U.S. Orthopaedic Partners, an orthopedic care platform that provides the full continuum of musculoskeletal treatment to patients in the Southeastern U.S., has made a strategic partnership with North Alabama Bone & Joint Clinic P.C. USOP is a portfolio company of private equity firm FFL Partners.

NABJC of Florence, Ala., is a provider of musculoskeletal treatment, emergency coverage and diagnostics, with a practice comprised of seven board certified physicians and six physician assistants. NABJC offers surgical and non-surgical treatments in sports medicine, physical rehabilitation, pediatrics, and other specialized services to patients across the Northern Alabama, Southern Tennessee, and Northeastern Mississippi communities.

“We are thrilled with the progress of the platform and are honored that the North Alabama Bone & Joint Clinic has entrusted us to help lead them into the future,” said Glen Silverman, chief executive officer of U.S. Orthopaedic Partners. “This practice is known for its exceptional musculo-skeletal care that, when coupled with our recently announced partnership with Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, enables us to be well positioned to serve patients throughout the State of Alabama. As we lead our orthopedic network into the future of integrated patient care, we are excited about the strong growth opportunities that lie ahead.”

“Our dedicated and talented physicians at NABJC will benefit from the strong operational support services offered by USOP,” said Tammy Highfield, chief executive officer of North Alabama Bone & Joint Clinic.

“My partners and I are very excited about the opportunity to work with USOP in partnership with other elite practices across the Southeast.  We strongly feel that this decision will enable us to continue provide first-class resources and state-of-the-art services that our patients have come to expect and deserve,” added Dr. A.E. Joiner, surgeon at NABJC.