Joints and Spine

Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Pain Management, Sports Medicine, Spine Surgery and Arthroscopic Surgery, Foot and Ankle, and much more.

Our Specialties

  • Joint replacement
  • Quadriceps sparing knee replacement
  • Anterior total hip replacement
  • Makoplasty/ Robotic surgery
  • Hand, wrist, elbow & shoulder
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Sports medicine
  • Interventional spine
    • Spinal cord stimulator trials
    • Radiofrequency ablations (RFA)
    • Platelet rich plasma (PRP)
    • Fracture careSpine surgery
  • Digital X-rays
  • Open MRI

Educational Videos

 

Do I need a joint replacement?

Whether you are starting to experience pain and loss of mobility in your hips or knees, have been treating joint pain for some time, are about to have or had surgery already, we can help you make informed decisions about your care.

Physical Therapy after Knee Replacement

As much as anything in life, the more you put in, the more you will get out. Surgeons say that it is not just what you do during physical therapy after a knee replacement but what you do on your own that will lead to a successful outcome. This video is a great guide for physical therapy exercises to do at home after knee replacement surgery.

Physical Therapy after Hip Replacement

As much as anything in life, the more you put in, the more you will get out. Surgeons say that it is not just what you do during physical therapy after a hip replacement but what you do on your own that will lead to a successful outcome. This video is a great guide for basic physical therapy exercises to do at home after hip replacement surgery.

Partial Knee Replacement Surgery Video

This video shows a unicompartmental knee replacement surgery; otherwise known as a “partial knee replacement.” You will see what takes place before, during and after surgery.

Warning: This video is of an actual surgery shot in an operating room and contains graphic images of blood, tissue and bone.

Stretching Exercises after Hip or Knee Replacement Video

As much as anything in life, the more you put in, the more you will get out. Surgeons say that it is not just what you do during physical therapy after a knee replacement but what you do on your own that will lead to a successful outcome. This video is a great guide for basic stretches to do at home before and after you’ve had hip or knee replacement surgery.

Hip Replacement Surgery – Mini-Posterior Approach

This video shows a hip replacement surgery where the surgeon uses the mini-posterior approach – accessing the joint from the back of the hip. You will see what takes place before, during and after surgery.

Warning: This video is of an actual surgery shot in an operating room and contains graphic images of blood, tissue and bone.

Hip Replacement Surgery – Anterior Approach Video

This video shows a hip replacement surgery where the surgeon uses the anterior approach – accessing the joint from the front of the hip. You will see what takes place before, during and after surgery.

Warning: This video is of an actual surgery shot in an operating room and contains graphic images of blood, tissue and bone.

We treat the following areas

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Hands & Wrist

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Knee & Leg

Our team can help restore you to an active, pain-free lifestyle with minimal invasion and optimal care.

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Hip Replacement

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Spine and Back

Our goal of spine surgery is to relieve pain and improve the patient’s ability to function.

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Shoulders

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Elbows & Arms

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Foot & Ankle

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Neck & Upper Back

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Hand and Wrist

When properly functioning,  we depend on our hands for everything.. Their ability to perform rapid and precise movements allows us to play the piano, violin or guitar, and their strength can allow us to operate a jackhammer, lift heavy weights, or play competitive sports. Their delicate sensibility allows us to read Braille, determine subtle differences in textures and temperatures, and convey affection to a loved one.

Spine

Significant advancements in modern spine surgery have improved its safety and enhanced the techniques and the type of implants used when dealing with cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back) and lumbar (lower back) spine disorders. These advancements can allow for a minimally invasive surgical approach. The primary goal of spine surgery is to relieve pain and improve the patient’s ability to function. Cervical spine surgery aims to relieve neck and/or arm pain.

Joint Replacement

Whether bending over to tend a garden or kicking a ball in the park with your loved ones, you depend on the joints in your hips and knees to work properly and painlessly. When routine activities become impossible, surgery is often necessary. You can rely on the exclusive specialization of Florida Joint and Spine Joint Replacement Specialist team to help restore you to an active, pain-free lifestyle with minimal invasion and optimal care.

With MAKOplasty

The result is more natural feeling joint, with exceptional advantages over total joint replacement, including:

• Quicker relief from pain and return to daily activities

• Quicker recovery and shorter hospital stay

• Better surgical results

• Better long-term implant durability

• Smaller incision

• Less scarring

• A more “natural” feeling knee implant

MAKOPLASTY

The Florida Joint & Spine Institute offers the advanced MAKOplasty system for partial knee replacement surgery. MAKOplasty’s precision comes from the use of a robotically-guided instrumentation that will:

• Enable surgeons to address only the arthritic portion of the knee and tissue.

• Create a better fit for implanted prosthetic devices.

• Keep healthy bone and tissue preserved.

• Reduce recovery time and the length of your hospital stay.

The MAKOplasty system offers many benefits to people suffering from chronic knee pain and conditions. Treating Osteoarthritis MAKOplasty is used to treat early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. This procedure is less invasive than a total knee replacement and can be just as effective at restoring range of motion MAKOplasty is an ideal solution for osteoarthritis patients who are in the unicompartmental or bicompartmental stages of knee disease. Robotic Precision MAKOplasty is performed using the RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which uses three-dimensional imaging to help create a pre-surgery plan that can then be following with real-time feedback from the instrument, ensuring that the knee joint is resurfaced in the most optimal way. This innovative technology makes a partial knee replacement a more effective procedure, which can make it an option for people who may have been considering a total knee replacement procedure. Better Outcomes MAKOplasty can help patients retain more bone and tissue, making the results feel more natural, as well as allowing for a total knee replacement procedure later if the patient needs further treatment on the joint. Also, the MAKOplasty system can also result in less scarring, with incisions sometimes being as small as 4 inches. Quicker Recovery Patients that undergo MAKOplasty can expect quicker recovery times than from other orthopedic knee surgeries. In many cases, patients can walk soon after the surgery, and are able to drive a car and resume many other normal activities within two weeks. Ideal Candidates Most MAKOplasty candidates share a few characteristics. They have failed to respond to nonsurgical treatment and anti-inflammatory medication. Most MAKOplasty candidates will experience knee pain during activity or feel stiffness and pain when going from a startup position. If you’re suffering from early to mid-stage osteoarthritis pain in the knee, MAKOplasty could be an option for you.