About Aaron K Mates

Originally from the suburbs of Chicago and New York, Dr. Mates trained in Alabama for his medical school and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed his fellowship in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle at the Andrews Institute for Sports Medicine. His mentors included team physicians at the college and professional level. Under their guidance he learned stat of the art techniques and obtained specialized training in all Foot and Ankle disorders of the athlete, weekend warrior and non-athlete from the adolescent to the geriatric population. Dr. Mates has unique skills in managing not only Foot and Ankle disorders but athletic performance and rehabilitation. He employs modern tools including arthroscopic assisted stem cell technology and subchondroplasty for cartilage restoration. For irreparable end stage arthritis he offers new technology in performing total ankle replacement. In addition to fracture care, flat foot and high arch reconstruction, Dr. Mates cares for forefoot disorders including plantar plate tears, bunions and hammer toes.

As a medical doctor and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Mates uses evidence based medicine as the standard of care in his practice to provide patients with sound, tested treatment protocols. He strives to provide quality, value-based, patient-focused care through educating and guiding his patients. He understands the patient's time is valuable and will make every effort to maximize the patient's comfort and convenience throughout the visit.


Medical School
University of South Alabama

University of South Alabama Medical Center

University of South Alabama Medical Center

Andrews Institute Foot and Ankle



Languages Spoken


Procedures & Conditions

Ankle and foot arthritis, ankle fusions and replacements, foot fusions and reconstructions, Ligament and articular cartilage injury reconstruction and repair, achilles tenonopathy, plantar fasciitis, flat foot and high arch reconstruction, fracture care, neurological disorders, neuromas, bunion and hammer toe correction, plantar plate repairs, charcot reconstruction, sports injuries, tendon disorders and injuries


Orthopedics-Foot And Ankle

Office Locations

Florida Joint Care Institute
2165 Little Road
Trinity, FL 34655
Phone: 727-372-6637
Fax: 727-375-5044

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8am-4pm Friday: 8am-12 Noon

Accepted Insurance

Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Humana, Cigna, Molina, Care Plus, Tricare/VA, United Healthcare, AVmed, Simply, Evolutions, Freedom and Optimum, Ultimate, Emblem-GHI