Wuesthoff Orthopedic Services
Our team of physicians has made Wuesthoff Health System one of the best hospitals for knee and hip replacement in the state. Not only that, our highly-trained orthopedic surgeons also serve as team physicians supporting many athletic groups in Central Florida.
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Hip Replacement Safe for Patients in Their 90s, Study Finds
Complication rates similar to patients in their 80s and younger, researchers say
New Knees, Hips May Also Help the Heart
Joint replacement might boost physical activity in arthritis patients, study author says
Knee Pain May Not Be Helped by Glucosamine
Popular supplement did not reduce cartilage damage or improve joint function in study
Will You Need Knee Replacement? Maybe Your Hand Can Tell You
Study suggests a link between length of ring, index fingers and chances of eventual surgery
For Many College Athletes, the Payoff Is Lifelong Disabilities: Study
They were more likely to have physical and emotional problems later in life than non-athletes, researchers found
Restless Sleep Linked to Widespread Pain in Older Adults
Anxiety, memory problems and poor health also play a role, study suggests
Why do I have joint pain? This article discusses different medical conditions that can cause joint pain.
Is it broken or just sprained? This article describes the difference in types of orthopedic injuries.
Ice or heat? This article gives general first aid tips for minor injuries.
How serious is it? This article provides general guidelines for seeking medical care for sports injuries.
What are the different types of pain? This article describes chronic vs. acute pain and various treatment options.
Has arthritis slowed you down? This article provides information regarding daily and long-term management of the disease.
As Brevard’s first MAKOplasty patient, Kevin was positively back to his active lifestyle in no time
Several months ago, Kevin wasn’t sure if he would be able to continue walking his postal route. Today, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Anthony Ware and a new minimally invasive partial knee procedure, he’s back to filling mailboxes and an active lifestyle. The procedure, known as MAKOplasty®, is only offered at Wuesthoff, and Kevin is proud to be the first patient for the procedure and experience its benefits of a shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery and a smaller incision as compared to a traditional, total knee replacement.
“My plan has always been to remain active as long as my body holds up. A full knee replacement wasn’t all that appealing to me, so I started looking for other alternatives.”
--Kevin Baker (patient of Anthony Ware, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon)