Knee Replacement Performed by the Orthopedic Specialists at Tampa General Hospital
A knee replacement is a common procedure for people with significant cartilage damage in one or both knees. If performing simple activities such as walking or climbing stairs is difficult, or if pain occurs in the knee even when stationary, like while sitting or lying down, joint replacement surgery could be required to alleviate the pain. While patients are typically advised to try conservative treatments, such as medication or physical therapy before considering surgical options, a knee replacement may be beneficial for individuals with more advanced conditions. Thanks to many medical advancements over the years, total knee replacements have become one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine, with more than 600,000 performed each year, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Arthritis is the most common cause of chronic knee pain and a leading condition that requires knee replacement surgery. Most knee pain is caused by three types of arthritis:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Post-traumatic arthritis
At Tampa General Hospital, our orthopedic surgeons have extensive experience performing knee replacement procedures that can alleviate pain and improve a patient’s mobility and quality of life. We are a regional referral center for complex orthopedic surgery such as keen replacement procedures and have earned The Joint Commission’s specific certification for joint replacements of the knee. Additionally, we have been rated High Performing for Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.
If you’ve been considering a knee replacement surgery and would like to discuss your options with one of Tampa General Hospital’s orthopedic surgeons, use our PhysicianFinder or call 1-800-822-DOCS (3627) to obtain a referral to our orthopedics program.