Kenneth A. Gustke, M.D.

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“I love being able to apply the latest surgical techniques to help my patients achieve a better quality of life.”

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Dr. Gustke is a founding member and past President of Florida Orthopaedic Institute. He received his medical education at Wayne State University and completed his orthopedic residency at Henry Ford Hospital, both in Detroit. Dr. Gustke received additional training in joint replacement and arthritis surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, and completed a fellowship in joint replacement and adult orthopedic reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Gustke is renowned on the national and international level for his pioneering efforts in joint replacement surgery implant design and surgical technique. He is the co-designer of eight total hip replacement implants and a complete total knee replacement system which includes four different types of total knee implants. His implants have been implanted by other surgeons in hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide. He also holds three patents on hip replacement design. Dr. Gustke has been a primary developer of muscle sparing minimally invasive knee and hip replacement surgical techniques. As a consultant to a computer navigation company, he assists in the development of computer-assisted surgical techniques and instrumentation.

He has published numerous articles, textbook chapters, and technical monographs and has edited two professional journals. He has presented lectures at more than 400 local, national, and international forums. Twice yearly, he travels to Europe to perform and instruct orthopedic surgeons on the art of total knee replacement surgery. He monthly has national and international orthopedic surgeons visit him in Tampa for two to four day observerships.

Dr. Gustke has practiced medicine in Tampa for the past twenty-four years. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a founding member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.


  • Medical Degree, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Henry Ford Hospital, Orthopaedic
  • Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Orthopaedic Surgery: Arthritis Surgery and Total Joint Reconstruction

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In 1994 after thorough research to find the best ortho surgeon in the Tampa Bay area I chose Dr. Gustke to do a knee replacement. He did a Tibial Osteotomy and 18 years later I stil have no pain or complications. I'm an avid pilot and exercise regularly with no discomfort ever. thanks and I guess my research payed off pretty well.

Ed Huntley(seventy three years young)

I have had three major surgeries performed by Dr. Gustke. He did a total right hip replacement for me in February 2012. Then in June 2013, he did a total right knee replacement. This year, 2014, in April, he did a total left hip replacement. In every case, my recovery was swift and complete. I had no complications with the joint replacements and I am now pain free. Dr. Gustke and his entire staff as well as the staff at Tampa General Hospital have all been top-notch, terrific! I am almost looking forward to having my left knee replaced some day... but only by Dr. Gustke. Kudos to Florida Orthopedic Institute!

Nancy Manion

Dr. Gustke did hip replacement surgery with bone grafting Nov. 13,1990. Yes, almost 25 years and still in great shape. I no longer live in Florida but the surgeon here is amazed by my terrific result. Words truly can't express what a difference surgery made or how grateful I am to have been a patient of Dr. Gustke. Thank you!

Rene hanshue