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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Dr. H. Kurtis Biggs

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

After completing an orthopaedic surgery residency and then fellowship in joint replacement at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Dr. Biggs entered into private practice in Massillon, Ohio. His joint replacement practice quickly grew to well over 400 joint replacements per year. The practice developed into a tertiary referral center for other orthopaedic surgeons who utilized Dr. Biggs' expertise in revision joint reconstruction surgery. He was instrumental in the development of two, hospital based, joint replacement centers as well as providing daily education for orthopaedic surgery residents.

During his time in Ohio, Dr. Biggs served as a national instructor for orthopaedic surgeons, teaching and developing their surgical skills utilizing minimally invasive joint replacement. His practice also served as a site for multi-center investigational studies for developing new implants and procedures.

He continues to serve as a national instructor for knee and hip replacement including hip resurfacing surgery. He serves as an advisor for developing new technologies in joint replacements as well as collecting information on patient satisfaction and surgical outcomes.

Since moving from Ohio, Dr. Biggs, his wife, and six children have enjoyed becoming active members in the community and look forward to living in the Naples area for many years to come. The Biggs family enjoys many outdoor activities ranging from golf to motocross.

Dr. Kurtis Biggs, the founder of The Joint Replacement Institute, brings the experience of thousands of successful joint replacements to Southwest Florida. He is proud to present his unique style of practice providing personalized orthopaedic care combined with state of the art surgical techniques for unparalleled outcomes.


  • Medical: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH


  • Internship: Doctors Hospital Stark County, Massillon, OH
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Doctors Hospital Stark County, Massillon, OH
  • Total Joint Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Academic Affiliations

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Professional Affiliations

  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • Collier County Medical Society
  • Florida Osteopathic Medical Association

Hospital Affiliations

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