Raulerson Hospital
We are a 100-bed acute care facility providing a full range of medical and surgical services. We have been serving the Okeechobee and surrounding communities for more than 30 years.


Orthopedic injuries can affect people of all ages, causing pain, immobility, and an overall loss of independence. If you are suffering from the pain of an orthopedic injury in Okeechobee, Raulerson Hospital can serve as your ultimate resource for state-of-the-art treatments and follow-up care with higher standards in every aspect of your recovery. Our team of orthopedic specialists work with adults and kids to resolve common injuries and ailments such as degenerative joint damage, sports injuries, on-the-job injuries, fractures, sprains, and strains. Keep reading to learn more about the care we can provide when you are sidelined by one of these injuries.

Excellent Care from Start to Finish

When it comes to orthopedic care, there is a wide spectrum of injuries and treatment options to consider. Therefore, the treatment process is personalized for every patient with care coordination to keep you in the look through every step of the process. At Raulerson Hospital, we maintain the highest standards of excellence in each of the following areas that can affect the overall outcome of your care.

  • Diagnostic imaging – A number of different conditions can present similar symptoms, so it is important to achieve an accurate diagnosis for the best treatment planning. With our advanced radiology department, patients will have detailed imaging accredited by the American College of Radiology. Diagnostic procedures may include CT scans, MRI, Ultrasound, and X-ray imaging.
  • Initial treatment – For acute injuries, splinting or casting may be needed to promote proper healing. Pain management may also be incorporated into initial care so that there is minimal discomfort following injuries.
  • Surgical care – More complex injuries and degenerative conditions can necessitate surgery, which is performed with the most minimally-invasive approach at Raulerson Hospital. Our orthopedic surgical care includes arthroscopic procedures, total knee and hip replacement, and bone fracture reduction.
  • Rehabilitation – Follow-up care is integral to a successful recovery, so patients may continue to work with our team utilizing outpatient physical and occupational therapy.

Scheduling Your Appointment

You may begin your care with our orthopedic team by calling (863) 763-9228 for a physician referral. This line will connect you directly with one of our nurses who can discuss your orthopedic care in greater detail. Once you have found the right physician for your needs, you can schedule your appointment and pre-register online. Our pre-registration service can minimize the time you need to spend in the hospital and ensure that we have the most accurate, up-to-date information to guide your care.