Orthopedic doctors and surgeons in Miami, Florida
The Orthopedic & Spine Institute at Kendall Regional Medical Center provides treatment for orthopedic and spinal injuries and diseases in the Greater Miami area. Our institute's goal is to safely and thoughtfully return each patient to his or her highest functional capability with personalized treatment plans.
Our orthopedic doctors in Miami assess a variety of musculoskeletal pains and injuries, including those of the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles, elbows and wrists. After your initial assessment with one of our specialists, you will be provided with recommended steps to relieve any pain you may be experiencing so that you may return to your daily activities seamlessly.
To schedule a consultation at Kendall Regional's Orthopedic & Spine Institute with one of our expert orthopedic doctors, call (305) 222-2200.
Sometimes, an injury or an acute or chronic pain in your knee, hip, shoulder, foot, ankle or other body part will not resolve itself with noninvasive treatments or therapies, such as splinting, casting or immobilization. Whether you are dealing with a bone fracture or break, a joint dislocation, a sports hernia or a different orthopedic injury, our orthopedic surgeons use the latest surgical techniques to improve your quality of life.
We perform the following surgical procedures:
- Arthroscopic surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder
- Fracture care
- Join reconstruction of the knee and shoulder
- Total joint replacement surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder
In addition to our orthopedic surgery services, Kendall Regional also provides comprehensive spine care solutions for patients in our west Miami-Dade County neighborhood needing relief from acute or chronic back, neck or spine pain.
Total joint replacement surgery
Joints can become damaged or worn with age and overuse, which can be painful. If you experience chronic and severe joint pain, you may want to consider a joint replacement. A joint replacement may be necessary when you experience:
- A reduction in mobility
- A severe case rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis
- Pain while resting
Patients who have consulted with one of our orthopedic surgeons and choose to move forward with a replacement surgery will be fitted for an orthopedic prosthesis. This prosthetic joint will act as the replacement to your knee, hip or shoulder joint and will provide you with the greater sense of mobility you had before experiencing joint pain.
Depending on the type of joint being replaced, you can expect to resume routine activity within three to six weeks after the surgery. For total knee and hip replacement patients, you will be encouraged to walk around the following days after surgery, or even the same day of surgery, as part of your rehabilitation plan.
As part of our standard protocol following your orthopedic surgery, our hospital will offer you physical therapy or another rehabilitation method that fits your needs for the next step in your recovery.
Rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery varies depending on the surgery type. Joint replacement rehabilitation will begin right after surgery, whereas rehabilitation from a surgery to correct a bone fracture or other injury will first start with immobilization and/or casting before starting muscle strengthening for the affected area.