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Persistent joint pain is the most common reason patients decide to undergo joint replacement. Whether the result of a prior injury, such as a fracture, or a degenerative disease, such as osteoarthritis, joint replacement may be the answer. 

Though the most commonly replaced joints are the ankle, hip, knee, and shoulder, nearly any joint can be replaced with a fully functioning artificial implant. 

While a procedure of this magnitude may generate some anxiety in patients considering the surgery, joint replacement can significantly improve your quality of life, mobility, and ability to participate in physical activities. 

The joint replacement surgeons at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists have extensive fellowship training and a wealth of experience in performing joint replacement surgeries, including total joint replacements, osteotomies, joint resurfacing procedures, and partial replacements. 

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms and conservative treatment methods have failed to alleviate your pain, you may be a candidate for joint replacement surgery: 

  • Severe joint pain
  • Joint pain that prevents you from resting or keeps you awake at night
  • Joint pain that prohibits you from activity
  • Joint pain that disrupts necessary and daily functions, such as climbing stairs or walking

At Heartland Orthopedic Specialists, we understand that joint pain can significantly impact your quality of life and prohibit you from enjoying an active lifestyle. Our joint replacement surgeons believe in patient education and a team approach to patient care so that you feel well informed and comfortable with your decisions.

The best way to determine whether joint replacement is right for you is to consult with one of our joint replacement surgeons at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists. To schedule a consultation, please request an appointment online or call (800) 762-1177.

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Why choose Heartland Orthopedic Specialists?

Our expert joint replacement surgeons at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists have completed rigorous training and specialized educational programs focused exclusively on joint replacement procedures. Having mastered highly advanced techniques and accumulated a wealth of combined experience, our surgeons are compassionate, talented, and highly skilled in developing customized treatment plans to accommodate each patient’s individual needs.

Our joint replacement specialists, Dr. Paul Dale, Dr. Dennis Weigel, Dr. Russell Sticha, Dr. Thomas Dudley, Dr. Eric Nelson and Dr. Sig Feierabend, have the knowledge, proficiency, and skill to effectively treat joint pain, so you can get back to an active, pain-free lifestyle. 

To consult with a Heartland Orthopedic Specialists joint replacement surgeon, please request an appointment online or call (800) 762-1177.