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Dr. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive Mdc106
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Tampa, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Nofsinger is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nofsinger include ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Nofsinger is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Nofsinger attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He speaks Swedish.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $5,039
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,619
Dr. Edwin M Melendez, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2509 W Crest Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Edwin Melendez is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Melendez's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Melendez's education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Melendez (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Microsurgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $5,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,619
Dr. Michael Anthony Miranda, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; Suite 4
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Miranda is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Miranda a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Miranda obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Arthritis Surgery, Replacement ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $7,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,626

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
909 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Steven Lyons' medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Lyons has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lyons include knee problems and hip problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lyons attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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Clinical Interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Pain, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 77
  • Charge (avg.): $7,959
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,619

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What is Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement is a surgical procedure to replace parts of the knee joint that are damaged. It is most often done to treat arthritis, a common condition that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Knee replacement is used only if other, less invasive treatments have not worked.

A knee replacement may be partial, involving only the damaged areas, or it may include the entire joint. During surgery, the cartilage, a smooth and tough piece of tissue that lines the ends of bones, is removed. The ends of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (lower leg bone), and, sometimes, patella (kneecap) are smoothed out and replaced with metal parts. The cartilage is then replaced with a plastic disc that the metal can glide across when moving. This removes any rough or grinding surfaces within the knee that may have been causing pain.

Surgery can be performed by a large incision along the knee or through tiny incisions with small tools and an arthroscope, a small lighted tube with a camera. The procedure takes one to two hours, and you will stay in the hospital for a few days following surgery as you heal and learn to use your new knee. Physical therapy can help you move correctly and prevent stiffness. Generally, you will be able to return to normal activity within a few weeks, but you may be asked to stop participating in high-impact activities, like football or running, which could injure your new knee.

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