Joint Replacement

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. 

Our 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. When conservative methods don’t provide relief, it may be time to consider a joint replacement with our expert team.

You may be a candidate if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • 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 schedule an appointment online or call (800) 762-1177.

Online Guide to Joint Replacement

During your treatment process, access our Online Guide to Joint Replacement for helpful tools, such as information on procedures, pre- and postoperative care, and answers to frequently asked questions.

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Between 2018 and 2019, our hospital was chosen by the U.S. News & World Report as a high performing hospital in hip and knee replacements. Heartland Orthopedic Specialists/Alomere Health is also the only Joint Replacement Center in the region that is a member of the American Joint Replacement Registry. As participants in this gold-standard registry, our organization and surgeons submit, analyze, and utilize the knowledge gained in serving our patients.

We are proud to offer this high quality, world-class orthopedic care to you and your loved ones to keep you active and healthy.


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At Heartland Orthopedics, our dedicated The Joint Replacement Center at Alomere Health offers patients’ comprehensive joint replacement care. Our center is staffed with board-certified orthopedic surgeons as well as highly trained registered nurses, physician assistants, and rehabilitation therapists. Through their combined expertise, we created a seamless process of holistic care from presurgical education to the postsurgical recovery process.

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Our Joint Replacement Services Include:

Hip Replacement

Hip Revisions

Knee Revisions

Knee Replacement

Partial Knee Replacement

Shoulder Replacement

Ankle Replacement

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. Dennis Weigel, Dr. Eric Nelson, Dr. Emily MonroeDr. Aaron Balgaard, Dr. James Nelson, and Dr. Russell Sticha, 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 schedule an appointment online or call (800) 762-1177.