Orthopedic Surgery Specialist

OrthoLinks Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Tampa, FL

At OrthoLinks Orthopedics and Rehabilitation in Tampa, Florida, Dr. G. Jason Hunt offers the most comprehensive surgical options, including minimally invasive surgeries, for repairing diseased and damaged bones, ligaments, muscles, and joints. Dr. Hunt and the OrthoLinks Orthopedics team are highly experienced in working with patients of all ages and specialize in helping athletes get back in the game. To learn more about your orthopedic surgery options, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Orthopedic Surgery Q & A

What orthopedic surgeries are available?

Dr. Hunt and his team offer a variety of surgical procedures that can address a variety of orthopedic issue affecting your shoulder, knees, hips, hands, wrists, and ankles. Issues that commonly require surgery include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Joint replacement
  • Joint reconstruction

Dr. Hunt can perform traditional open surgeries or minimally invasive techniques as needed to ensure your surgery offers long-term success.

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery requires only a small number of tiny incisions to repair or reconstruct the treatment area. Dr. Hunt uses specialized surgical tools, including small cameras and lights, to perform the surgery through the incisions, ensuring less trauma on your body.

By using minimally invasive techniques, you can recover faster and reduce your overall risk of surgical complications.

Am I a good candidate for orthopedic surgery?

Dr. Hunt evaluates your current symptoms and medical history to determine if you’re a good candidate for orthopedic surgery. He may recommend surgery only when other nonsurgical therapies and treatments aren’t effective in relieving your pain or improving your mobility.

Surgery may be the best option when you suffer serious injuries to your ligaments, muscles, or bones such as tears, ruptures, or breaks.

You may also require surgery if degenerative diseases or disorders are causing damage to your joints. In some cases, Dr. Hunt may recommend a partial or total replacement of the affected joint to give you long-term mobility and significantly reduce your pain.

How do I prepare for orthopedic surgery?

If Dr. Hunt determines surgery is the right course of treatment for you, he performs a thorough evaluation of your health to ensure you can tolerate the procedure.

You may need to undergo blood and imaging tests such as a CT scan or X-ray prior to surgery to help Dr. Hunt create your surgical plan.

In the days leading up to your procedure, Dr. Hunt may recommend you stop taking certain medications to reduce surgical complications. You also need to avoid eating and drinking for several hours before your surgery. Dr. Hunt and his team provide you with complete instructions to help you get ready for your surgery and recovery.

Find out more about available surgical options at OrthoLinks Orthopedics and Rehabilitation by scheduling a consultation by phone or online today.