Total or partial knee replacement may be a viable treatment option for patients who have not been able to improve their chronic joint pain through conservative methods like physical therapy and injections. At Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Stephen Raterman, MD offers the latest advances in knee replacement to his patients, who he believes deserve the very best.

Knee replacement is a highly successful surgery that involves removing damaged or worn joint cartilage and bone and replacing them with artificial prostheses, or implants, to restore normal joint function. In total knee replacement procedures, all three of the knee’s main components – the medial, lateral, and patellofemoral compartments – are removed and replaced. Partial knee replacement, also known as a unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, may be a suitable alternative to total knee replacement if only one of the joint’s compartments needs to be replaced.

It’s important to note that joint replacement is not appropriate for every patient. The ideal candidate for knee replacement surgery is someone who has severe osteoarthritis, knee stiffness, or ligament damage that cannot be improved through non-surgical treatments. If you have debilitating knee pain that you can’t seem to manage through conservative methods, turn to Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine.

As a patient at Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine, you can be assured that you’ll receive world-class care from Dr. Raterman, who is a pioneer in the field of joint replacement and utilizes exciting breakthroughs in surgical care to achieve the best possible results. Dr. Raterman will carefully review your condition and design a plan to restore your mobility and return you to the activities you enjoy. In addition to total and partial knee replacement procedures, Dr. Raterman offers minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures and advanced knee joint resurfacing.

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