Arthritis is a disease that causes severe pain and restricts the movement of your joints. Additionally, arthritis affects the actions you rely on to perform your everyday activities. There a many ways to treat this disease depending on its severity. Activity modifications, an exercise program, and oral medications can often manage milder forms of the disease. Several medications can be injected directly into the affected joint to ease the pain of and improve the function of joint cartilage. Bracing can be helpful for some patients with arthritis causing a deformity. Arthroscopic surgery can be of use in patients with pain related to torn or loose cartilage. With today’s technological advancements, end-stage arthritis can often be successfully treated by joint replacement and reconstruction.
The specialists of Florida Orthopaedic Institute provide comprehensive care for adult reconstruction and arthritis surgery. Our physicians have specialty training from some of the world’s best universities and research centers in the many areas of the body that can be affected with arthritis. We provide you the most current treatment options available to make living with this disease easier and to allow you to comfortably continue with your essential and recreational activities of life.
Florida Orthopaedic Institute surgeons lead the way with minimally invasive arthroscopic hip surgery, robotic-assisted total knee and hip replacement, tibial trial sensor technology and other cutting-edge orthopaedic techniques.
HIP PRESERVATION SURGERY
Technologies and procedures for care and repair of the hip have evolved significantly in recent years. If oral medication and physical therapy are not effective, patients are now offered the latest advanced technique – hip arthroscopy. For patients with pain related to torn or loose cartilage, or early arthritis with bone impingement, minimally invasive arthroscopic hip surgery is an excellent option which is performed as an out-patient procedure, through one or two small incisions. In many cases, arthroscopic treatment can minimize or significantly delay the need for a hip replacement. The specialists of Florida Orthopaedic Institute are among only a handful within the state of Florida qualified to provide this state-of-the-art therapy.
PRIMARY HIP & KNEE ARTHROPLASTY SURGERY
The arthritis specialists of Florida Orthopaedic Institute use numerous methods to treat arthritis depending on its severity including activity modification, exercise programs, and oral medications to manage milder forms of the disease. For more moderate forms of the disease, cutting-edge regenerative techniques including platelet rich plasma, and stem cell injections are offered to minimize the pain associated with the disease. When the hip or knee joint is either too arthritic, deformed, or both, a variety of replacement options are available, including total hip, partial hip, and total knee replacements.
Hip and knee replacements are one of the most successful operations ever developed, with patient satisfaction rates typically in excess of 90%. Florida Orthopaedic Institute surgeons perform thousands of these joint replacements each year. All have received Fellowship training in their specialty, from some of the world’s best universities and research centers, and now teach younger surgeons these same techniques, lecturing nationally and throughout the world.
These same surgeons have pioneered many of the operative procedures, and designed the very implants used to replace the hip and knee joints. All are board certified and recertified. As a result, these surgeons consistently use the most advanced techniques available, making them leaders in their field.
SAME DAY OUTPATIENT HIP & KNEE JOINT SURGERY
Florida Orthopaedic Institute surgeons have helped pioneer outpatient joint replacement, where patients can go home the same day as the surgery. Traditionally, patients have been admitted to the hospital for a period of two to four days. But with team control, excellent anesthesia, and surgeon expertise, same day replacements can be performed on selected patients. Patients come in an hour before the operation, have surgery, usually stay between three to four hours in the recovery unit, and then go home.
ROBOTIC JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY
One recent technique that the Florida Orthopaedic Institute Joint Replacement team has helped pioneer is the Mako® robotic-assisted surgery. This technology helps with the removal of diseased bone while preserving healthy bone and assists the surgeon in the ideal positioning of the implant, based on the patient’s anatomy. Mako technology provides surgeons with patient-specific 3-D models to pre-plan hip and knee replacements. Surgeons guide the Mako robotic arm during surgery, based on a patient-specific plan.
Common Arthritis Conditions
FOOT, ANKLE & LOWER LEG
- Adult Acquired Flatfoot
- Claw Toe
- Hallux Rigidus (Stiff Big Toe)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
HAND & WRIST
HIPS & THIGHS
- Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip
- Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hip (Osteoarthritis of the Hip)
- Inflammatory arthritis
KNEE & LEG
- Osteoarthritis of the Knee
- Prepatellar Bursitis (Kneecap Bursitis)
- Quadriceps Tendon Tear
- Septic Arthritis of the Knee
- Supracondylar Femoral Fracture
- Tibial Plateau Fracture
- Goosefoot (Pes Anserine) Bursitis of the Knee
- Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) of the Knee
- Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder, also called Degenerative Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) of the Shoulder
- Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis
- Spinal Stenosis
- Arthritis in the Sacroiliac Joint where the Spine and Hip Bone Meet
- Bone Growths caused by Osteoarthritis
- Arthritis of the Hip Joint