestly say that it was absolutely the best decision I've made for myself in my lifetime.  After 20 years of babying my knees and an everyday intake of 3-5 Aleve and quarterly visits to get injections for relief, I pulled the trigger and had full replacements done - one in March and the second one in June. I'm proud to say that I followed every order that the doctor gave me. I started pilates to strengthen my core and knees, stayed fit as could be, and kept my weight down. The results:  I walked into the doctors office on the 14th day (each time) without any walking aid, and on the 18th day, I swam 40 laps in the pool! Since then, I've sky dived, playing tennis again, dropped my handicap in golf by 10 strokes, hiked, rock climbed, skied and can even run with a 10 year old without any pain whatsoever! Now, I don't run to stay in shape but it was actually a real dream of mine to just be able to run, and I'm fairly fast at the age of 62! I have a new life knowing that I have to do things in moderation, but now I can do them! Dr. Thackeray with newspapers in hand was actually at my bedside on the Saturday and Sunday after surgery. I mean, how many doctors work on weekends?! He was encouraging, knowledgeable, and most notably confident in every action he took in those months of re-shaping my life! Thank you and your staff, Dr. Thackeray, for giving me a pain free and a new found future!" - Ron G.