Orthopedic & Spine Surgery in Miami
The muscles and skeletal system provide support, strength, and flexibility
for your body. Orthopedics focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal
injuries, pain, and other conditions that affect your ability to move
freely and comfortably. The Orthopedic & Spine Program at Mercy Hospital
aims to deliver the highest quality of orthopedic care, including surgical
services and sports medicine near Miami. Our team of orthopedics specialists
has experience treating conditions that range from degenerative arthritis
and chronic back pain to broken bones and acute sports injuries.
The Basics of Joint Replacement Surgery
Joint replacement surgery replaces a damaged and painful joint with an
artificial system that will allow you to regain mobility and enjoy pain-free
function. Although surgery is a significant step in joint replacement,
it is simply one part of a larger treatment plan to restore your quality of life.
- Joint replacement surgery is typically only sought after other treatments
have failed. If options such as medication, exercise, and physical therapy
have not improved your ability to complete and enjoy everyday tasks, you
will be evaluated for joint replacement candidacy.
- During surgery, your surgeon may replace some or all of the components
of the joint, depending on the condition of the bones and the best solution for you.
- Your physical therapy and rehabilitation will often begin on the day of
your surgery. Many patients choose to recover in Mercy Hospital’s
Bay View Rehabilitation facility for comfort, convenience, and top-quality care.
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation services will continue for several
months after your joint replacement surgery. As you progress, you will
be given new challenges and exercises to gain additional flexibility,
range of motion, and mobility, allowing you to return to the lifestyle you want.
Back Pain Treatment Options
It is estimated that the majority of adults will experience some type of
back pain during their lifetime. The treatment of back pain hinges on
an accurate diagnosis of the condition, followed by implementation of
a personalized treatment plan. Mercy Hospital is proud to offer comprehensive
orthopedic care in the Miami area; to reach us, please call (305) 854-4400
to find out more about diagnostic imaging, orthopedics, and physical and
- Pain-relieving medication is often used to achieve comfort for patients
suffering from back and spinal pain. Medication can be delivered orally
or via injection directly into the affected joints of the back.
- Physical therapy can improve strength and flexibility, allowing the body
to heal naturally while better supporting the spine for comfort.
- If noninvasive treatments fail, surgery may be suggested to address the
root cause of your pain. Surgical services offered at Mercy Hospital include
spinal fusion, disc replacement, and laminectomy.