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Pain Relief Centers, an affiliate of Physician Partners of America, is now offering orthopedic care by Dr. Keith Girton in Orlando. Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics is a specialty focused on conditions involving the bones and musculoskeletal system as a whole.

Dr. Keith Girton is one of our highly skilled, board-certified orthopedic surgeons and minimally invasive laser spine surgeons at Pain Relief Center’s Orlando clinic. With more than 30 years of orthopedic experience, his practice comprises of a wide variety of surgical procedures.

Columbus, Ohio native, Dr. Girton stuck to his roots, attending a combined program with Otterbein College and The Ohio State University, completing both his BA and M.D. degrees in six years.

After completing a family practice residency and becoming board-certified in family medicine, he went on to complete an orthopedic surgery residency at Ft. Worth Affiliated Hospitals in Ft. Worth, Texas. He then joined the U. S. Air Force, where he attained the rank of major and served as an orthopedic surgeon at Scott AFB near Bellville, Ill., and became certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

He later joined the Laser Spine Institute and practiced minimally invasive outpatient spine surgery primarily in the Philadelphia area, where he was featured in Philadelphia magazine’s Top Docs edition and where he was honored as Most Valuable Surgeon for the Laser Spine Institute’s seven national facilities in 2013.

Dr. Girton has completed upwards of an impressive 6,000 minimally invasive outpatient spinal surgeries on patients from every state as well as various countries including Egypt, Bahrain, South Africa, Nigeria and Venezuela.

Dr. Girton made the decision to move to Florida in 2019 and join Pain Relief Centers.

“I’m excited to be part of the team at Pain Relief Centers and Physician Partners of America. I’m looking forward to offering orthopedic care to Orange county residents,” he says.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Keith Girton is excited to bring his specialty in orthopedics to Pain Relief Center’s Orlando clinic at 1724 33rd St., Suite #200, Orlando, FL 32839. For more information, please click here.

The sacroiliac (SI Joint) can be found in the pelvis, right between the ilium and sacrum. It is also the lowest part of the spine and sits right above the tailbone. This joint is very important because it transfers energy from the upper part of the body to the lower part and is an essential component for shock absorption during activities such as walking.

About 25% of patients lower back pain stems from the SI joint. This is because although activity is good for you, it can also lead to more pressure and strain on these specific joints.


“If it can be established that pain is originating from the sacroiliac joint, there are new, minimally invasive treatment options that can be employed on an outpatient basis to provide lasting pain relief,” says Keith Girton, M.D. with Physician Partners of America’s Melbourne, Florida location.


The SI joint fusion and iFuse Implant System Is intended for use during a minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion. The actual procedure itself is performed in an operating room, with either general or spinal anesthesia. The iFuse Implant System requires a small incision (about one to two inches long), along the side of the buttock. The whole MIS SI joint procedure takes about an hour, and recovery time is significantly less than open surgery.



This procedure can be beneficial to someone who has chronic pain and discomfort within the SI joints and has not been successful with more conservative treatments such as physical therapy and injections. The SI joint fusion provides stability to the SI joint. With our minimally invasive technique, triangular shaped implants will be inserted to provide maximum protection to surrounding tissues.


Benefits of SI Joint fusions include:

  • Minimal down time
  • Small incisions
  • No hospital stay
  • Regain quality of life


We have quality doctors certified in the iFuse Implant System. If you think this might be a procedure that fits your needs, please contact us to find out if you’re a candidate.