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 you have difficulty performing simple activities such as walking or climbing stairs, or if you experience knee pain even when you’re stationary, like while sitting or lying down, joint replacement surgery may be required to alleviate your pain. While you may be advised to first try conservative knee pain treatments such as medication or physical therapy before considering surgical options, a knee replacement may be beneficial especially if you have a more advanced condition. 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.
Expert Surgeons Leveraging the Latest Technologies
At Tampa General Hospital, our orthopedic surgeons have extensive experience performing advanced knee replacement procedures that can alleviate pain and improve a patient’s mobility and quality of life. Our surgeons performed more than 600 knee replacement procedures in 2018 alone, giving our surgeons a high level of expertise. We offer robot-assisted knee replacement procedures that use:
- MAKO® Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery – This technology provides 3-D modeling of the patient’s joint and improves the surgeon’s ability to select, orient, and align the appropriate implant.
- RIO™ Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System – This technology provides real-time adjustments during the surgery for better knee mechanics and soft tissue balance.
Our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons have undergone an additional year of specialty orthopedics training and are highly experienced in using these advanced robotic technologies to perform minimally invasive knee replacements. These procedures require smaller incisions and less disruption to surrounding tissue, which helps our patients enjoy a shorter and less painful recovery compared to a traditional knee replacement. For individuals who have previously received a knee replacement and are still experiencing pain, TGH also offers knee revision surgery that can help address these symptoms.
Schedule an Appointment with an Orthopedic Surgeon at TGH
TGH is a regional referral center for complex orthopedic surgery such as knee replacement procedures and has earned The Joint Commission’s specific certification for joint replacements of the knee. Additionally, we have been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for 2018-2019.
If you’ve been dealing with chronic knee pain and would like to learn more about knee replacement surgery and other knee pain treatment options at Tampa General Hospital, call 1-800-822-DOCS (3627) or use our Physician Finder to obtain a referral to our orthopedics program.