Comprehensive patient guide for before, during and after knee replacement surgery.
The adult reconstruction surgeons with UF Health Orthopaedic Surgery in Jacksonville will provide you with expert medical care, whether they are treating degenerative joint disease, arthritis of the hip or knee or evaluating the need for joint replacement or revision joint replacement.
Joint replacement: Why choose UF Health Jacksonville?
The total joint program at UF Health Orthopaedic Surgery in Jacksonville focuses on improving your quality of life through advanced technology and leading-edge treatments managed by an expert team of physicians and health care providers.
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 that may include radiographs (X-rays), computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MRI) scans or bone scans.
The surgeon will talk to you about your 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.
Joint replacement services we offer
Based on your needs, our team offers a range of services:
- 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)
- Partial hip replacement - replacement of the ball of the hip only
- Total hip replacement - complete replacement of the hip (ball and socket)