Proudly Serving the Tampa Bay Community Since 1949

Picture of a man riding a bicycle next to a field.If you’re searching for a reputable orthopaedic provider in the Tampa Bay area, look no further than Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group. Founded in 1949, we’re the oldest orthopaedic center and sports injury clinic in Tampa, and more than seven decades later, we remain committed to delivering progressive, patient-centered care.

Our Practice’s History

Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group was founded in 1949 by Dr. Donald Hedrick, who had trained at Detroit’s prestigious Henry Ford Hospital. At that time, the practice was located on Lafayette Street in downtown Tampa (we moved to our current location on South Howard Avenue in 1963).

Over the next few decades, Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group expanded and added more doctors to the practice. In 1970, Dr. James Murphy took over the group and ran it until he retired in 2001. His son, Dr. Daniel Murphy—a board-certified orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon—joined the practice in 1998 and continues to manage it. In 2008, Dr. Arnold Ramirez—a board-certified sports medicine doctor—became a member of the practice’s medical team.

What We Do

Throughout our many years in practice, Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group has remained at the forefront of both surgical and nonsurgical orthopaedic treatments. Drs. Murphy and Ramirez expertly oversee the clinic’s wide array of services, which range from physical therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to sports medicine, stem cell therapy, joint replacements, and much more.

Our stalwart belief in exceptional patient care, ethics, and traditional courtesy has remained the same throughout the decades. It’s our goal to offer patients efficient, effective treatment in a friendly and comfortable environment. When you meet our team of orthopaedic doctors, nurses, and physical therapists, you’ll see that we work hard to develop personalized treatment plans and answer patients’ questions.

A Team You Can Trust

At Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group, we’re proud to be a division of Florida Medical Clinic, a trusted practice that’s been serving the greater Tampa Bay region since 1993. Our affiliation with Florida Medical Clinic enables us to better serve our patients, making it easier for us to help patients achieve the best possible treatment outcomes.

Get the Orthopaedic Care You Need

If you’d like to know more about Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group and the many services we provide for patients throughout Florida and beyond, contact us today. We’ll be happy to tell you more about our practice, answer your questions, and schedule a consultation with one of our experienced providers. We’re open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and you’ll find us conveniently located at 602 South Howard Avenue in Tampa.