Joint replacement surgery, such as knee and hip replacement, may be considered for patients in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, Florida, areas whose joint pain and dysfunction cannot be effectively managed through non-surgical means, like physical therapy and regenerative medicines. Candidates for knee or hip replacement surgery often struggle to walk and experience intense joint pain, stiffness, and muscle weakness.
There are many factors that can contribute to severe joint deterioration and the need for replacement surgery, but the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when the shock-absorbing cartilage between adjoined bones wears down, allowing the ends of the bones to rub together. In cases of rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s immune system attacks the joints, triggering inflammation and, in time, destroying cartilage. If you are considering joint replacement surgery, consult with an orthopedist in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, or Clearwater, FL, area who can help you make an informed decision regarding your next step.
Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group offers relief for patients of all ages and lifestyles with joint pain and dysfunction. Our clinic is led by Dr. Daniel Murphy, a Board-certified orthopedic surgeon who utilizes leading-edge joint replacement technology from Stryker® to help maximize range of motion, flexibility, and weight-bearing capabilities for hip and knee replacement patients. In addition to helping patients at our clinic regain their mobility through joint replacement or innovative, non-surgical treatments, Dr. Murphy serves our area’s finest athletes as a team physician for the New York Yankees and an orthopedic surgeon for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
To learn more about joint replacement surgery at Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group, contact us today. We’ll gladly detail our patient-centered approach to surgical treatment, as well as discuss our non-surgical solutions if appropriate. We proudly serve patients across the Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, FL, areas.