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As world-renowned experts in all aspects of orthopedic medicine, Florida Orthopaedic Institute physicians are often featured in the news media. Bookmark this page and check back often to see the latest news stories on Florida Orthopaedic Institute and its highly skilled team of orthopedic experts. Click here to view our complete video library.

FOOT SOLUTIONS AND FINDING THE BEST RUNNING SHOE

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It’s prime running season, and many are finally following through on those new year’s resolutions to work out more. Although it sounds great, those with foot problems feel stuck – they either run with pain or resort to buying expensive shoes that “fix” the problem. So, we asked do running/walking shoes really matter and how can people with foot issues (75 percent of Americans will experience foot health problems) get moving without going broke or suffering in pain. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Dolfi Herscovici, Jr. joins us now with tips on what you really need to know.
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LAWMAKERS WANT TO CUT $622 MILLION FROM MEDICAID

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It’s a “money emergency” in the making for Florida hospitals.

State lawmakers in Tallahassee, under pressure to balance the budget, are now proposing punishing cuts to Medicaid that would take away as much as $622 million from hospitals next year.

What’s most in jeopardy are the most vulnerable population covered by Medicaid.

“So, in the state of Florida , children, medically complex children, the elderly, and the disabled are covered by Medicaid,” says Keri Eisenbeis with BayCare Health System
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DR. KENNETH GUSTKE DEBUTS TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE PERFORMED WITH HIGHLY-ADVANCED ROBOTIC ARM TECHNOLOGY IN TAMPA

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New Technology Enables a New Level of Accuracy and Reproducibility for Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Tampa, FL. (December 14, 2016) – Florida Orthopaedic Institute surgeon Dr. Kenneth Gustke is the first to perform a total knee replacement surgery using the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System in Tampa. The Mako system is a surgeon-controlled robotic arm technology that enables accurate alignment and placement of implants.

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Florida Orthopaedic Institute Completes 20th Robotic Partial Knee Replacement and Without a CT Scan

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Less pain and swelling post-operatively than traditional total joint replacement methods

Tampa, FL. (June 24, 2016.) – Florida Orthopaedic Institute announced today that Michael A. Miranda, D.O. completed the 20th case of partial knee replacement using the NAVIO® Surgery System. As the only location in Florida with the NAVIO robotic assisted surgical system, it allows FOI surgeons to perform precise and accurate partial knee replacements. This system, developed by medical device maker Smith & Nephew, involves only a simple x-ray rather than a time-consuming and radiation-intensive CT scan, before the surgeon uses advanced planning software to tailor the surgery to the patient’s anatomy, align the implant, and balance the knee.

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Florida Doctor First to Perform CT-Free, Robotic Orthopedic Surgery Using Implant New to U.S.

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TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 2, 2015) – Florida Orthopaedic Institute announces that Dr. Michael Miranda is the first physician in Florida to use the Blue Belt Technologies Navio® Surgical System, a robotic-controlled handpiece. Dr. Miranda used the technology to perform a partial knee replacement on Friday and, for the first time in the country, implemented a ZUK uni-compartmental knee implant. The implant was introduced globally in 2004 and was acquired in June 2015 by Smith & Nephew.

The Navio technology for partial knee replacements utilizes an advanced CT-free, intra-operative registration, planning and navigation platform to assist the surgeon in building patient-specific surgical plans. During Friday’s procedure, the robotic-controlled handpiece assisted Dr. Miranda in preparing the bone to enable highly precise and consistent results for optimal outcomes.

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Florida Orthopaedic Announces Senior Strong Program

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Florida Orthopaedic Institute Introduces Senior Strong

The SENIOR STRONG program, created by Florida Orthopaedic’s Dr. Grayson, is designed to proactively provide seniors with key fitness techniques to maintain healthy and active lifestyles through decreasing falls, increasing energy levels. The SENIOR STRONG Program incorporates lower extremity resistance strength exercises, balance exercises, and functional movements and is customized to each patient.

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