Surgical Treatment Options for Patients with Joint Disorders
Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine provides a comprehensive range of services for our patients, from diagnosing disorders of the skeletal system to offering various treatment approaches. In some cases, surgery may be needed. For patients in this circumstance, surgeon Stephen Raterman, MD, is here to offer the individualized care necessary for them to maximize function and mobility.
Dr. Raterman specializes in orthopaedic surgery for the hips, knees, and shoulders — for people of all ages. Although joint problems are most commonly associated with the natural aging process, they also commonly occur in younger people, especially in athletes. For this reason, Dr. Raterman has trained to perform a variety of innovative surgical procedures, each with its own benefits. While older patients may be best served by a total hip replacement, for example, a younger patient with hip damage may find that hip resurfacing is a better choice.