Joint Replacement Surgery

When your pain keeps you from moving, the team of experts at Ministry Medical Group (MMG) orthopedics department in Stevens Point can offer you a diagnosis and both surgical and non-surgical treatment options for sprains, strains, tendonitis, bursitis, fractures, dislocations, and subluxations.

Our surgical team has expertise in knee replacements, hip replacements, shoulder surgeries, including reverse shoulder replacements, and surgical care for your elbows, wrists, hands, ankles, and feet. 

Call the Ministry Medical Group orthopedics department today at 715.342.7950 to see what they can do to get you moving again.

Hip Replacement Surgery

Your hip is the largest weight-bearing joint in your body. When it hurts, it can keep you from walking or bending, can keep you awake day and night, and it limits your ability to move or lift your leg.

But, you don’t have to continue to suffer.

You can call Ministry Medical Group’s Orthopedic Department in Stevens Point.

The orthopedic team will work with you to diagnose and treat your hip pain. Oftentimes, pain can be minimized by using walking supports, by strengthening the hip muscles through an individualized physical therapy program, or by using anti-inflammatory drugs.

But when these treatments no longer control the pain and it hurts to walk or move, you may want to consider hip replacement surgery. During hip replacement surgery, your orthopedic surgeon will remove the damaged bone and cartilage and replace it with prosthetic components that allow you to move more freely without pain.

Call Ministry Medical Group’s orthopedic department at 715.342.7950 to see if you are a candidate for hip replacement surgery … and get your life moving again.

Joint Replacement Program

The Ministry Medical Group orthopedics team at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of joint pain and total joint replacement surgery.

Choosing to have joint surgery is a big decision. Our team will help you know what to expect. The experienced staff works with you to make sure that you are ready. We know that when you are informed and prepared, you recover more quickly, and you are more likely to have a successful recovery.

That’s why our team of experts works with you before, during, and after joint replacement surgery. 

BEFORE: Once you have decided to have joint replacement surgery, you and your family will receive the answers to your questions during a consultation with our Orthopedics Joint Program coordinator who will also provide you with information about the benefits and risks of the joint replacement process. In a partnership with Ministry Home Care, we’ll assure that your home is set up for safe return after surgery.

DURING: You will be in the hands of our experienced team of surgeons who are committed and dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and get you moving again.

AFTER: As you begin the recovery process, your transition from the hospital to your home will be prepared for and will be as seamless as possible.

If you are tired of joint pain limiting you, call Ministry’s Orthopedics Department today to learn more about your options to move freely again. Call us at: 715.342.7950.

Knee Replacement Surgery

The most common reason to have a knee joint replaced is to provide relief for severe arthritis pain that limits what a person is able to do. Your doctor may recommend knee replacement when:

  • You are having symptoms of knee arthritis, such as:
    • You can't sleep through the night because of knee pain.
    • Your knee pain limits or keeps you from being able to do your normal activities, such as bathing, preparing meals, household chores, and other things.
  • Your knee pain has not improved with other treatment.
  • You understand that surgery and recovery afterwards will be like.

Some people are more willing to accept the limits their knee pain has placed on them. This means waiting until the pain is waking them up at night or preventing them from doing everyday activities.

Others may be interested in knee replacement surgery if their pain is preventing them from taking longer walks, playing tennis or golf, or being able to do other important, casual activities.

To learn more about knee replacement surgery, call the Ministry Medical Group orthopedics department today at 715.342.7950.

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