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Joint Replacement

Kettering Physician Network orthopedic specialists are Ohio's top choice for joint replacement and orthopedic care, providing comprehensive care to help you maintain a healthy and active life.

Our highly skilled board certified physicians and surgeons are experienced in total and partial joint replacement surgery to relieve your joint pain, improve mobility and get you back to doing what you enjoy. Kettering Physician Network joint services include total knee replacement, hip replacement and shoulder replacement surgeries.

Our mission is to provide excellence in surgical care of the hip and knee replacements of our patients. Your health is our sacred work. We want you to Feel Better, so you can Live Well.


Joint replacement surgery is removing a damaged joint and putting in a new one. A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, and shoulder. The surgery is usually done by an orthopedic surgeon. Sometimes, the surgeon will not remove the whole joint, but will only replace or fix the damaged parts.

Your orthopedic specialists may suggest a joint replacement to improve how you live. Replacing a joint can relieve pain and help you move and feel better. Hips, knees and shoulders are replaced most often.

If you are experiencing chronic joint pain, the likely culprit is arthritis. It is the most common cause of chronic joint pain and disability. While arthritis can take many forms, most prevalent types are: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Each one has its own unique causes and symptoms, and if left untreated, they can limit you from doing the things you enjoy.

Is it time to talk to a doctor about joint replacement surgery?
Does your affected joint hurt one or more days per week?
Does the pain interfere with your sleep?
Is it painful for you when you perform everyday activities?
Are pain medications no longer working?
Is joint pain limiting your participation in activities you love?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you may be ready to learn more about joint replacement surgery from your Kettering Physician Network Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Specialist.

Kettering Physician Network Orthopedics & Sports Medicine specialists use the latest techniques and technology to improve joint care to get you feeling better so you can live well and enjoy life again. Our team of orthopedic surgery experts uses are well known for their surgical technical excellence and innovative abilities for joint replacement, developing new solutions for patients to improve healing, speed rehabilitation and improve outcomes.

We are proud to provide hospital based services at all Kettering Health Network locations where they are offered. These include: Kettering Medical Center, Soin Medical Center, Southview Medical Center, Sycamore Medical Center, Ft. Hamilton Hospital, Greene Memorial Hospital and Grandview Hospital. Availability of the services listed below may vary between each Kettering Health Network location.

Before your joint replacement surgery, make sure you know what to expect. Understanding how each stage of the treatment process works will help you and your loved ones make your experience comfortable, and positive. Our staff will be there to support you before, during and after your surgery.

Kettering Health Network orthopedic surgeons have performed more total joint replacements than any other health care system in the Dayton area. Our highly skilled orthopedic surgeons are supported by dedicated inpatient orthopedic nursing units who care for patients before and after surgery. Patients who choose Kettering Health Network for joint replacement and other orthopedic procedures are provided with a comprehensive education and pain management program. We are dedicated to making you as comfortable as possible and preparing you for a positive outcome.

Rehabilitation and getting you back to your active life as quickly as possible is our first priority. We promise you the very best patient experience. The Rehab portion of your hospital stay could be the most important part of your entire recovery. We instruct you in how to move safely and educate you on the best methods for activities of daily living so you can return home and be as independent as possible. We also instruct you in a home exercise program so that you can achieve excellent range of motion and function after you receive your new joint. Remember - it is up to the YOU to do your therapy exercises at home so you can achieve the very best results and return to an active lifestyle.

Kettering Health Network offers many services to assist you in your recovery after discharge if necessary. Your surgeon may also order outpatient therapy for you after discharge from the hospital. Kettering Health Network offers many therapy locations.


Don't let joint pain slow you down. Talk to your doctor and get back to doing the things you love. Feel Better, Live Well.