Knee Surgery & Replacement

We’re committed to your knee recovery, throughout the surgery process and beyond.

Get back to normal, faster

Do you feel slowed down? Is it hard to climb the stairs, or even stand up?

Discomfort, swelling, stiffness - you don't have to be in pain every day. Whether you're suffering from a knee injury or chronic condition, we're here to help.

We provide world-class care for knee surgeries and treatment so you can start doing the things you love again. Our office is in constant contact with you throughout the process to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Customize your treatment plan

Our expert team combines sophisticated surgical and nonsurgical techniques, an effective treatment plan and compassionate care. After surgery, we work with you on a physical therapy and post-op recovery plan that works for you.

Experience cutting-edge technology

Our expert physicians implement the latest surgical techniques and orthopedic devices for knee surgery and treatment. For example, we use OrthoAlign for computer-assisted navigation on all total knee replacement procedures which can reduce the risk of blood clots.

Recover in comfort

With over 20 years of orthopedic surgical experience, we are the pioneers of the most innovative and effective surgical solutions for your knee joint injuries and conditions. Our outpatient orthopedic surgery center allows patients to recover at home and return to normalcy faster. This outpatient surgery philosophy is a signature feature of our practice.

Alexander Orthopaedic's mobile therapy team preps your home for safety precautions and comfort for recovery after surgery is completed. Following the surgery, our mobile and medical therapy team visit the patient's home to evaluate and ensure recovery goes well. Our office also arranges at-home nursing and physical therapy for you to start the next day after surgery. Physical therapy is typically recommended with the knee surgeries and treatments we offer, which improves range of motion quicker, allowing you to regain strength and return to normal function sooner.

"I had a full knee replacement with fantastic results! I did follow both pre- and post-op directives, as prescribed, so there were no 'surprises.' Post-op physical therapy is absolutely necessary to achieve optimal recovery, and it does require commitment. Much thanks to Dr. Alexander and his Associates! I can climb stairs again."

- JW Marina

         Common Knee Injuries

Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the knee. While most common with those above the age of 50, it can occur in younger people as well. Knee osteoarthritis is the gradual wearing away of the cartilage in the knee joint.

Meniscal Tears and Injuries

The menisci are pieces of cartilage in your knee that provide a cushion between your shin and thigh bone. One of the most common knee injuries, a torn or damaged meniscus results in a popping sensation, pain, swelling, and difficulty straightening out your knee.

Knee Bursitis

Knee bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa, which is a small sac of fluid cushioning the outside of the knee joint allowing tendons and ligaments to glide smoothly over the joint.

Patellar Dislocation

A patellar dislocation, also known as a kneecap dislocation, occurs when the bone that sits atop the knee (the kneecap) comes out of the groove at the knee joint.

ACL Injury

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four ligaments connecting the shin bone to the thigh bone. ACL injuries are tears of this ligament, common amongst athletes in sports requiring sudden changes of direction.

Kneecap Fractures

Fractures or breaks in the knee bones can occur from large impacts, typically car accidents or falls. Fractures are more common in those with osteoporosis whose bones are typically weaker.

Patella Tendinitis

Patellar tendinitis is irritation and inflammation of the patellar tendon, connecting the quadriceps muscle to the shin bone. Runners, skiers, and cyclists are prone to developing patellar tendinitis.

Alexander Orthopaedic Associates is the only orthopedic practice in the Tampa Bay area that specializes in outpatient joint replacement surgery.

Common Knee Surgeries and Procedures

Most knee injuries are managed with non-invasive treatments at first. This ranges from anti-inflammatory medications, reduced activity, physical therapy and corticosteroid injections.

People typically require knee surgery or replacement when they are experiencing severe wear-and-tear on their knee joint due to a condition, such as osteoarthritis, or if they have an injury, such as a torn ligament.

Who will be performing my knee surgery and treatment?

Several of our expert physicians specialize in knee surgery, including Dr. Alexander, Dr. Vizzi, and Dr. Swaringen. Our acclaimed surgeons have memberships to the following prestigious associations:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society (FOS)

Knee Arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy is a common, minimally invasive procedure consisting of small incisions around the damaged joint. Surgeons then insert a small camera to view, diagnose and treat knee joint problems like torn ligaments, torn meniscus, and fractures.

Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Total knee replacement surgery, also known as total knee arthroplasty, is an outpatient procedure that involves replacing an arthritic knee joint with a knee prosthesis/artificial joint.

Total knee replacement surgery can help people suffering from knee arthritis, as well as those who have weakened knee joints due to injuries and other conditions.

We recommend that our patients attend physical therapy to rebuild strength to build strength and recover range of motion in their knees.

ACL & PCL Surgery

ACL & PCL surgery is used to treat a torn ACL or PCL, which is a painful but common injury that should be treated immediately. A torn ACL or PCL is typically accompanied with a loud popping sound, severe pain, swelling, and a feeling that your knee "gives way."

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) are crucial to keeping your knee joint in place. They both connect your femur and tibia.

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction procedure involves small incisions around the knee and uses your own tissue or donated tissue to restore the affected ligament.

Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction (MPFL)

Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction (MPFL) is an outpatient procedure performed as part of a minimally invasive knee arthroscopy.

The medial patellofemoral ligament attaches your kneecap (patella) to your femur. When this ligament is injured, your kneecap may start to chronically dislocate. This can be an uncomfortable and painful experience and restrict simple movement like walking or even standing upright.

Patients may wear a brace after undergoing MPL reconstruction and have physical therapy. Recovery for MPFL reconstruction is typically 12 weeks.

Recovery starts here.

A member of our team will reach out to you within 24 hours.