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Joint care

Doctors specializing in joint care, called orthopedists, diagnose and treat problems related to your joints. They treat injuries related to bones, shoulders, knees and hips and relieve pain with joint rehabilitation or replacement. You may need to see them if you have strains, sprains, arthritis or chronic joint pain.

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Joint pain treatment in Aventura, Florida

When joint pain keeps you from the activities you love, we are here for you.

The orthopedic doctors at HCA Florida Aventura Hospital are dedicated to finding the source of your pain and recommending effective treatments to improve your quality of life. From physical therapy to minimally invasive surgery, our team to works together to create a treatment plan that meets your specific needs.

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Our joint care treatments and services

Our orthopedic specialists will work with you to determine the best treatment for your joint pain.

Arthritis treatments

We offer a wide range of options to treat osteoarthritis, including:

  • Arthrodesis: surgically fuses bones
  • Arthroscopic surgery: trims damaged cartilage
  • Medication
  • Osteotomy: changes the alignment of a bone to relieve stress
  • Physical therapy

Physical therapy for arthritis

Since each patient is different, there is no best treatment for everyone. This is why our team is committed to improving your joint function with care tailored to your needs.

Our physical therapists work with you to create specialized programs with exercises that treat stiffness without further damaging joints. Physical therapy can also be helpful following a joint injury or surgery, such as a joint replacement procedure.

Joint replacement surgery

Joint replacement surgery can be an effective treatment approach for joints damaged by rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or trauma. In this procedure, damaged or arthritic joint components are replaced with prostheses (artificial parts) designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint.

Our orthopedic surgeons offer the following joint replacement surgeries:

  • Ankle replacement
  • Elbow replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Total hip replacement

Additionally, we were the first Joint Commission-certified hospital in Miami-Dade County for total hip and knee replacements, and we've been named to Healthgrades' 100 best hospitals for orthopedic surgery. These recognitions reflect our commitment to providing high quality surgical care for joint and orthopedic conditions.

Knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery can decrease pain and restore movement in your knee joint. Depending on your needs, we may recommend a total knee replacement or partial knee replacement procedure.

Total knee replacement

A total knee replacement involves removing the damaged bone and cartilage from the knee joint and replacing it with an artificial joint.

Prior to surgery, a 3D model of the knee is created using computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. From this model, an anatomically correct, custom knee is created. After a total knee replacement, you will typically spend three to five days in the hospital as our orthopedic specialists guide you through recovery.

Partial knee replacement

Partial knee replacement is similar to total knee replacement in many ways. However, there are some advantages of partial knee replacement to total knee replacement, including:

  • The procedure involves a smaller incision than total knee replacement, resulting in less tissue damage, reduced bleeding and less scarring.
  • The muscles, tendons and ligaments surrounding the knee are not detached and are not cut. As a result, there is less pain associated with the surgery.

Hip replacement surgery

Hip replacement surgery relieves hip pain caused by injury from fractures and conditions such as avascular necrosis or severe arthritis. In this procedure, a damaged hip joint is replaced with a prosthetic implant. This procedure typically results in better stability and mobility and less pain.

The anterior hip replacement approach

Our advanced anterior hip replacement approach allows our surgeons to operate through a smaller surgical incision than in traditional total hip replacement surgeries. This means patients experience less blood loss, scarring and tissue damage.

Muscles surrounding the hip joint are separated at intervals, which naturally occur within the tissue. Muscles are not cut or detached from the femur or pelvis during the surgery. As a result, patients do not have to heal from surgical trauma to the muscles.

Hip resurfacing

Hip resurfacing is a surgical alternative to hip replacement surgery. Instead of replacing the hip joint entirely, a hollow, mushroom-like cap is is placed over the round socket of the hip bone.

Partial hip resurfacing

In this procedure, a prosthetic component replaces the top of the femur (thigh) bone only, not the socket, and diseased damaged parts of the femur are removed.

Candidates for joint replacement surgery

If you are considering joint replacement surgery, we will work with you to determine if you meet the qualifying criteria. Our preoperative class will provide you and your family members with more information about your surgery options and the next steps you should take.

Post-surgery rehabilitation

Following joint replacement surgery, you will begin physical rehabilitation to help with your recovery. Through physical therapy sessions, our specialists will help you build back strength, restore mobility and provide you with comprehensive home exercise techniques.

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