Knee & Leg

The knee is the body’s largest joint. It’s the place where three bones meet: the tibia, the femur and the patella. The knee is a “hinge” joint, allowing the leg to bend in one direction only.  The knee is quite able to supply enough strength for running, squatting, jumping, and turning, but it doesn’t have the range of motion of other joints like the shoulders, wrists, or even the elbows. In fact, it has almost no ability to rotate.

The knee is a complex system of supportive and moving parts, including bones, cartilage, muscles, tendons and ligaments, each of which is subject to injury or disease. Because of this, treatment of knee-related injuries and disorders requires a set of distinct skills and experience.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s knee specialists provide comprehensive knee care from diagnosis through treatment and rehabilitation. Our goal is to first explain to patients the diagnosis and available treatment option, and then customize a treatment plan specific to the patient’s need. Factors we consider include the injury, activity goals, job requirements and recovery timeline.

If conservative treatment options are not effective, we may offer patients the latest advancements in knee surgery including cartilage, restoration and total knee replacement.

Knee Replacement: Teaming Up for Success

See how Dr. Bernasek helped one patient stay active after a knee replacement.

Total Knee Replacement

May 10, 2016

Knee Replacement: Teaming Up for Success

May 10, 2016

New Life for Aging Joints

May 10, 2016

Same Day Total Knee Surgery

May 9, 2016

Dr. Grant Garlick

May 8, 2016

Dr. Thomas Bernasek

May 8, 2016

Dr. Kenneth Gustke

May 8, 2016

Dr. Steven Lyons

May 8, 2016

Dr. Michael Miranda

May 8, 2016

Common Knee & Leg Conditions

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear
  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) of the Knee
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Fractures of the Tibial Spine
  • Goosefoot (Pes Anserine) Bursitis of the Knee
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee
  • Patellar Fracture (Broken Knee Cap)
  • Patellar Tendon Rupture
  • Patellar Tracking Disorder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)
  • Prepatellar Bursitis (Kneecap Bursitis)
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tear
  • Septic Arthritis of the Knee
  • Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
  • Supracondylar Femoral Fracture
  • Tibial Fractures
  • Tibial Plateau Fracture
  • Torn Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)

Common Knee & Leg Procedures

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring
  • ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring using Arthrotek® and EZLOC™ Devices
  • Arthroscopic Chondroplasty
  • Arthrosurface® Hemicap® Resurfacing
  • Autologous Chrondrocyte Transplantation
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Fluoroscopic Guided Steroid Injection for Knee Pain
  • High Tibial Osteotomy
  • Hylagan® Injection for Knee Pain (Flouroscipic Guided)
  • Joint Arthroscopy
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Lateral Release and Medial Imbrication
  • Loose Body Removal (Knee)
  • Meniscal Transplant
  • Meniscus
  • Microfracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated Chondral Defect
  • Mini-Incision Total Knee Replacement
  • Oats Cartilage Repair Surgery
  • Orthoglide® Medial Knee Implant
  • Partial Knee Replacement (using Oxford® Implant)
  • Partial Meniscectomy
  • Patellogemoral Replacement
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
  • Revision Knee Surgery
  • Revision Knee with Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy
  • Tibial Osteotomy with Closed Wedge
  • Tibial Osteotomy with Open Wedge
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Visco-Supplementation for Arthritis of the Knee

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