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Expertise of Michael D. Watson, MD

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Michael Watson, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with more than three decades of experience in reconstructive surgery as well as other orthopedic procedures such as knee and shoulder arthroscopy, treatment of hand and elbow disorders, and fracture care. He also specializes in routine and complex hip and knee replacement. Dr. Watson has a strong athletic background and has used his experiences to provide sports medicine to local and professional sports teams including the New Orleans Saints. He has also served as a captain in the United States Army providing medical care at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Watson cares for patients of all ages.

Personal Interests

Running, golf, fishing, cooking.

Care Philosophy

Dr. Watson understands the value of an empathetic doctor-patient relationship. It's his mission to treat you like he would want to be treated if he was a patient — with compassion, respect and skill.

Awards & Recognitions
2001 Southern Illinois School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics Orthopaedic Resident Instructor of the Year
Areas Served
Sebring, FL
Languages Spoken

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine


Orthopedic Surgery at Ochsner Foundation Hospital

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children

Orthopedic Surgery at Southern Louisiana Medical Center

Medical Organization Memberships and Committees

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Medical Association

Board Certification

Orthopedic Surgery: The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Watson, M.D., Dimartino,,P.P. (1987). Incidence of Injuries in High School Track and Field Athletes and Its Relationship to Performance Ability. The American Journal of Sports Medicine; 15(3), 251-254.

Watson, M.D., Kaye, J.J. (1988). Traumatic Venous Aneurysm Presenting as a Ganglion Cyst. A case report. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery; 70a(8). Presented at Louisiana Orthopedic Association.

Watson, M.D., Dunn, A.W., Johnson, C.L., McFarland, G.B. (1989).The Clinical Effects of Epidural Morphine Analgesia Following Total Knee Replacement Surgery - A Randomized Prospective Study. Presented in part at The Southern Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting.

Watson, M.D., Vanfleet, M.D., Raab, M.D. (1997). Popliteal Vein Thrombosis Causing Compartment Syndrome. A case report. Phlebotomy Digest; 2(16).

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