Robert D. Santrock, MD


the body


the injury


the function

At Dovetail Orthopedics, our mission is simple: to replenish the body, rebuild the injury, and restore the function.  We focus on replenishing the body’s health and nutritional balance through evidence-based medical prescription vitamins and foods, ensuring optimal support for healing. Our commitment to rebuilding the injury involves utilizing regenerative treatments like PRP from Apex Biologix and TendoNova in-office therapies, as well as cutting-edge surgical options such as Lapiplasty® for comprehensive care.  Finally, we aim to restore function by offering a range of therapies, supportive garments, and proper footwear.

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Step 1

the Body

We focus on establishing and restoring your body’s health and nutritional balance. Through evidence-based medical prescription vitamins and foods, we ensure that your body receives the essential nutrients it needs for optimal healing and well-being both before, during and after orthopedic treatments and procedures.  Rebalance your body’s health and nutritional needs with EBM prescription vitamins and foods.

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Step 2

the Injury

We believe in rebuilding injuries to their fullest potential. Whether you’re exploring regenerative treatments like PRP therapy and TendoNova in-office treatments from Apex Biologix or considering cutting-edge surgery options like Lapiplasty®, we offer comprehensive solutions tailored to your specific needs. Our goal is to facilitate effective healing and reconstruction, restoring functionality and mobility for a better quality of life.

Step 3

the Function

We’re dedicated to restoring function and mobility to help you get back to the activities you love. Our range of therapies, supportive garments, and proper footwear options, including Incrediwear anti-inflammatory garments, Arize custom 3-D printed orthotics, and Edser custom Flopthotics, are designed to provide optimal support and comfort. With our personalized approach, we aim to enhance your recovery journey and empower you to live life to the fullest.

As Amelia Island’s premier destination for regenerative orthopedic care, we ensure personalized treatment plans that address your specific needs, promoting lasting relief and a return to an active lifestyle.

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Get back on your game: Now Offering Non-Invasive, In-Office Orthopedic Treatment

Welcome to the forefront of regenerative orthopedics at Dovetail Orthopedics. Our practice combines cutting-edge technologies and innovative treatments to provide comprehensive care for musculoskeletal conditions. With state-of-the-art imaging capabilities such as OXOS radiography and Clarius Ultrasound, we ensure accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plans. Additionally, we harness the power of regenerative therapies like Apex Biologix PRP and TendoNova to promote healing and tissue repair naturally. Complemented by wearable anti-inflammatory solutions like Incrediwear, our approach emphasizes holistic healing and patient empowerment. At Dovetail Orthopedics, we are committed to helping you regain mobility, alleviate pain, and achieve optimal orthopedic health.

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Achieve Lasting Relief and Renewed Mobility with Dovetail Orthopedics

At Dovetail Orthopedics, our mission is to empower you to reclaim your active lifestyle and enjoy enduring relief from orthopedic conditions. With our unique 3-tier approach and personalized treatment plans, we address the root causes of musculoskeletal issues and provide effective solutions tailored to your needs. Whether you’re seeking to replenish your body’s health, rebuild injuries, or restore function, our team of specialists is dedicated to guiding you on your journey to renewed mobility and enhanced well-being. Experience the difference with Dovetail Orthopedics and take the first step towards a brighter, pain-free future.

Experience Dovetail Orthopedics’ Unique, 3-Tier Treatment Approach:

REPLENISH the body

Rebalance your body’s health and nutritional needs with EBM prescription vitamins and foods.

REBUILD the injury

Harness the power of regenerative PRP or advanced reconstructive surgery, including Apex Biologix & TendoNova treatments or the revolutionary Lapiplasty® and other surgical procedures.

RESTORE the function

Regain function and mobility through therapeutic interventions, supportive garments, and customized footwear solutions like Incrediwear garments, Arize custom 3-D printed orthotics, and Edser custom Flopthotics.

Take a closer look at how Dovetail Orthopedics can help get you back to the lifestyle you deserve


Get back on your feet

At Dovetail Orthopedics, we offer a holistic approach to foot and ankle care that goes beyond aesthetics. We prioritize addressing the root causes of various conditions, ensuring enduring results, and empowering patients to regain mobility and confidence.

About Robert D. Santrock, MD

Dr. Santrock, an esteemed orthopedic surgeon, is renowned as the co-inventor of the revolutionary Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction System. With a remarkable career spanning over twenty years, Dr. Santrock has demonstrated exceptional expertise in general orthopedic and whole-body care, with a particular focus on foot and ankle surgery. His dedication to patient-oriented, compassionate care has made him an integral part of our community, where he is highly regarded for his personalized approach to orthopedic treatment. Dr. Santrock’s participation in academics, research, and industry innovation has played an integral role in advancing the field of bunion correction. Based in Amelia Island, Florida, he has been instrumental in developing and refining the Lapiplasty® system, a groundbreaking approach that addresses bunions as complex three-dimensional problems rather than mere bumps. His expertise and commitment to innovation have significantly impacted the field of orthopedics, offering patients a comprehensive solution for long-lasting bunion relief.  Dr. Santrock remains at the forefront of cutting-edge techniques and continues to enhance the lives of individuals seeking orthopedic care, helping them regain mobility, eliminate discomfort, and achieve optimal musculoskeletal health.

Lapiplasty Elite Center
Dr. Santrock is an Elite Center Lapiplasty® surgeon who has performed over four hundred Lapiplasty® Procedures. This is the highest designation of Lapiplasty® experienced surgeons. Dr. Santrock is a co-inventor of the Lapiplasty® system, and is a surgeon trainer as well.

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Success Stories

Our ultimate goal is patient recovery

At Dovetail Orthopedics, our ultimate goal is to guide patients through a successful recovery journey, helping them regain mobility, confidence, and overall well-being. We understand the importance of comprehensive care and personalized support during the recovery process. Our team is dedicated to providing top-notch orthopedic treatments and therapies tailored to each patient’s unique needs and goals. From initial consultation to post-treatment follow-ups, we are committed to supporting our patients every step of the way. Discover how our personalized approach to orthopedic care has positively impacted the lives of many by visiting our testimonials page.