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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Partial Knee Replacement | Naples, Florida

Dr. Kurtis Biggs is an expert in a variety of orthopaedic knee pain treatments, including custom fit knee replacements and partial knee replacement surgery. While afflictions of the knee joint tend to encompass the entire knee, oftentimes only part of the knee is affected. By targeting the damaged area, Dr. Biggs is able to work around the remaining healthy areas of the knee, minimizing the impact of the surgery and helping the patient's body work with the prosthetic implant.

Partial Knee Resurfacing: An Improvement to Total Knee Joint Surgery

The knee is made up of three compartments - the medial (inside), lateral, (outside), and patellofemoral (kneecap). Each individual compartment can be damaged by osteoarthritis, leaving the other two compartments relatively unscathed and still functional. In this situation, a partial knee resurfacing procedure may be the best orthopaedic option for the patient.

Benefits of Partial Knee Resurfacing

Benefits of Stryker's partial knee resurfacing prosthetics include:
  • Advanced bearing (X3) technology affords for reduced wear
  • Smaller incision
  • Quicker recovery time

Osteoarthritis Treatment Utilizing Partial Knee Resurfacing

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis to affect the knee joint and is also known as "wear and tear" arthritis. Osteoarthritis of the knee affects the joint's cartilage, its main shock absorbing and cushioning material. When osteoarthritis deteriorates the knee's cartilage, the bones of the upper leg can come into direct contact with the bones of the lower leg, causing pain and leading to a destabilization of the knee joint. Arthroscopy and other minimally invasive surgical techniques can provide low-impact surgical solutions for this debilitating musculoskeletal condition.

Knee Resurfacing Surgery: Stryker Orthopaedic Implants

Dr. Biggs uses two types of specially designed implants during partial knee replacement surgery - the Triathlon Partial Knee Resurfacing and Oxford Partial Knee implants. The Triathlon implant is designed for either side of the knee, while the Oxford implant is tailored specifically for the medial side of the knee joint, allowing for a much smaller implant compared to a traditional full joint implant.

The smaller, tailored implants decrease the overall area that needs to be resurfaced, allowing the still healthy portions of the knee joint to more easily incorporate the new implants. This process allows for less recovery time, a stronger bond between the implants and the remaining portions of the natural knee joint and a longer life for the implant.

South Florida's Trusted Orthopaedist: Dr. H. Kurtis Biggs

Dr. Kurtis Biggs, Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, founded the Joint Replacement Institute to bring his years of orthopaedic experience to the Southwest Florida region. A former surgical resident and fellow at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Biggs has been instrumental in the development of two hospital based joint replacement centers and has served as a national instructor for orthopaedic surgeons.

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