Nathan J. Turnbull, MD


Special Interests

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


Clinic Locations

Orange City
New Smyrna Beach

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

hip and back pain

Good News: It’s Not Your Hip, It’s Your Back

Dr. Nathan Turnbull reviews how to differentiate between hip pain and back pain to better help you determine the source of your discomfort.

Physical Therapy After Surgery

Physical Therapy After Joint Surgery Is Essential

No matter what type of surgery you’re recovering from, undergoing physical therapy after surgery is essential to accelerate your recovery.

Hip and Knee Arthritis Osteoarthritis

Do this First for Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

Dr. Turnbull recommends that if you are suffering from hip or knee osteoarthritis, do these three things first to help get you back to what matters most.