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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Anterior Approach Hip Replacement with Hana Table | South Florida

The hip is a ball-and-socket joint formed by the femur (thighbone) and acetabulum (a rounded socket in the pelvis). A thin gel-like layer of cartilage coats the femur and the interior of the acetabulum and prevents friction from building in the joint. Attacking the protective layer of cartilage that keeps the hip joint moving smoothly and wearing away the femoral head and acetabulum, the effects of arthritis can cause constant pain and limit mobility. When a hip joint is severely damaged by the effects of arthritis, a total hip replacement procedure can be the best option.

Direct Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement

Traditional total hip replacement procedures require incisions on the side or back of the patient and the displacement of muscle tissue in order for the surgeons to gain access to the hip joint. The direct anterior approach hip replacement technique allows surgeons to access the hip joint through an incision on the front of the hip. This approach does not displace muscle tissue, lessening the impact of the surgery. Direct anterior approach hip replacement is a minimally invasive surgical procedure and results in a smaller scar and a shorter recovery time than traditional hip replacement surgery.

Hana® Table

The Hana® Table gives surgeons a new platform on which to perform direct anterior approach total hip replacement procedures. The specially designed table allows for the precise placement of a patient's body during the procedure. The freedom to reposition the patient for optimal access to the hip joint gives surgeons a significant advantage over procedures preformed on traditional flat operating tables.

Benefits of Direct Anterior Hip Replacement With the Hana® Table

The Hana® Table allows surgeons to precisely adjust the position of the patient's legs, hips, and torso, and allows surgeons to perform direct anterior approach hip replacement procedures with less damage to the tissues and muscles surrounding the hip joint than a traditional surgery. Consequently, the amount of scar tissue created by the procedure is reduced and the length of time needed to recover from the surgery is shortened.

Direct Anterior Hip Specialist in Naples, Florida

Dr. H. Kurtis Biggs is a Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement procedures. Dr. Biggs has completed an orthopaedic residency and a fellowship in joint replacement at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Biggs serves all of South Florida from his offices at the Joint Replacement institute in Naples.

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