When joints don't work right, it can send life into a tailspin. Pain and lack of function can change your lifestyle and keep you from taking part in the activities you enjoy.
Whether your joint problem is from an injury or has developed slowly over a lifetime of use, the team at Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC) can help.
What to expect at the Joint Center
At IRMC Orthopedics, we're experts in joint replacement, but we'll try every other option to help you before turning to surgery.
We'll start your care by looking at the big picture and making sure that we fully understand your condition and concerns.
At your first appointment, we'll take a complete history and perform an exam. We can take x-rays in the office. And we can schedule other tests—like an MRI, CT scan or lab work—as needed.
This team will work together to determine the best treatment plan for you.
Our surgical expertise
If nonsurgical treatments don't adequately address your joint problem, our team has the expertise to address the issue with surgery.
Here are some reasons to choose us:
- Our team includes four board-certified orthopedic surgeons. Our three physician assistants are also board-certified. They all have a wealth of knowledge from years working in orthopedics. Other team members who'll support you include nurses, case managers, and occupational and physical therapists.
- Professional organizations recognize our excellent care. Blue Cross Blue Shield honored IRMC as a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacement. And the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality recently recertified our joint replacement surgery program.
- We're with you from pre-op through recovery. Before joint replacement, we offer personalized, one-on-one education. After surgery, we closely monitor our patients—in the hospital and at home. Some people with hip replacements report their pain is gone a day or two after surgery. But knee replacements often require additional rehab. No matter your experience, we are with you, coordinating therapy and following up. Our full-service approach is designed to get you back to maximum function quickly and safely.
Make an appointment with a joint pain doctor
Take the first step toward feeling better. To learn more or make an appointment with one of our orthopedic surgeons, call 888.452.IRMC (4762).