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Dr. Jan Szatkowski

Orthopedic Surgery
FL
17 years experience male

Locations

Orthopaedic

FL

Address

FL
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Tricare

Aetna

Medicaid

Medicare

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

CIGNA Health Care

About

Bio

Dr. Szatkowski is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma surgeon who specializes in preventing or reducing permanent disability in the most complex orthopaedic cases. Dr. Szatkowski treats patients for various orthopaedic needs such as post-traumatic arthritis, simple and complex fractures, revision surgery and joint replacement surgery at the Andrews Institute. Dr. Szatkowski has previously practiced in Chicago, where he was the chairman of orthopaedics at one of the busiest trauma centers in the country, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Szatkowski completed a fellowship at Campbell Clinic's Level 1 Trauma Center at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Szatkowski is passionate about providing the highest quality of care possible with open, honest communications with patients; treating the patient as an entire person, rather than just the immediate medical problem.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Licenses

United States: Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi

Doctor Q&A

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Are you having pain?: Hi. Are you have any pain, swelling, redness, is the skin intact? A thorough evaluation by a licensed professional can help rule out any major injury... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Protocol: The treatment of open fractures should follow standard protocols that have been shown to reduce the risk of complications, namely infection. 1. Give a... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Pain: Pain, swelling, and deformity can be common signs. Often times pain with weight bearing is often present as well. See your orthopaedic surgeon to get ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Diet and exercise : As we all mature it's gets more difficult to build and keep muscle on. I would advise seeing a trainer and nutritionist to help you develop a winning ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Check with your doc: Without knowing your injury it is very difficult to make a determination if you should still wear the boot. I agree with some of the other doctors tha... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Please get evaluated: With continued pain that is not improved with conservative management. Further evaluation is necessary. The differential includes possible stress frac... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Is it broken?: Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Physical Exercise: During pregnancy is important. Specific recommendations should come from your sister's ob/gyn as they know the specific health details of the pregnanc... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Multiple causes: Hip pain can have multiple causes including but not limited to trauma, labral tears, arthritis, tendinitis, infection, and neoplasm. A thorough histo... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Get evaluated: Thigh pain could have multiple causes including trauma, nerve compression, vascular disease, and even be medication related. A thorough physical and p... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Get it checked: Would suggest getting it checked by your surgeon. If the ara where the skin"ripped" is part of your previous incision it may need anything from local ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Pain meds?: I would recommend getting evaluated. Likely it is from pain medication. If any chest pain or shortness of breath please go to the emergency room and c... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Maisonneuve fracture: I would recommend getting evaluated. A proximal fibular fracture can be associated with an ankle injury as well. Both joints need to be imaged and exa... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Referred pain?: Shoulder pain can have many different causes. Obviously the actual shoulder can be one but many times there can be referred pain from the cervical spi... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Please get examined: With continued pain after a trauma, a physical exam and possible imaging studies are necessary to evaluate your condition. One could have a fracture ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Possibly : Tingling and pain can have many different causes including trauma, vascular injury, positional stress (elbow bent for long periods of time), as well a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Please get evaluated: Shoulder pain and your "pop," could have multiple causes or reasons. If the pain is intractable and motion is limited, an ED visit is often necessary.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Varies: The recovery time for a standard ACL is usually 6-12 months, however, that will vary based on physical demand, overall general health, and fitness goa... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Tendonitis/Mensiscus: Get evaluated and consider imaging such as an MRI to evaluate your cause of pain. Initial MRI's can sometimes be negative or perhaps your pain is comi... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Second opinion: The fourth metacarpal is not a very common area for a stress fracture. I would recommend seeing an orthopedic surgeon. A general orthopedic surgeon, a... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
The knee's shock: Absorber. There is both a medial and lateral meniscus. It is made up of a different type of cartilage then what is on the end of your femur and tibia ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
It depends: On what was your ulna variance prior to the original surgery. Many times it can be helpful to look at the other wrist. This is a common finding after ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
It depends: Many people have degenerative rotator cuff tears as we mature. Non operative conservative treatment should be the first line of treatment. This often ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Get evaluated: When someone has continued pain after trying conservative methods I would recommend an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon or urgent care/ED. Physical... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Get checked out: Most casts should fit snug enough to not allow for significant movement as the purpose of a cast is to immobilize. If there is movement in a cast, the... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
It depends: Fractures can take a very variable rate of time to heal. Tibial shaft fractures if closed and not open injuries can take an average of 3 to 12 months ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Get evaluated: Ankle pain can have multiple causes including but not limited to trauma, arthritis, tendinitis, infection, and neoplasm. A thorough history and physi... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Difficult to tell: Heel pain can be caused by multiple things from gout to trauma. Plantar fasciitis or even Achilles tendonitis can cause pain as well. Bone spurs are ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Get evaluated: Sciatic and low back pain can often coincide and there is a great range in the symptoms experienced by people. When pain and symptoms do not improve, ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Ask your surgeon: So many variables to consider based on your question and description of events. The best thing I would recommend is to talk to your surgeon. She or he... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Get evaluated: Patello-femoral knee pain (pain behind the knee cap) can have multiple causes including but not limited to trauma, infection, and neoplasm. Patello-f... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
It depends: Many people have degenerative rotator cuff tears as we mature. Non operative conservative treatment should be the first line of treatment. This often ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Its common: Posterior tibial tendon insufficiency is the most common cause of adult-acquired flatfoot deformity. More common in women and often presents in the si... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
It depends: Many people have degenerative rotator cuff tears as we mature. Non operative conservative treatment should be the first line of treatment. This often ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Not usually: Foot conditions can cause knee pain sometimes but knee pain can have multiple causes including but not limited to trauma, arthritis, tendinitis, infe... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
It depends: Reactive edema basically translates to inflammation. Inflammation can be caused by multiple things including but not limited to acute trauma, repetiti... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Personal trainer: Weight lifting when done properly can be great for your health and bones. Its best to get advice from someone who can observe your technique and make ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Possibly: At 10 weeks it's not uncommon to still have symptoms after a wrist fracture. The amount of symptoms depends on your initial fracture and injury patter... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
It depends: Everyone is different and every fracture is different. Each injury requires a various amount of healing before function can be restored. If surgery i... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
It depends: A fracture of the patella(knee cap) needs to be appropriately evaluated a treated by an orthopedic surgeon. Xrays and a examination are essential to ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Pain and: Fractures (broken bones) often are associated with swelling, pain, and bruising. If the fracture is out of place or mal-aligned a deformity can someti... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
It depends: on whether the tear is at origin/insertion versus intra-muscular. Please see a professional who will do a thorough exam and possible diagnostic imagin... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Delayed Union: Many cuboid fractures are not initially seen on plain x-rays and their diagnosis can be delayed. Would recommend getting rechecked to evaluate healing... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
It depends: Many people suffer from lateral ankle injuries. At your age, I would get evaluated. Many times when an ankle is injured, it is prone to re-injury if n... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Possibly: With pain, swelling, and bruising I would get x-rays. The mechanism you describe could result in a fracture. Good luck
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A female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
It depends: Swelling for some time is very normal and common. Persistent swelling or swelling that doesnt respond to elevation should be evaluated as it could be ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
See an MD ASAP: Elbow pain that sounds this severe needs to be evaluated. It can be anything from a fracture to an infection of the bursa or anything in between. An e... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
It depends: This depends on the type of scaphoid fracture you have. Some scaphoid fractures can be treated non-operatively in a thumb spica cast while others ofte... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Get evaluated: Patello-femoral knee pain (pain behind the knee cap) can have multiple causes including but not limited to trauma, infection, and neoplasm. Patello-f... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Get evaluated: Your pain can have multiple sources, but it sounds like you may have a "positive straight leg raise," which means potential nerve compression. Nerve c... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Szatkowski is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Szatkowski is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This saved my life. Thank you. So very happy you told me to get it checked out! I'm afraid of what wouldn't have happened if I didnt! Thank you
HealthTap member
I've had it changed abt 6 times.but the pain is unbearable. I will go to the hospital 2moro and have it checked again..thank you doctor x
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This made me feel good. Thanks! This confirmed what I thought to be true. Definitely puts my mind at ease hearing it! Thank you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

MAYO CLINIC

Awards

On Time Physician Award, Patient's Choice
2011 Patient Choice Award
Top Doctor, First Place, Pensacola Region - Fall
2015

Affiliations

University Of South Alabama Medical Center
Andrews Institute
Baptist Hospital
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