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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

AOI: New hip, shoulder or knee today, home tonight

John T. Williams Jr., MD (L) and Alfred J. Cook Jr., MD (R)

Recover in the comfort of your own home with outpatient total-joint replacement

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While most patients of Dr. Alfred J. Cook, Jr., and Dr. John Williams, Jr. can be treated without surgery, up to 80 percent of those who need a joint replacement of the hip, shoulder or knee can now have surgery in the morning and go home the same afternoon.

Benefits of Outpatient Joint Replacement

  • Recovery is in the comfort of your own home
  • Reduces risk of infection and exposure to communicable diseases
  • Pre/post-surgical education guides you through a successful recovery

Ideal Candidates are:

  • Highly motivated and able to follow post-surgical instructions;
  • Generally healthy, active and independent;
  •  Supported by a strong network of family and friends

If hip, shoulder or knee pain is affecting your quality of life and holdinyou back from participating in activities you once enjoyed, outpatient joint replacement surgery may be the solution. We’re here to provide you with life-changing relief.

Dr. Williams is at the forefront of hip and knee replacements and revision surgeries nationally. As director of the Einstein Medical Center Total Joint Program, in Philadelphia, he introduced some of the most-advanced surgical techniques available to reconstruct and replace hips in adults. He now performs most of his total knee and hip replacements on an outpatient basis for patients who are good candidates.

Dr. Cook is among the nation’s leaders in reverse shoulder replacements to restore rotator cuff function, performing more in a year than many orthopedic surgeons do in a lifetime. The majority of his shoulder replacements are now being done as outpatients. These types of revolutionary procedures are helping patients who are “pseudo paralyzed” from their conditions return to the sports and activities they most enjoy.

Our orthopedic surgeons, nurse practitioners, radiology technologist, medical assistant, physical therapists and aids, and support staff take pride in providing fully-integrated orthopedic care. Our state-of-the-art facility includes on-site x-ray and outpatient physical therapy to get you back in motion more quickly.


Megan Benoit, MSN, FNP-C, APRN, RNFA

Megan Benoit, MSN, FNP-C, APRN, RNFA

Megan works with Dr. Williams, seeing patients, providing pre- and postoperative education and care, visiting patients in the hospital and rehabilitation facilities and assisting in surgery.

Her nursing philosophy is to treat the whole patient, and she feels her patients are really receptive to that. “For some patients it’s enough to be able to walk without pain. Others want to get back to their active lives, play golf or enjoy more of the things they love to do. I believe you help tailor their treatments to what they’re looking for. Working with Dr. Williams is amazing.”


Heather Fleming, MSN, APRN-C, RNFA

Heather Fleming, MSN, APRN-C, RNFA

Heather works with Dr. Cook in clinic and the OR, and is excited to help educate her patients, prepare them for procedures, and coordinate their home health, rehab, transportation and other care needs.

“We’re here for often when they’re in the worst shape of their lives. They may have broken an arm or a hip, torn a rotator cuff or worn out a knee. They’re here because they want to get better and they know this is a great place to do that. I’m able to give Dr. Cook more time to do what he does best and our patients get the best of both of us.





AOI Integrates it’s Approaching to Getting You back in Motion

Regenerative Therapy (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) uses a patient’s own blood, which is drawn in our office and spun in a centrifuge, to stimulate the body’s natural repair process. PRP can help regenerate tissue in damaged joints, tendons or ligaments. It is used to reduce pain and swelling, increase range of motion, speed recovery, Increase flexibility, and recover mobility. PRP is helpful in treating arthritis, bursitis, chronic pain, degenerative conditions, fractures, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, sprains, and more.

Physical Therapy

Conditions that cause pain or limited mobility often benefit from specialized orthopedic physical therapy. We help patients regain mobility, strength and range of motion and also focus on making sure patients heal quickly and safely after injuries and surgery.

Onsite X-Ray

Sean LeClerc, RT(R), has the expertise and knowledge in orthopedic imaging to make your experience better. X-ray images are made during your appointment to see the extent of your injury or how well you are healing.

Our Services

  • Sports Medicine
  • Total Joint Replacement Of The Hip, Knee And Shoulder
  • Revision Total Joint Replacement
  • Early Intervention And Cartilage Regeneration
  • Stem Cell Treatment
  • Fractures Of The Upper And Lower Extremities
  • Physical Therapy And Sports Rehabilitation
  • Bracing And Orthotics
  • Onsite X-Ray
  • PRP Soft Tissue And Joint Injections

AOI introduces its own line of CBD products

People who suffer from arthritis and other types of joint pain may have considered cannabis-based treatments, such as cannabidiol (CBD) oil, as an alternative to opiod and other prescription medications. They may also be unsure about which ones to buy, and where to buy them.

After considerable research and due diligence, AOI has introduced its own line of CBD products to give patients a healthier alternative for pain relief.

Benefits include:

  • Minimal (if any) side effects
  • Few known medication interactions
  • Reduced inflammation throughout the body not just joints, muscles and tendons.

AOI CBD products are available to patients and non-patients by visiting the office during normal hours, and include:

  • Pain Management CBD Salve
  • Full-Spectrum CBD Sublingual Tincture (Peppermint and Natural)
  • CBD Salve/ Pain Stick
  • Massage Oil Lotion

Let’s get you back to living

For all of our advanced technologies and leading-edge breakthroughs in joint repair and replacement, the advancements we are most proud of at AOI are those that our patients make in reclaiming their quality of life. If you are experiencing pain or weakness in a knee, shoulder, or hip and feel it’s time to do something about it, there’s no time like right now. If you have other musculoskeletal problems that are causing you pain, get moving and call for your appointment to come see us. We’re here for you.

1400 N US Hwy 441, Suite 552
The Villages, FL 32159


fax: 855.420.1047

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