Orthopedic Surgery

Lake Huron Medical Center Orthopedics | 810-216-1634

Any surgery can be an emotional event – orthopedic surgery is no exception. In addition to the surgical procedure, the aftercare can be a difficult process. One of the hallmarks of the medical care programs at Lake Huron Medical Center is our Orthopedic and Joint Center. We offer a devoted and compassionate staff of orthopedic surgeons and physicians, orthopedic nurses, and a caring support staff. Our location on the second floor of the hospital's tower is very close to the Lake Huron Medical Center In-patient Rehabilitation Center. The LHMC in-patient rehab unit, the only one of its kind in the area, offers a continuum of services for those orthopedic and joint replacement patients who may experience complications or need additional therapeutic services before returning to a healthy, active lifestyle.

No wonder more people in the Blue Water Region choose Lake Huron Medical Center and our dedicated orthopedic surgeons for the care and treatment of their orthopedic and joint replacement needs.

Lake Huron Medical Center offers a dedicated array of orthopedic services including:

  • Total knee replacements
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Total hip replacements
  • Total shoulder replacements
  • Fracture care
  • Neck and back surgery

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  • Partial knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement

The Orthopedic Center at Lake Huron Medical Center offers a strong multi-disciplinary team of professionals including:

  • Dedicated local orthopedic surgeons who are committed to providing you the most advanced care and innovations in joint replacement equipment Lake Huron Medical Center will work with your primary care doctor to ensure your overall care needs
  • Physician assistants, who provide routine review of your progress and medical needs
  • Dedicated orthopedic nurses
  • Caring and compassionate support staff
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Case manager and other patient advocates

Joint Replacement Classes

As part of our dedication to providing the best joint replacement and orthopedic services in the Blue Water Region, our highly-trained orthopedic staff offers classes so that our patients can learn about their treatment and care plans well in advance of their surgeries to help prepare them for success.

Classes are offered twice each month for individuals planning for a total joint (knee, hip and shoulder) replacement surgery. During these informative sessions, a nurse, physical therapist and even a home care professional are available to meet you and to review what will occur during your surgery, hospital stay and return home as well as answer any additional questions you may have.

Steps to a Successful Joint Replacement

If you are thinking about a joint replacement or have one scheduled, this outline will provide valuable information as you prepare for this journey.

  1. The Decision for Joint Replacement - Once you and your doctor decide on joint replacement, the staff at Lake Huron Medical Center can manage all of the steps necessary for your care. We will schedule your education classes, surgery, and even home care follow-up visits.
  2. Education Class - Before surgery, you and your family will be invited to attend a class where all the details of your joint replacement will be explained by our multi-disciplinary team of care providers.
  3. Day of Surgery - You will be admitted to the hospital the day of surgery. After your joint replacement surgery and some time in recovery, you will be brought to your room on our dedicated orthopedic unit. Approximately eight hours later, you will be assisted to the edge of your bed.
  4. Day One after Surgery - Your therapy program will begin.
  5. Get Moving - Most hip and knee replacement patients begin standing and walking with assistance of a walker and physical therapist the day after surgery. It is important to begin moving after surgery to re-establish blood flow. Most patients will be ready to go home in three days.

All of our total joint patients receive the benefit of individual case management by a Lake Huron Medical Center Orthopedic Case Manager. The case manager will assist you in any equipment and home care needs you may have.

Contact Us

For more information about the comprehensive and patient-directed Orthopedic and Joint Center services at Lake Huron Medical Center, please call 810-216-1634.