Total Joint Surgery

Total joint surgery is a procedure in which certain parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with an artificial joint, which is designed to move just like a healthy joint.

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Foot and Ankle Surgery

The surgeons at the Joint Replacement Institute bring together many years of experience to diagnose and treat even the most complex foot and ankle conditions for patients of all ages.

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Sports Medicine

Even if you're in great shape, sports related injuries could occur when you least expect it. The goal of the doctors and staff at Joint Replacement Institute is to help athletes recover from injuries as quickly and safely as possible.

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Total Knee Replacement in South Florida

Total knee replacement surgery is an orthopaedic procedure in which the damaged cartilage and bone are removed from the ends of the shin and thigh bones. The damaged bone is then replaced with artificial implants to alleviate pain, stiffness, and immobility.

Total knee replacement surgery is often recommended for patients suffering from advanced osteoarthritis, or those who have exhausted all conservative treatment options. Dr. Kurtis Biggs is one of the nation’s leading orthopedists and highly renowned for his use of the most advanced technologies during total knee replacement procedures.

Minimally Invasive and Computer-Assisted Knee Surgery

Dedicated to helping patients return to their active lifestyles quickly, Dr. Biggs will utilize minimally invasive or computer-assisted surgical techniques whenever possible to remove the damage joint and properly attach the prosthetic implant.

Minimally invasive knee replacement surgery involves the use of specialized instruments to remove and replace the affected joint. It has numerous benefits over traditional open surgery, including:

  • Immensely smaller incision(s)
  • Reduced scarring
  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Greatly decreased recovery time
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During total knee replacement surgery, Dr. Biggs often uses computer-assisted navigation to view within the interior of the joint during surgery. Computer-assisted surgery has many potential benefits for patients, including:

  • More precise placement of the prosthesis
  • Better wear characteristics of the implant
  • Improved stability of the knee joint
  • Reduced scarring
  • Shorter post-operative rehabilitation period
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Gender Specific and Custom Fit Knee Replacement

Recent advancements in prosthetic implant design now offer patients the opportunity to have a more natural joint movement after surgery than ever before. In order to receive the most benefits from knee replacement surgery, it is important that the prosthetic implant fits naturally into the existing bone structure.

Traditional implants are created as “one size fits all”; however, bone structure can vary greatly from person to person, as well as by gender. The structure of the female knee joint is thinner and has a greater curve than the male joint.

Due to recent advancements in the engineering of implants with a woman’s anatomy in mind, female patients have experienced a more natural placement and fit of the prosthetic, as well as an increased lifespan of the implant due to improved wear characteristics, with gender specific implants.

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Custom fit knee replacement surgery is the most recent advancement in joint replacement, ensuring that the new joint will function as naturally as possible. To create the custom implant, Dr. Biggs will use 3D imagery and computer modeling technology, to take precise measurements of the remaining healthy bones of the knee. He will also create a custom cutting guide for properly fitting the implant onto the healthy bone. By using the custom implant and guides, Dr. Biggs is able to recreate the exact feel and movement of the original joint.

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Total Knee Replacement in South Florida

Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon Dr. H. Kurtis Biggs, brings experience to South Florida through the thousands of joint replacements he has performed. He completed an orthopaedic surgeon residency and a fellowship in joint replacement at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic, and specializes in using minimally invasive solutions as much as possible. As the founder and lead surgeon of the Joint Replacement Institute in Naples, Dr. Biggs is dedicated to providing personalize and state-of-the-art orthopaedic care to help patients return to their active lifestyles.

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