Joint Replacement

Joint replacement surgery also referred to as “joint reconstruction” surgery, is a field of orthopaedics specializing in alleviating pain, restoring motion, and correcting alignment by replacing a worn-out joint. 

This surgical procedure results in a patient receiving a new reconstructed joint made from a combination of artificial surfaces, which allows patients to resume active lifestyles after years of limitations from pain and stiffness. 

At South Florida International Orthopaedics, our physicians are experienced with hip replacements and knee replacements in Miami. We also are familiar with replacing joints in the form of shoulder replacements and even ankle replacements.

If you have had to limit or give up activities you once enjoyed because of the pain and swelling you experienced with them, you may be a candidate for a joint replacement. If your quality of life has become affected, and your activity-related pain is present almost daily, you may need a joint replacement at South Florida International Orthopaedics.  

There are many different joint surgeries available and depending on your symptoms and the joint affected, will determine the best type of procedure for you. Our orthopedic surgeons will be able to discuss all the options with you. The most common types of joint replacement surgery include:

Hip Replacement in Miami

A hip specialist in Miami may recommend hip replacement surgery in order to improve function and minimize pain in the hip. 

Most commonly, hip replacements are needed due to diseases that have caused damage to the hip, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. They may also be performed because of a broken hip due to trauma. 

The surgeon will remove diseased parts of the hip joint and replace it with a prosthetic. The surgery allows for the hip joints to work as expected. Prosthetics can be made of metal, plastic, or ceramic parts. 

The goal of the surgery is to relieve pain by repairing the damaged or diseased part of the joint while improving the mobility of the joint. A hip specialist in Miami uses the smallest incision possible to minimize damage to surrounding soft tissues and bone. 

We have very successful outcomes for hip arthroscopy and hip labral tear treatment in Miami. On average, a hip replacement will last 20-25 years before needing another replacement. 

By following aftercare instructions, patients see the best outcomes possible. 

Your hip specialist in Miami will review how to prepare for the surgery, as well as necessary recovery instruction. Following pre and post-operative treatment plan recommendations are essential for healing and successful recovery. 

Knee Replacement in Miami

With a knee joint replacement, your knee doctor in Miami will usually replace the joint arthroscopically. The damaged joint will be replaced with a prosthetic to improve pain, stiffness, and swelling while restoring the functioning of the knee.

After the surgery, it is essential to keep follow-up appointments with your knee specialist and participate in physical therapy. Physical therapy will help restore range of motion by teaching you the correct exercises to strengthen the muscles around the knee.

Most knee specialists in Miami agree it may take three to six months to recover after a knee joint replacement. Usually, you will have a successful recovery if you follow aftercare instructions and your physical therapy plan. With care and rehabilitation, most knee replacements can last for 20 years or longer. 

Ankle Joint Replacement in Miami

When an orthopedic specialist performs an ankle joint replacement, they repair the damaged part of the ankle or replace it with a prosthetic. Patients often choose the surgery to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling in the joint when conservative methods have failed. 

The goal of ankle joint replacement is to replace the damaged joint, which will reduce pain and swelling. The surgeon makes a small incision in the ankle to repair the joint. They are then able to remove damaged parts of the ankle and replace them with an artificial joint. 

Shoulder Joint Replacement in Miami

You may require shoulder joint replacement if you have severe arthritis or have had trauma to the shoulder. If conservative treatment methods have failed, then we may recommend joint replacement. 

The surgery is performed arthroscopically. All or part of the shoulder joint is replaced with a prosthetic that restores range of motion so you can have mobility and remain pain-free. 

Wondering if a Joint Replacement May be of Benefit for you? Contact South Florida International Orthopaedics today!

Whether you need a knee replacement or a hip replacement in Miami, or need a shoulder replacement, you will want to be under the care of the best specialists in the area. We are highly-rated orthopedic surgeons who specialize in joint replacement, minimally invasive surgery and the latest innovative non-surgical treatments and more. 

Our goal is to provide you with high-level care that is individually fitted to your needs and lifestyle. We offer a variety of surgical, non-surgical procedures.

We understand that when you have an injury, it affects many aspects of your life. You can trust us to develop a plan that includes a comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and an effective treatment plan to get you back to doing what you love!

Come in today to speak to one of our experienced hip/knee replacement surgeons in Miami to discuss the benefits and recovery process from a joint replacement procedure. If you would like more information about our services, call us one of our offices: 

  • Miami Office at (305) 233-0011
  • Homestead Office at (305) 247-1701

or simply schedule an appointment. 

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

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