Orthopedics in St. Petersburg, Florida
Palms of Pasadena Hospital offers advanced care for orthopedic conditions including treatment for fractures, aging joints and arthritis. Our orthopedic surgeons are experts in repairing joints, including performing hip and knee replacements.
To learn more about our orthopedic services, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (855) 245-8328.
Joint treatments we provide
Damaged bones and joints can cause significant pain and limit your ability to function the way you want to. We offer a variety of orthopedic services including advanced diagnostic imaging technology, innovative surgical procedures, and physical therapy and rehabilitation programs - all designed to help you get back on track. The surgeries and treatments we provide are:
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Bone and joint care for hands, elbows, shoulders, ankles, knees and hips
- Ligament reconstruction
- Repair of broken bones
- Total and partial joint replacement
- Treatment for spine and back conditions
- Treatment for sports injuries
- Treatment of work-related injuries
Joint replacement surgery
Hip and knee replacement can help many people with debilitating joint pain return to active lives. Joints are formed at the ends of two or more bones connected by tissue called cartilage. Healthy cartilage provides a cushion for the bones, but when the cartilage is damaged or wears away, the bones can rub against each other, causing great pain.
Joint replacement surgery offers several benefits to patients, such as:
- Reducing pain
- Restoring movement to the joint
- Improving quality of life
You may be a good candidate for joint replacement surgery if:
- Your joint range and flexibility is limited.
- You experience daily pain.
- You've tried non-surgical treatments, such as braces, mobility aids (canes or walkers) anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) or injection therapy, with no relief.
We offer total and partial knee replacement (knee resurfacing) to treat damaged or diseased knee joints.
Total knee replacement caps the ends of the bones that form the knee joint. A partial knee replacement replaces only the damaged part of the knee joint with a prosthetic implant. The implant is matched to the patient's anatomy and allows for significant bone preservation and a faster recovery time.
Shoulder replacement surgery replaces the upper part of the arm bone and/or the socket in the shoulder joint with metal or plastic components.
We offer total hip replacement and partial hip replacement (hip resurfacing) options.
Total hip replacement surgery involves removing the ball and socket and replacing them with prosthetic implants.
Hip resurfacing removes the ball of the hip joint and replaces it with a prosthesis. The socket is not replaced in this procedure. The most significant difference between the total hip replacement and hip resurfacing is the size of the femoral head (highest part of the thigh bone). The femoral head is larger in hip resurfacing, increasing the stability of the new joint and decreasing the possibility of dislocation.