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 recognized experts in orthopaedics in the region since 1980, the doctors and staff of Orthopaedic Associates offer experienced orthopaedic care for the ankle, back, elbow, foot, hand, hip, knee, neck, shoulder, spine, and wrist as well as specialized care in joint replacement and revision, neurology, pain management, and sports medicine.

Through our three state-of-the-art facilities in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, and Niceville, our orthopaedic experts are able to provide individualized treatment plans for residents' bone, joint, and muscle injuries and conditions.

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“I have had the good fortune to have the staff at Orthopaedic Associates help me through 2 separate bicep tears. Both injuries were Worker's Comp and both took a great deal of effort by all parties to get things signed off in time to make a timely repair. Everyone that I have ever dealt with on your great staff has been professional and each has gone out of their way to insure me that all that could be done was actually being done. Both repairs took a while to get back to 100%, but they finally did and I am back to doing arduous work related activities with no limitations. I felt privileged to have Dr. Tenholder do both surgeries and would recommend him without reservation. If I ever need further ortho work done, it will be done by him and the great staff that work at all your various sites. Thank you for the opportunity to share my experience. It is great to have such a team locally.  ”
– Charlie B.