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Common Knee Injuries

As you can imagine, in Michigan’s Winter Wonderland, we see our fair share of injuries. With the various winter sports available here in northern Michigan, knee injuries tend to be amongst the most common injury we see and treat this time of year. At Great Lakes...

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Anterior Hip Replacement

There are three surgical approaches to an arthroplasty, or total hip replacement––the front, or anterior; the back, or posterior; and the side, or lateral. Since its inception in 1960, hip replacement surgery is the one of the most successful surgeries performed.

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Revision Hip and Knee Replacements

If you are a recipient of a hip or knee replacement, you know firsthand how it changes your life. You are no longer in pain and have your mobility returned to you––your quality of life has skyrocketed. But what happens if sometime after the replacement you find...

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Black Bear Gran Fondo Bike Race

On Saturday July 14th, 2018, Great Lakes Orthopaedics (GLOC) co-sponsored the Black Bear Gran Fondo Bike Race along with the Grayling Rotary Club and other local businesses in Grayling, Michigan. The race had approximately 200 bikers. The race is a cross country type...

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Delivering Accountable Care

On February 21st, our very own Dr. Galdes will be offering a presentation to local providers within the Northern Physicians Organization on evidence based non-operative management of hip and knee arthritis. Topics that will be discussed will include methods of...

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Testimonials

  • Arthroscopy Experience

    “I want to thank Dr Kerr for actually listening to me when I described my lifestyle, and suggesting arthroscopic reattachment of my supraspinatus and long head of the bicep tendons. He did the surgery two years ago, and I am back to like the fall I took that tore the tendons never happened! Top quality […]
  • Total Joint & Total Joint Revision

    “For Scott Groseclose: Hi Scott. You replaced my right hip in (I believe) 2011 It has done and continues to do wonderfully well! I was wondering if you share with me the materials of the stem and cup. Specifically was the stem cobalt? Thanks for your help. Best personal regards, Chuck
  • Total Joint & Total Joint Revision

    “I would like to thank Dr. Wiersema and Kacie Freeborn PAC, for my two new hips! These surgeries have changed my life. I am walking 4 miles a day, and daily yoga, all with no pain! The list of activities that I can now do is quite long. Thanks for new life. Gary”

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