Nathan J. Turnbull, MD


Special Interests

Joint Preservation, Resurfacing and Replacement
MAKOplasty® (robotic-arm assisted surgery)
Hip and Knee Care
General Orthopaedics
Sports Medicine 


Clinic Locations

Orange City
New Smyrna

Education & Training

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship, Adult Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee, Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc., Columbus, OH 
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Orlando Health, Orlando, FL 
  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Miami, FL 


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 


Dr. Nathan Turnbull is a boardcertified, fellowshiptrained orthopaedic surgeon. Dr. Turnbull provides general orthopaedic care, with a special interest in knee and hip replacement. He is the only surgeon at Florida Orthopaedic Associates to perform direct anterior hip replacement surgeries.

Dr. Turnbull received his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He went on to complete his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Orlando Health, a Level 1 Trauma Center, where he was exposed to complex fractures, joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery.

This interest in total joint replacement led to his fellowship with Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc. in Ohio, where he gained subspecialty training in reconstruction of the hip and knee. Dr. Turnbull has experience in direct anterior hip replacement, minimally invasive partial knee replacement, and reconstruction of failed hip and knee replacements. His residency at a Level 1 Trauma Center has also prepared him to provide complete fracture care.

During his training, Dr. Turnbull published peer-reviewed articles and presented at national orthopaedic meetings on topics that include periprosthetic knee fractures, partial knee replacements, and the treatment of infected knee and hip replacements. In addition, he has co-authored book chapters on the direct anterior hip replacement and partial knee replacements. 

Recent Posts


Robotic Technology for Total Knee Replacement 

Dr. Reed outlines what it means when your surgeon uses a computer to assist with your joint replacement surgery and benefits of such a procedure. 


Meniscus Tear Knee Injuries – What You Need to Know

Meniscus tears are common knee injuries in athletes; however, an awkward twist getting out of a chair may be enough to cause a tear in an aging meniscus.


Using a Direct Anterior Approach for Hip Replacement

If you are curious about the direct anterior approach, Dr. Turnbull answers some questions to consider before speaking with a surgeon.