Total Joint Replacement & Revision
Determining whether to undergo total joint replacement and revision surgery is a big decision, but one that can result in a significantly enhanced lifestyle. Joint replacement surgery entails replacing a diseased joint—most commonly the hip, knee, ankle, or shoulder—with a well-designed and functional artificial implant. Joint replacement surgery is a necessary procedure when considerable cartilage loss occurs in your joint, causing bone-on-bone friction, debilitation, and overbearing pain. Additionally, revision joint replacement surgery is a required procedure when a worn-down joint replacement needs to be replaced and improved, there’s an infection in a replaced joint, and instability in an implanted joint.
At Advanced Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery, our team of total joint replacement and revision surgeons is committed to ensuring the best possible course of treatment and outcome for you. Our surgeons have specialized training and experience in diseases and injuries of the hip, knee, ankle, and shoulder joints that may require reconstruction or replacement. Whether you require total hip arthroplasty, total hip replacement, hip revision, total knee arthroplasty, partial knee arthroplasty, knee revision, total shoulder arthroplasty (total shoulder replacement, shoulder resurfacing, reverse total shoulder replacement, or shoulder revision, Advanced Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery’s joint replacement and revision surgeons provide the most advanced, minimally invasive techniques that will help restore your function and mobility.
Additionally, recent technological advancements in joint replacement and revision surgery have allowed our orthopedic surgeons to provide better outcomes and quicker recovery times for our patients. Examples of these developments include: more durable implants, less invasive surgical techniques such as anterior hip replacement, and enhanced implant designs.
The joint replacement and revision surgeons and assisting staff of Advanced Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery provide state-of-the-art pre and postoperative care, as well as long-term follow-up care. Please be assured that our team of doctors always strives to use conservative treatment methods to help safely return you to activity before considering surgery.
In collaboration with Upper Peninsula Health Systems – Marquette, Advanced Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery has developed the Total Joint Replacement Program, where caregivers work together to provide the best experience and outcomes possible for patients having total joint replacement surgery.
The depth of this breakthrough program, which caters to hip, shoulder, and knee replacement candidates, is the first of its kind in the Upper Peninsula. Experienced orthopedic surgeons, along with knowledgeable anesthesiologists, nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists, guide patients from comprehensive pre-surgical patient education through post-surgical rehabilitation and recovery. Using this comprehensive approach allows patients to recover as quickly as possible and get back to living their lives to the fullest.
The following Advanced Center for Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery surgeons specialize in total joint replacement and revision:
- Robert H. Blotter, M.D.
- Jason D. Doppelt, M.D.
- Zachary C. Leonard, M.D.
- Timothy B. Neuschwander, M.D.
- Wallace G. Pearson II, M.D.
Patient Education Resources
- Hip, Knee, and Shoulder Revision Surgery (Revision of Total Joint Arthroplasty)
- Total Joint Replacement (Total Joint Arthroplasty)