Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
A native of Gulf Breeze, Florida, Dr. Jason W. Thackeray joined Orthopaedic Associates in 2002. Dr. Thackeray, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, specializes in ankle, elbow, foot, fracture care, hand, hip, joint replacement, knee, shoulder, sports medicine, and wrist.
Dr. Thackeray received his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed an internship in general surgery and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Shands Hospital at The University of Florida.
When he is not seeing patients, he enjoys golfing, hunting, boating, training, traveling, participating in charity work, and spending time with his family. As a former athlete, he enjoys serving as a team physician for Fort Walton High School and the Fort Walton Beach Falcons.
Florida State University,
Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, Diplomat: May 1993
Florida State University Honors Program in Medical Sciences, Diplomat: May 1994
University of Florida College of Medicine
Degree: M.D., Diplomat:1997
Internship, General Surgery
Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, June 1998
Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, June 2002
Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine
Adult Reconstruction, Joint Replacement
Surgery of the Foot & Ankle
Benign Orthopaedic Oncology
Hand & Upper Extremity
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Okaloosa County Medical Society
Emerald Coast Health Alliance
Florida Orthopedic Society
Florida Medical Association
"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.
"I cannot express my thanks enough to Dr. Thackeray! He told me what to expect, what the outcomes would be, and what the differences between the two surgeries. I had my knee replacements done in 2010, one in March, and one in September. Since then, I can do long distance bicycling, dance, and of course take Pilates. I am currently 74 years old, and thanks to Dr. Thackeray, I look forward to every day and what it has to offer." -- Barbara R.
"After getting checked in, I was taken back to operating room, where this nurse informed me of what she was going to do. Then Dr. Thackeray came in and went into great detail of what he would be doing while I was in the operating room. The doctor, who put me to sleep, also inform me of what he would do, and that he would be watching me thru the whole ordeal. Everybody was helpful and displayed their professional skills at all times. I felt relaxed, and at ease at all times while in the hospital. I would like to thank all the staff that was involved with my stay, and for being so kind, friendly, and above all, their high standards that were displayed." -- Malcolm J.
"I had a complete knee replacement on August 14, 2014, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Destin. I didn't see or feel a thing during or after surgery. I still didn't have any pain! The facility was wonderful, cheerful, and bright. Even the food was good. I didn't have the greatest appetite though. I came home with Gentiva Home Health Care, which was outstanding. It's been 3 and 1/2 weeks now, and my scar is hardly noticeable, thanks to Dr. Thackeray. He was great as was Dr. Macey before him. I opted to go out to Sacred Heart, as several friends recommended it. Glad I did, as it was an uplifting atmosphere. I am now going to outpatient rehab at Orthopaedic Associates, and looking forward to being back to normal soon." -- Suzanne P.
"Everyone that I met in this office was very polite and caring. The doctor was very polite and took the time to explain what was going on with my knee and ankle. I would refer Dr. Jason Thackeray to anyone. It was a nice visit. Everyone seemed to be very Christian. :-)" -- Tracy M.
"I had a problem with my shoulder with arthritic pain. It reoccurs every 6 months or so. Rather than using the surgical option, I chose to have a shot. The treatment was carried out efficiently and with great care for my personal comfort. I have had other procedures by Dr. Thackeray in the past and would highly recommend him to anyone needing orthopaedic care. Thank you for this opportunity to provide my comments." --