Specialized Treatment

of upper and lower extremity trauma and disorders

Robotic Hip & Knee Replacement
Revision Hip & Knee Replacement
Tumors of the Bones & Limbs
Hand Surgery
Shoulder Joint Replacement
Upper & Lower Extremity Fracture Repair

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We Are Committed To Providing Quality Orthopaedic Care.

american board of orthopaedic surgery certified lakeland fl Central Florida Orthopaedic Surgery Associates, P.L. (CFOSA) was founded in 2004 by Dr. Stuart D. Patterson. We are an orthopaedic surgery practice specializing in traumatic, congenital and degenerative disorders of the adult and pediatric upper and lower limb. 

Our practitioners utilize the latest medical technology with state-of-the-art surgical facilities to provide patients the best possible treatment and outcome.

Our office is conveniently located in Lakeland FL – Central Florida – within easy driving distance of Tampa and Orlando.

Welcome Shiva Tajiani & Sierra Reighard

We Are Pleased To Announce That Our Practice Continues To Grow.

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Shiva Tajiani PA-C

Shiva completed her Bachelors in Biomedical Sciences and a Minor in Public Health at the University of South Florida in 2012. After graduating, she worked as medical assistant in orthopaedic surgery for almost 5 years and gained valuable experience.

She obtained her Masters of Physician Assistant from Florida State University in 2022. Shiva is a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) through The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

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Our office is now scheduling appointments with Shiva for patients in participating insurance plans.

Sierra Reighard, PA-C practiioner central florida orthopaedic surgery

Sierra Reighard, PA-C

Sierra was born and raised in Altoona, Pennsylvania. She moved to the Tampa area in 2014 to attend the University of South Florida for her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Public Health.

Sierra is a board-certified PA through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and the Florida Board of Medicine. 

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

COVID-19 Coronavirus – What We Are Doing

Our office will continuously evaluate the COVID-19 situation as it develops during this unprecedented pandemic.

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  • Have you had recent exposure to a person who tested positive for COVID-19?
  • Have you had any fever, cough or shortness of breath in the last three days?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please contact our office at 863-666-3436 to reschedule.

We are continuing to see patients in the office. Patient screening is taking place prior to the office visit. Patients that have had recent exposure to a person who tested positive for COVID-19 or who have had any fever, cough or shortness of breath in the last three days, are being rescheduled.

The waiting room has been set up with reduced numbers of chairs, spread widely apart, to lessen in-office congestion. Patients are being contacted prior to their appointment to obtain their medical history over the phone, so as to reduce their time spent in the office. We have added a self check in function for patients to check in via smart phone to limit exposure in the office. Additionally, we now offer Telehealth to better serve our patients during the COVID-19 outbreak.

We are allowing patients plus one companion only in the office. 

We are routinely and repeatedly disinfecting common areas throughout the day. All examination rooms and patient areas are disinfected after every patient encounter. All staff are wearing masks and are screened twice a day which includes temperature. They are diligent in hand washing after every patient contact and minimizing physical contact. They are all practicing “safe distancing” from patients, whenever practical. We are working diligently to provide a safe environment for everyone.

Thank you for working with us to reduce the exposure to our staff, our patients and their families. As additional information becomes available, we will communicate that to you.
TeleHealth / TeleMedicine

Easy Access To Your Health Care Provider

telehealth telemedicine access to your health care provided covid-19 coronavirus pandemic lakeland floridaTelemedicine visits allow new or existing patients to consult, ask questions, and discuss their plan of care with our office.  Patients can consult their provider entirely online from the comfort of home with a scheduled video call by using a computer webcam or mobile device. A patient may be required to come into the office should they need a physical exam or further diagnostic testing.


Here’s How It Works

  1. To schedule, call us at 863-666-3436 and ask for a virtual Telehealth appointment, and one will be scheduled for you.
  2. On that call, your provider will determine if you qualify and are willing and able to participate in a video visit.
  3. You’ll also decide which conferencing method to use, based on your equipment.
  4. We will set you up with a convenient time for a Qure4u video call.

Some Helpful Tips

  • Select an area with a strong Internet connection, either with a direct connection or WiFi.
  • Pick a private area that is well lit and free from distractions and interruptions.
  • Before the video call, remove any bandages or dressings.

To Schedule Your TeleHealth Visit, Call us at 863-666-3436.

Small Lifestyle Changes Can Make a Big Impact on Your Health

prescribe fit take control of your healthCentral Florida Orthopaedic Surgery Associates now offers virtual lifestyle health coaching, Prescribe FIT, to extend our services beyond the office and further our commitment to providing high-quality, comprehensive orthopedic care. We believe that traditional medicine—when paired with simple changes to nutrition, physical activity, and lifestyle—can have a transformative impact on our patients’ overall health. Learn more at https://www.prescribefit.com/patients

Patient Resources

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The hand is the most flexible part of the human skeleton and is made up of the wrist, palm and fingers. When trauma or a disorder occurs and the hand and wrist are not functioning properly, simple daily activities such as driving, bathing, and cooking can become difficult or impossible.  LEARN MORE

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As one of the most excessively used joints in the body, the shoulder is quite susceptible to instability and injury. The arm is made up of three bones that join to form a hinge joint called the elbow. The elbow is prone to overuse that often results in conditions such as tendonitis causing pain. LEARN MORE

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Our orthopaedic surgeons and staff are dedicated to excellence in the treatment of fractures and other musculoskeletal injuries to the knee and hip. Our goal is to improve your quality of life by reducing pain and restoring mobility so that you can again participate in your favorite activities. LEARN MORE

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Injuries and fractures to the leg, ankle and foot can result from traumatic impact or something as simple as an unexpected twist while walking or other daily activity. We combine state-of-the-art technology with experience to provide the best medical treatment available.  LEARN MORE

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Cancer is a frightening diagnosis requiring urgent access to qualified care. Call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Timothy Evans. We are here to answer your questions and concerns while ensuring you receive the best medical treatment available.  LEARN MORE

  • Have you had recent exposure to a person who tested positive for COVID-19?
  • Have you had any fever, cough or shortness of breath in the last three days?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please contact our office at 863-666-3436 to reschedule.

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