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Bone and joint center in Aventura

When it comes to joint health, we don’t just follow standards; we exceed them. Aventura Hospital and Medical Center was the first Joint Commission-certified hospital in Miami-Dade County for total hip and knee replacements.

Our orthopedic doctors are dedicated to finding the source of your joint pain and recommending effective treatments to improve your quality of life.

For more information about our joint care services, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (305) 682-6677.

What is arthritis?

Arthritis, also called joint inflammation, is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. Joint pain and stiffness are the main symptoms of arthritis, and the condition typically worsens with age.

There are over 100 types of arthritis, but the most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage wears away, causing bone to rub against bone, which causes pain, swelling and stiffness.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the joints, causing swelling and pain.

Arthritis physical therapy

Our care team at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center's Orthopedic and Spine Institute is committed to improving the joint function of our patients. Since each patient is different, there is no best treatment for everyone, and our experts create specific and individual plans for each patient.

Our physical therapists work with our patients to create specialized programs that bring together the best exercises to treat stiffness without further damaging joints. Our patients find physical therapy useful following an injury, surgery or joint replacement.

Arthritis treatments

Our Orthopedic and Spine Institute offers a wide range of surgical options to treat osteoarthritis, including:

  • Arthroscopic surgery—Trims damaged cartilage

  • Osteotomy—Changes the alignment of a bone to relieve stress

  • Arthrodesis—Surgically fuses bones

Total joint replacement surgery

For patients experiencing rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or traumatic joint damage, total joint replacement surgery may be recommended. In this procedure, damaged or arthritic joints are replaced with a prosthesis (artificial part) designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint. Typically, patients undergoing joint replacement surgery are hospitalized for three to four days.

Our orthopedic surgeons offer the following joint replacement surgeries:

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Neonatal intensive care in Trinity, Florida

 

At Medical Center of Trinity, we know that babies born prematurely or with serious medical conditions need advanced care. That's why the neonatal specialists at our Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) offer expert diagnoses, treatment and family-centered care to our youngest patients in need.

For more information about our NICU, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (727) 834-5630.

Family-centered care at our Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Our Level II NICU is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by expert neonatologists and a team of medical professionals. We do our best to support family-centered care, which has been associated with numerous benefits, including:

  • Better mental health outcomes

  • Decreased length of hospital stay

  • Enhanced parent-infant attachment and bonding

  • Greater patient and family satisfaction

  • Improved well-being of preterm infants

Our NICU amenities

As part of the services we offer our tiniest patients and their families the following specialized amenities:

  • 12 Level II NICU beds

  • An overnight "nesting room" for families transitioning to taking their baby home (This allows parents to practice caring for their babies in a soothing, home-like environment before they leave the hospital)

  • Family-friendly environment

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Guided breastfeeding

  • Maternity photography (for a fee)

  • Recliners to promote bonding and skin-to-skin ("kangaroo") care

  • Social worker dedicated to NICU babies and their families

  • Secure NICU live video streaming

Secure NICU live video streaming

With our secure video streaming system, parents of NICU infants can watch their baby in real-time, even when they are away.

An unobtrusive camera, connected to the internet, is mounted closely to the newborn's bed, delivering streamed video images around-the-clock.

We know your baby's privacy and security are very important. That's why our live streaming is only accessible to specified users with passwords issued by our NICU.

Advantages of our NICU live video streaming service include:

  • Simple, secure, sign-in access (no software downloads)

  • Designed for use by family and relatives of all ages and in all locations

  • 24/7 customer and technical support team available

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