Knee Replacement Surgery Information for Patients in Tampa, Clearwater & St. Petersburg, FL

Knee Replacement Surgery Tampa FL Knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, may be an option for patients in Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg, FL, who experience stiffness or pain that limits daily activities. While this surgery is typically recommended for patients over the age of 50 who have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, it may sometimes be considered for younger patients as well, such as those who have experienced severe sports injuries.

During a knee arthroplasty, portions of the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia) are removed from the area under the knee cap and replaced with an artificial joint. This artificial joint is usually composed of a combination of metal and plastic parts, but different designs or manufacturers may offer different benefits. For example, some artificial joint products may be composed of lightweight materials, and some may allow patients a greater range of motion following their knee replacement. Because of the many different options available, it’s important for patients in the Tampa Bay area consult with their physicians to ensure they receive the best products available.

If you live in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, or any surrounding Florida city and are considering knee replacement surgery, contact Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine. Our Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Daniel Murphy, performs total knee replacement surgery using only the best products available, including state-of-the-art Stryker® Triathlon implants that are designed to provide outstanding mobility and incorporate X3 Advanced Bearing® technology for enhanced endurance.