Total Joint & Total Joint Revision

One of the greatest technological advances for orthopaedic care is in total joint replacement and joint revisions. These orthopaedic surgeries involve replacing a severely diseased joint—most commonly the hip, knee, shoulder and ankle—with an artificial implant. This procedure becomes necessary when significant cartilage loss occurs in a joint, causing bone-on-bone friction and overbearing pain.

Unfortunately, the components used in replacing your joint don’t last forever or can fail. Common reasons for failure are wear, loosening, infection, fracture or breakage of the prosthesis. The failed prosthesis most commonly causes pain. Revision surgery is a treatment which replaces any worn or failed components. Pain relief is the primary benefit of joint revision surgery.

At Great Lakes Orthopaedic Center, our leading surgeons and surgical specialists have a track record of successful joint replacement and revision surgeries performed right here in northern Michigan. Our board-certified physicians will work with you and on-site physical therapists to create a tailored plan to get you back to an enhanced range of motion. By staying up to date on the latest top advancements, GLOC can provide a wider range of options for joint treatments that are less invasive and longer lasting. That means better outcomes and quicker recovery times for our joint replacement patients.

Testimonials

  • Shoulder & Elbow

    “Dr.Kerr: It has been almost 24 hours since the sedated manipulation, and I have almost the same range of motion in BOTH shoulders PAIN FREE! I am going to come in and shake your hand. Thank you!”
  • Hip & Knee

    “I've been a patient here for almost 20 years. I've had both knees and both hips replaced. I started here because they were the only doctors in town that understood how painful my knees were. At 45, it's not usual to have your knees replaced. I'm 64 now. I can't say enough good things about […]
  • Foot & Ankle

    “I had major foot surgery on December 4, 2019 by Dr. Reichard. I had surgery three years ago on my other foot for the same reason and the same difficult surgery. The doctor I had before had retired before I was ready to go through this surgery again. I had great reservations about using a […]

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