Dr. Jon Minter of Northside Total Joint Specialists
This week I sat down with Dr. Jon Minter of Northside Total Joint Specialists. In our ongoing monthly series with Northside Hospital we learned about the various conditions that could lead to a total joint replacement. Dr. Minter shared some great information about some of the techniques he uses now to perform the surgery, including using robotic assistance with portions of the procedure. Having robotic assistance helps the surgeon minimize surgical trauma to the tissue in the surgical field, making the recovery process proceed more quickly and with less pain.
Dr. Minter talked about the fact that he is able to perform joint replacement for a wide variety of joints from knees, to hips, shoulders, wrists, ankles and even digits. He is able to repair joint damage from disease processes such as arthritis as well as traumatic injuries. I was surprised to learn that patients undergoing total hip replacement and total knee replacement can often go home to recover the same day as their surgery rather than staying for several days in the hospital.
Dr. Minter discussed how he takes a conservative approach to joint replacement, exploring non-surgical options where feasible to attempt to give the patient relief of pain while avoiding surgery if possible. If you or a loved one is experiencing a decrease in activity in an effort to avoid pain you should seek a consultation with this specialist. You will be pleased to experience his pleasant, personable demeanor. We talked about the fact that when patients begin to avoid activity in an effort to prevent experiencing pain, they can see their heart health decrease over time, potentially shortening their lives. Dr. Jon Minton of Northside Total Joint Specialists can help you or your loved ones get your life back through his expert, conservative approach to joint replacement.
Dr. Jon Minter, DO, of Northside Total Joint Specialists
- Doctor of Osteopathy, Kirksville Osteopathic Medicine
- Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Parkview Hospital
- Adult Reconstructive and Arthritis Fellowship, Florida Orthopaedic Institute/Tampa General Hospital
- Published Study Author and Frequent Lecturer on the subject of Joint Replacement