Considering hip or knee replacement surgery to relieve your chronic joint pain may leave you feeling overwhelmed or nervous, but as a Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine patient, you can rest easy knowing that you’re in good hands. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Stephen Raterman, MD practices the latest breakthroughs in joint replacement techniques to achieve life-changing results for our patients with less downtime and post-operative pain than ever before. For instance, our patients benefit from leading-edge Stryker® implants that are optimally positioned with the help of Mako robotic-arm technology.

If you’re concerned that a robot will be performing your hip or knee replacement surgery, there is no need to be worried. Dr. Raterman – a pioneer in the field of joint replacement and resurfacing – simply uses robotic arm technology to enhance surgical precision and effectiveness, which means you’ll be able to return to the activities you enjoy faster than you may have imagined. During these hip or knee replacement procedures, Dr. Raterman references a 3D virtual model of your joint to guide the robotic arm and position implants with unprecedented accuracy. This incredible technology also minimizes disturbance to healthy tissues, which can translate to a more comfortable recovery period and a quicker return to everyday life.

If you have osteoarthritis, avascular necrosis, a severe hip or knee injury, or another debilitating condition that does not respond to conservative treatments, consider speaking with Dr. Raterman about your options. In addition to hip and knee replacement surgery, Dr. Raterman also performs minimally invasive hip resurfacing and arthroscopic procedures to enhance his patients’ mobility and quality of life.

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