Center for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery

Surgical and Nonsurgical Treatment Options

Center for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery

Manatee Memorial Hospital, in Bradenton, Florida, offers a number of surgical and nonsurgical treatment options, including:

  • MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing and total hip replacement
  • Hip, knee and shoulder surgeries including the treatment of arthritis.
  • Hand, shoulder and elbow surgery for injuries, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendon problems, rotator cuff problems and instability problems of the shoulder.
  • Foot and ankle surgery for conditions that include bunions, hammertoes, ankle injuries, diabetic foot disorders, ligament fractures and other trauma of the ankle, foot and leg.
  • Spine surgery to treat degenerative and congenital spine disorders such as spinal stenosis, ruptured or herniated discs, fractures of the spine, arthritis of the spine, spinal infections and tumors of the spinal column.
  • Treatment for traumatic orthopedic injuries, including fractures and dislocations of all joints of the body, the extremities and spine.
  • Sports medicine to treat sports-related injuries and overuse syndromes, including rehabilitation, arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

Comfortable and Convenient: A Different Atmosphere

The Center for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery at Manatee Memorial Hospital is designed to make your surgery and therapy experience as easy, pleasant and productive as possible. The center is conveniently located on the fourth floor of the patient tower at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton.

Total Involvement for Family Members and Caregivers

Family members and caregivers can play an important role in your recovery, so we encourage them to join you for your preoperative education class. The class will give them important information on how to help care for you while you are recovering from hip, knee or shoulder replacement surgery.

You may need to go to a skilled nursing facility before you are ready to return home, or you may need to use home health services for additional assistance.

Joint Replacement Services

When you come to the Center for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery at Manatee Memorial Hospital for joint replacement surgery, you'll be surrounded by an atmosphere of caring, comfort and understanding...a very different atmosphere than other replacement centers. We wouldn't have it any other way.

Our joint replacement services include comprehensive preoperative and postoperative rehabilitation services for patients undergoing hip replacement, shoulder replacement and knee replacement.

A multidisciplinary team of rehabilitation specialists, including physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and case managers will provide your care.
Center for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery

A Uniquely Different Approach

Our goal is to get you back on your feet — both physically and psychologically — so we will not approach you as a "sick patient," but as someone who has elected surgery to help improve your quality of life. That means:

  • We will work to help you develop and maintain a positive outlook throughout the rehabilitation process.
  • We'll help you focus your energy on maximizing functional mobility.
  • You will always play a very active role in your healthcare.
  • We promote a philosophy of motivation and empowerment to create a level of care that will help inspire your success.

Preoperative Education Services: A Different Beginning

The staff at the Center for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery at Manatee Memorial Hospital will begin working with you prior to your scheduled surgery date. Physical therapists, nurses or case managers offer a special preoperative class for you, your family and other caregivers so that everyone knows what to expect before, during and after the procedure.

The preoperative classes cover:

  • Safety precautions
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) prophylaxis
  • Getting out of bed
  • Transfer techniques (from toilet and tub)
  • Weight-bearing status
  • Gait training with use of assistive devices, such as canes, walkers, reachers, etc.
  • Exercise
  • Stair training
  • Fall prevention
  • Training in activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, etc.)
  • Creating a safe home environment
  • Potential postoperative complications
  • Pain management

You will receive a packet of information before your surgery, and a patient coordinator will help you with admission and preregistration paperwork so there is no delay on the day of surgery.

Postoperative Rehabilitation: A different recovery

The rehabilitation phase of your treatment is available at the hospital and places great emphasis on functionality and post hospital care.

Physical Therapy

A surgeon may recommend that you continue your physical therapy at home. If you need further assistance, we can help make arrangements for home healthcare or for your transition to a skilled nursing facility, if that is necessary.

You may require physical therapy on an outpatient basis after you are discharged from the hospital. If so, you can get the physical therapy you need at Physical Medicine at Manatee Memorial Hospital (941) 745-7550 or at The Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center located at:

5245 33rd Street East
Suite 32
Bradenton, FL
(off State Road 70, in the Manatee Town Center)
(941) 745-7559

Helpful Hints for Incoming Patients

If you haven't already done so, please schedule your preoperative education class. Remember, your family members and other caregivers are welcome to attend too.

When you arrive for your surgery, don't forget to bring a change of clothing. We encourage all postoperative patients to change out of their hospital gowns and into comfortable sports clothes as soon as possible.

Please take the time to review all materials you received prior to your surgery. This information can help you avoid unnecessary delays — or the need to reschedule your procedure.

If you have detailed questions concerning your surgery, please contact your surgeon, or participating physician, well in advance of your scheduled surgery.

The staff at the Center for Orthopedic and Spine Surgery will work to make your rehabilitation as easy, pleasant and productive as possible.

Specially trained therapists can help you participate more fully in daily activities like talking, walking and working at a job.
MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is now available at Manatee Memorial Hospital.