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Adult Reconstruction/Total Joint

The adult reconstruction surgeons with UF Health Orthopaedic Surgery – Jacksonville 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.

Services

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 socket)