Hip Preservation and Reconstructive Surgery, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Surgery, Sports Medicine, and General Orthopaedics




Hip Preservation, Hip Scope / Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Dr. Carl Freeman is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of hip, shoulder, and knee disorders in patients of all ages at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute (JOI) at the San Marco office.

Dr. Freeman is one of a few Hip Preservation Surgeons in the US. Specific hip procedures include hip arthroscopy (hip scope), anterior total hip replacement (including robot-assisted), and surgical dislocation of the hip. Shoulder procedures include shoulder arthroscopy for rotator cuff and labral repair, instability surgery, shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement, and latissimus transfer.

In addition, Dr. Freeman’s practice includes a significant amount of knee surgery, sports medicine, and general orthopaedics.

Dr. Freeman attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and performed his residency at UPMC Hamot. Dr. Freeman completed an AO fellowship in Surgical Preservation of the Hip under the guidance of Drs. Michael Leunig, Reinhold Ganz, and Martin Beck at the Schulthess-Klinik (the Swiss Olympic Medical Center) in Zurich, Switzerland. He was the first recipient of the prestigious International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA) traveling hip surgery fellowship where he spent time with Dr. Thomas Byrd, M.D., as a hip arthroscopy fellow at Nashville Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Freeman was selected as one of the prestigious Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Travelling Fellows in 2015, which involved touring major orthopaedic centers in the US, giving lectures, meeting with leaders of the field, and learning the most advanced surgical practices in knee surgery as well as shoulder and hip surgery.

In addition to being an active clinician, Dr. Freeman has contributed to academic orthopaedic surgery previously as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Science, Bethesda, MD. He is a Board Member of the Duval County Medical Society, and a Delegate to the Florida Medical Association.

Dr. Freeman spent 4 years as an active duty orthopaedic surgeon in the US Navy, primarily stationed at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. He also had the privilege of treating our service members in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2012.


JW Thomas Byrd MD, Kay Jones RN, Carl R Freeman MD. Labral Ossification of the Hip: “The Captured Hip.” Arthroscopy. Submitted Jan 2015

Carl R. Freeman MD, Michael Azzam MD, Michael Leunig MD. Surgical Care for Femoroacetabular Impingement and the Possibility of Preventing Hip Osteoarthritis. Review. Journal of Hip Preservation 2014. 1 (2):46-55.

Carl R. Freeman MD, Kay Jones RN, JW Thomas Byrd MD. Hip Arthroscopy for Legg Calve Perthes Disease: Minimum 2 Year Follow Up. Arthroscopy. 2013 Apr;29(4):666-74

Carl R. Freeman MD, Kelly R. McCormick MD, Donna Mahoney CHT, Mark Baratz MD, John D. Lubahn MD. Nonoperative Management of Distal Biceps Tendon Ruptures Compared with a Historical Control Group. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009;91:2329-2334

Carl Freeman MD, Michael Leunig MD, Martin Beck MD and Reinhold Ganz MD. “Anatomy of the Acetabulum.” Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum—Principles and Methods of Management, Marvin Tile, David Helfet, Jim Kellam, and Mark Vrahas. AO Trauma, 2015

Michael Leunig MD, Carl Freeman MD, Reinhold Ganz MD, and Martin Beck MD. “Anatomy of the Acetabulum.” The Adult Hip 3rd Ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2014


Carl R Freeman MD, Kay Jones MRN, JW Thomas Byrd MD. Hip Arthroscopy for Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease: Minimum Two-Year Follow-up. International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, May 2011 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. E-Poster Presentation


Board of Directors Duval County Medical Society

Delegate Florida Medical Society


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) International Society for Hip Arthroscopy

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JOI San Marco Office 1325 San Marco Blvd Suite 200 Jacksonville, FL USA 32207 View map Phone 904.858.6400 Fax 904.396.0388

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