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Orthopedic surgeons John Thompson D.O. and Thomas LaPorta M.D. are Fort Myers total knee replacement specialists. Our knee replacement surgeons are some the most highly trained orthopedic & sports medicine doctors in the area. If you feel some anxiety about the process, take a look at these statistics shared by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and Health Research Funding on this procedure which involves replacing the knee with an artificial joint:


  • More than 650,000 TKRs are performed each year, 63% of them for females

  • 90% of individuals with a TKR experience significantly less pain

  • 85% of artificial knees remain effective after 20 years

  • Over 4.5 million Americans live with at least one TKR

The major cause for knee replacement is osteoarthritis and 12% of adults age of 60+ show symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. While TKRs aren't usually the first treatment option to lessen knee pain and strengthen knee function, the procedure is a viable option. In fact, combined with exercise and therapy, a TKR often achieves optimal pain relief and the strongest functional improvement. 

Benefits of a Total Knee Replacement (TKR):

  • Pain reduction

  • Improved Mobility

  • Activities like walking and driving tend to become much easier

  • High success and satisfaction rates.

Please don't hesitate to call our Fort Myers or Cape Coral locations to schedule a consultation with one of our knee replacement specialists.

knee and knee with total replacement x-r


Knee Replacement Surgery in Fort Myers and Cape Coral.

(239) 482-8788

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