Knee Surgery Specialist

OrthoLinks Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Tampa, FL

If you suffer from chronic pain and restricted movement in your knee due to disease or age-related wear-and-tear, you may be a good candidate for knee surgery. At OrthoLinks Orthopedics and Rehabilitation in Tampa, Florida, experienced orthopedic surgeon Dr. G. Jason Hunt offers innovative knee surgery options to improve your functionality and reduce your pain. To find out more about minimally invasive and arthroscopic knee surgeries, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Knee Surgery Q & A

What types of knee surgery are available?

Depending on the nature of your condition, Dr. Hunt can perform several types of knee surgery to reduce your pain and improve your mobility.

Types of knee surgery available include:

  • Arthroscopy: a minimally invasive procedure that uses tiny incisions and camera technology to repair or remove damaged tissue
  • Osteotomy: a surgical technique to reshape certain bones of the knee, repositioning them to reduce the pressure on the damaged part of the knee
  • Total joint replacement: a procedure to remove damaged knee joints and replace them with an artificial joint

Dr. Hunt can determine which surgical option is best for you based on your condition, your medical history, and your age.

Why do I need knee surgery?

You may need knee surgery if you have chronic knee pain or limited mobility due to damage or disease. Dr. Hunt may recommend knee surgery if you have:

  • Torn ligaments
  • Torn cartilage
  • Bone fracture
  • Dislocated patella

Dr. Hunt can also perform knee surgery to remove a Baker’s cyst, a fluid-filled sac that develops at the back of your knee and causes pain and restricted movement.

How do I prepare for knee surgery?

Prior to surgery, Dr. Hunt reviews your medical history and performs a thorough evaluation of your knee and overall health.

You may need to have blood tests to ensure you’re in good health and can tolerate anesthesia and surgery. Dr. Hunt may request imaging tests, such as X-rays or a CT scan of your knee, to help create a surgical treatment plan.

If you take medications or supplements, Dr. Hunt may have you stop taking them for several days leading up to your surgery. You also need to avoid eating and drinking for up to 12 hours before your surgical appointment.

How long does it take to recover from knee surgery?

Recovery times depend on the nature of your condition and the type of surgery Dr. Hunt performs. He can discuss how much time you need to recover from surgery and how long you need to take off work during your initial appointment.

Soon after your procedure, you may begin physical therapy exercises to increase the strength in the muscle surrounding your knee. To prevent additional injury, you may need to avoid strenuous activities such as sports for several months. Dr. Hunt provides restricted activity information as part of your aftercare plan.

Find out if you’re a good candidate for knee surgery by calling OrthoLinks Orthopedics and Rehabilitation directly or booking a consultation online today.