Total Joint Replacement
If you need a knee, hip or shoulder replacement, you want to be in the hands of experienced and caring surgeons, who have the rehabilitation staff you need for after surgery.
The expertise of our total joint replacement surgical team is recognized locally and throughout the nation. Many patients travel hundreds of miles to be treated here and some come from as far away as Seattle or New York. We perform more hip and knee joint procedures than any health care system in the region, averaging 100 joint replacements a month.
And while we have the experience to treat every type of patient, we view each person as an individual. Our pre-operative and post-operative programs address the needs of patients and their families. Our staff works diligently to ensure that each patient achieves a complete recovery and can resume normal activities, including their favorite sports activities.
Total Joint Navigation: Advanced Surgical Technology
Total joint navigation is the latest innovation in joint replacement therapy. This new technology delivers enhanced accuracy and can often be combined with minimally invasive surgical techniques that speed recovery. In fact, many knee replacement patients are walking the day after surgery.
Progressive technology is an important tool, but the ultimate success of the procedure rests in the hands of experienced and well-trained surgeons. Our orthopedic surgeons were among the first to use joint navigation technology, since we worked with the manufacturer to help develop it. Therefore our surgeons have years of experience with systems that many other facilities are just beginning to employ.
About The Stryker® and OrthoSoft® Joint Navigation Systems
The Stryker® and OrthoSoft® joint navigation systems used are state-of-the-art technology for knee and hip replacements. These systems perform precise calculations for the incision and analyze joint characteristics so that orthopedic surgeons can determine the optimal reduction of damaged cartilage.
This navigation technology also helps surgeons ensure that the replacement joint is properly aligned for each patient’s anatomy.
Patients benefit from:
- Improved joint performance
- Strength and stability
- Extended longevity
- Faster recovery
The benefits of this joint navigation system are further augmented with minimally invasive surgical techniques that greatly reduce the size of incision while simultaneously enabling patients to experience a rapid recovery with less post-operative pain.
Watch (below) as Richard V. Abdo, MD, from Morton Plant Hospital discusses total joint replacement surgery and the benefits of minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery. View more physician videos.
Minimally invasive surgical techniques are not appropriate for all patients, so please ask your doctor if you are a candidate. For a free referral to an orthopedic physician, please visit our online physician finder or call (727) 462-7500.
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Morton Plant Hospital
Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion
430 Morton Plant St., Suite 101
Clearwater, FL 33756