Tampa General Hospital’s Orthopedic Center Serves Patients with a Range of Joint Issues
The joints of the body are uniquely structured to bear weight and stabilize your body, while allowing you the freedom to move in a wide range of motion. Made up of cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and muscles, joints link bones together and keep things moving smoothly. However, joints can deteriorate over time or undergo traumatic injury, which means a unique type of care and treatment may be required. That’s where Tampa General Hospital’s orthopedic center can step in.
What is The Joint Center?
The Joint Center provides specialized care for conditions affecting the joints, muscles, and bones, specifically the shoulder, knee, and hip. We offer some of the latest technologies in orthopedic surgery, including the RIO™ Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System to assist with hip and knee replacement procedures. Our surgeons perform joint replacement revision surgeries as well, addressing failed joint replacements caused by infection, loose implants, complex deformities, fractures, and other issues.
We also specialize in minimally invasive surgical procedures, which can lead to shorter recovery times, less scarring, and a lower risk of complications than traditional joint replacement surgery. Plus, we have been recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for 2018-2019, and 89 percent of patients who have stayed at our center would recommend our care.
Treating Your Condition at Tampa General Hospital
Undergoing treatment at Tampa General Hospital’s orthopedic center means you will work with a team of skilled physicians, board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons (who have undergone year-long, in-depth training in the orthopedics specialty), and knowledgeable supportive medical care professionals. Because we perform more than 4,000 inpatient orthopedic surgical procedures annually – which is more than any other facility within West Central Florida – TGH is at the forefront of orthopedic surgery. Our practitioners have accumulated a high level of expertise in treating conditions, such as:
- Age-related degenerative conditions
- Sprains and strains
- Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
- Severed or broken limbs (arms and legs) or digits (fingers and toes)
- Sports injuries, motor vehicle injuries, and other injuries of traumatic onset
- Orthopedic tumors, including bone cancer and other malignancies that metastasized to the bone
- Failed joint replacements
Receiving Care at Our Joint Center
No matter the condition that brings you to our orthopedic center, our team will develop a personalized care plan to help improve your mobility, range of motion, and quality of life. This plan may incorporate conservative treatments, surgical methods, and/or physical or occupational therapy. And, all of these services are provided in the same location, putting comprehensive orthopedic care easily within your reach.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with a specialist in our orthopedic center, then use our online Physician Finder to obtain a referral or call 1-800-822-DOCS (3627).
Patient Pre-Operative Education
Tampa General Hospital provides pre-operative education for patients who will have knee or hip joint replacement surgery. Click here to view a video of our pre-op education class presentation.
 According to hospital quality data for January – December 2017.