We are the premier institution for hip and knee surgery across South Florida and the Treasure Coast. Our surgeons specialize in advanced and complex surgeries, including multiple techniques for joint replacements. We have all the specialists you need, including orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, physical therapists and radiologists in one convenient setting.
Hip and Knee Surgery: Why Choose Cleveland Clinic Florida?
When you choose Cleveland Clinic Florida for hip and knee surgery, you benefit from:
- A wide range of advanced surgeries: Our orthopaedic surgeons perform the full range of hip and knee surgeries, ranging from arthroscopy to total joint replacements. We use advanced techniques that lead to better outcomes. For example, we are one of the only places in the region offering direct anterior hip replacements. This unique approach involves smaller incisions and almost no muscle cutting, leading to reduced pain, quicker recovery and same-day discharge.
- Expertise in revision surgeries: Total joint replacements are among the most common elective surgeries in the U.S. Many patients who undergo a joint replacement will eventually outlive their implants and require revision surgeries. As a referral center for failed implants, Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute is staffed with surgeons who have extensive training and experience in revision and robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery.
- Optimized recovery: We collaborate closely with multiple specialists to ensure you recover well after surgery. For example, you may work with our rehabilitation and sports therapy team to participate in prehabilitation. With prehab, you complete physical therapy to increase strength before your hip or knee replacement. Prehab leads to shorter recovery times and improved function.
- Recognized excellence: Our knee and hip surgeons have achieved recognition for their world-class care. Several of our locations have designations for excellence in knee and hip surgery. For example, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health is a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip replacement with Florida Blue. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked Cleveland Clinic Martin Health and Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital as high-performing hospitals and ranks Cleveland Clinic Weston among the top five hospitals in Florida.
Hip & Knee Pain
The pain experienced as a result of hip and knee injuries can vary from infected joint replacements to severe bone deficiencies. Our surgeons utilize the most innovative joint replacement methods. Cleveland Clinic Florida orthopaedic surgeons perform thousands of hip and knee procedures each year with successful outcomes for our patients. Our surgical team specializes in primary, complex and revision joint replacements, minimally invasive partial joint replacements, hip resurfacing and advanced arthroscopic techniques.
Cleveland Clinic Florida is one of the only hospitals in the region to offer minimally invasive direct anterior hip replacement surgery, an advanced procedure involving no muscle cutting. The procedure spares any invasion into the large muscle or tendon groups around the hip and is usually done through a smaller incision.
Minimally invasive direct anterior hip replacement surgery typically provides the following benefits:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker recovery times
- Less pain and need for pain medications
- Less risk of dislocation and no need for postoperative restrictions in motion
- Use of assistive devices (walkers or canes) for shorter times (typically 7-10 days only)
Robotic-Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery
Surgeons with the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida provide robotic-assisted joint replacements. These surgeries involve the use of a robotic arm to operate with more precision. An experienced orthopaedic surgeon guides the robot during surgery and operates with tiny surgical tools through a small incision.
Robotic hip and knee replacements allow us to create surgical plans unique to your anatomy. We can even perform virtual run-throughs (simulations) before surgery to ensure we use the best approach.
Robotic joint replacement surgery isn’t for everyone. You may be a candidate if you have persistent hip or knee pain from degenerative, post-traumatic or rheumatoid arthritis.
What We Treat
We offer a broad range of treatment options and state-of-the-art diagnostic tools with decades of experience. Common conditions we treat include:
- Bone infections (osteomyelitis).
- Hip fracture.
- Meniscal tears.
- Trochanteric bursitis.
Hip and Knee Surgeries We Offer
- Decreased need for pain medications.
- Faster recovery.
- Reduced pain.
- Shorter hospital stays.
Some of the common procedures we use include:
Hip or knee arthroscopy
During arthroscopy, we view your knee or hip by inserting a small tool with a camera (arthroscope) through a tiny incision. Your surgeon may use arthroscopy to diagnose the cause of hip or knee pain. Or, your surgeon may use arthroscopy to treat synovitis, inflamed tissue around your joints, or other conditions such as:
Our surgeons specialize in advanced and complex joint replacements, including:
- Partial knee replacements, removing and replacing only one damaged portion (compartment) of the knee.
- Joint resurfacing, shaving a small portion of your bone and capping it with a smooth metal covering.
- Hip resurfacing, is a form of hip replacement surgery. It uses implants to ease hip pain and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis and other conditions. The implants take the place of damaged tissue and bone, allowing for more fluid movement. Men younger than 60 are the best candidates for hip resurfacing.
- Minimally invasive joint replacements, replacing the hip or knee joint with prosthetic parts by operating with small tools through tiny incisions.
- Direct anterior hip replacements, replacing the hip without making incisions in any large muscle or tendon groups.
- Revision replacements, removing and replacing some or all of a prosthetic implant from a previous joint replacement surgery.