Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement
Kessler Lipman Orthopedics in Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Florida is well-known for its expertise in sports medicine and joint replacement surgery. Dr. Kevin Kessler, Dr. Naveed Shafi, Dr. Adam Lipman, and Christine Kinsey, PA-C are the premier authorities in shoulder surgery in South Florida. Both Dr. Kessler and Dr. Naveed Shafi are board-certified and highly skilled in advanced techniques in the treatment of orthopedic injuries and complications.
Though we primarily treat sports injuries and perform joint replacement surgeries, doctors throughout Palm Beach and Broward counties also refer their complex orthopedic cases to us. Wherever you feel pain, know that Kessler Lipman Orthopedics will provide excellent care for you from the moment you step into the office through rehabilitation and expert physical therapy which is provided on-site at our facility.
Joint Replacement and Arthroscopy
A joint replacement is a surgical procedure to replace a knee, hip, or shoulder joint with an artificial implant. Joint replacements are most commonly used to treat osteoarthritis, a condition in which the joint cartilage wears down over time. In cases of severe arthritis, the bone may also erode. The implant replaces the damaged joint surfaces and restores function.
Most joint replacement surgeries also employ the usage of arthroscopy. Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that uses a small camera to see inside the joint. This allows your surgeon to look for damage and to repair it using special instruments.
Joint replacement using arthroscopy is a newer procedure that is becoming more common. It can be used to replace the knee, hip, or shoulder. This procedure offers many advantages over traditional joint replacement surgery such as:
- A smaller incision – This means a shorter healing time and less scarring.
- Quicker recovery – Arthroscopic surgery causes less pain than traditional surgery and you will be able to go home much sooner than traditional joint replacement.
- Fewer complications – Arthroscopic surgery is much less likely to cause complications than traditional surgery.
There are several types of knee implants available, including total knee replacement (TKR), partial knee replacement (PKR), and knee arthroscopy. Total knee replacement is the most common type of knee replacement surgery and involves replacing the entire knee joint with an artificial implant. Partial knee replacement is a less invasive surgery that replaces only the damaged parts of the knee joint.
We often see that patients that undergo total or partial knee replacement are oftentimes individuals that have gone through acute damage to their joints. Examples of such cases are people in motor vehicle accidents and or individuals with workers compensation due to accidents in their workplace.
Our Treatments and Services
We also offer many surgical and non-surgical treatments for the extremities and spine:
Our On-site services include: