Adult Reconstruction/Total Joint
The adult reconstruction surgeons with UF Health Orthopaedic Surgery –
provide expert medical care for patients, evaluating and treating degenerative joint
disease, arthritis of the hip or knee or those requiring joint replacement or revision joint replacement.
Total joint replacement is a procedure that involves removing part or all of an arthritic
or damaged joint and replacing it with artificial implants. Joint replacement surgery
can improve mobility and provide pain relief. Hip and knee replacements are the
most commonly performed joint replacements, but replacement surgery can be performed
on other joints, as well, including the ankle, wrist, shoulder and elbow.
A history and physical examination are supplemented with blood tests, and imaging which may include radiographs
(X-rays), computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MRI) scans or bone scans.
The surgeon will talk to the patient about their symptoms and medical history then
examine the affected area, as well as related areas. Radiographs are commonly obtained
to view the injured or painful area. CTs and MRIs may be ordered as well.
The total joint program at UF Health Orthopaedic Surgery – Jacksonville focuses on
improving quality of life through advanced technology, leading-edge treatments and
an expert team of physicians and health care providers.
Treatment options include:
Revision hip and knee replacement - replacement of some or all
of the parts of the original prosthesis
Partial knee replacement - replacement of the inside or outside
of the knee joint only
Total knee replacement - complete resurfacing of the knee (thigh
bone, shin bone and knee cap)
Total Knee Replacement Manual - Download this 28-page booklet on what to expect before,
during and after knee replacement surgery.
Partial hip replacement - replacement of the ball of the hip only
Total hip replacement - complete replacement of the hip (ball and