Charles E. Kollmer, M.D. is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in surgical interventions for the hips, ankles, knees, spine, shoulders, wrists and hands. A graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania, he completed residency in both General Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery and has been a Diplomat of American Board of Orthopedic Surgery since July of 1989.
Dr. Kollmer’s interest in the Vanguard XP Preserving Knee system developed naturally after years of performing traditional total and partial knee replacements. Most traditional total knee implants require removal of the ACL, a ligament that helps provide the knee joint with stability and control. The Vanguard XP works with your natural anatomy, allowing you to keep your healthy ligaments including the ACL. Since he began offering this procedure, Dr. Kollmer has seen his patients recover more quickly and experience less pain after surgery than with traditional total knee replacement.
In partnership with Dr. Kollmer, Florida Hospital New Smyrna is the first and only hospital in Volusia County currently offering this revolutionary procedure.
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