Orthopedic surgeons in St. Petersburg, Florida
St. Petersburg General Hospital's orthopedic specialists are dedicated to providing our St. Pete community with comprehensive orthopedic care, from diagnosis to rehabilitation. We specialize in minimally invasive joint replacement surgery and offer a coordinated rehab program to patients who undergo surgical procedures.
To learn more about our orthopedic services, contact our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (888) 741-5122.
Our orthopedic services
Our orthopedic program provides surgical and nonsurgical diagnosis and treatment. Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of orthopedic doctors, rehabilitation specialists, nurses and technologists.
We offer screenings, evaluations and a range of nonsurgical and surgical specialties. Some of the most common orthopedic treatments we offer include:
- Adult reconstructive surgery
- Ankle replacement
- Foot surgery
- General orthopedic surgery
- Hand surgery
- Joint pain treatment
- Outpatient arthritis services
- Outpatient orthopedic services
- Shoulder surgery
- Spine surgery
- Sports medicine
- Total joint replacement
- Upper extremity surgery
Joint pain treatment
Joint pain is often due to cartilage damage caused by injury, wear and tear or arthritis in the joint. Cartilage damage impacts the joint's functionality and causes pain. Some joint pain can be treated with conservative methods. When these methods are ineffective, surgery may be recommended.
Joint replacement surgery
With joint replacement surgery, we hope to relieve patient pain, produce long-lasting results and help patients resume their daily activities. The majority of hip and knee replacements last 15 years or longer. These surgeries can also help patients regain functionality. They can also correct deformities and prevent further joint damage.
If a patient suffers from hip or knee pain, the goal of our orthopedic surgeons is to pursue the least invasive path to treating the patient’s pain. Some of the benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:
- Faster recovery
- Less trauma to the body
- Minimal scarring
- Shorter stay in the hospital
- Smaller incisions
Total knee replacement by our knee doctors
In a total knee replacement, our knee specialists replace a diseased joint with an artificial joint. The artificial joint is often anchored into place with bone cement. In other instances, the artificial joint is covered with material that allows bone tissue to grow into it.
Hip replacement by our hip specialists
In a hip replacement, the head of the thigh bone is replaced with an artificial ball and stem made of strong metal or ceramic. The artificial socket is made of polyethylene or metal backed with a plastic liner. The artificial joint may be cemented in position or held securely in the bone without cement.
After a patient undergoes orthopedic surgery, we offer a coordinated rehabilitation program. Our goal is to help patients regain maximum mobility to help them return to an active lifestyle. To do this, we offer patients education, an active environment and personalized therapeutic interaction with our rehabilitative specialists. We encourage family and friends to join the recovery process.