Hundreds of patients relieved of pain from repairs to aging joints, orthopedic injuries

Pain. It’s the 5th vital sign – at least for orthopedics. Patients coming for surgery or therapy want relief from their pain. Patients define pain many ways – unrelenting, throbbing, burning, aching, shooting, gnawing, unbearable. Orthopedic surgeons and rehabilitation staff at McLaren and therapy staff are intent on “erasing that pain.”

Relief comes from:

Orthopedic surgery, ranging from hip and knee replacements to hand, spine, foot and ankle and shoulder surgery;

McLaren offers a “five-star” comprehensive, innovative, and patient-focused orthopedics program that erases or eases the pain for hundreds of patients each year. McLaren is the only area hospital with an academic partnership with Kettering University, in conducting biomedical research with an orthopedics focus.

Orthopedic surgeons that practice at McLaren are the largest and most experienced group in the area. All orthopedic surgeons at McLaren are board-certified, and each has completed extensive sub-specialty training in their discipline of interest – hip and knee joint replacement, shoulder and elbow surgery, hand and wrist surgery, spine surgery, foot and ankle surgery, and sports medicine.

Post-surgery, patients recover in a dedicated orthopedics unit that includes physical and occupational therapy to provide convenience, accelerated recovery with appropriate pain control, and continuity of care through McLaren’s outpatient rehabilitation centers.

McLaren orthopedic surgeons and staff participate in clinical studies and research, so patients receive the latest technological advances in orthopedic care. McLaren has a fully-accredited orthopedics medical residency that requires our orthopedics program to practice cutting-edge orthopedic medicine. This includes minimally-invasive and gender specific treatment options for hip and knee surgeries.

Erasing joint and tissue pain is not wiped away as simply as a pencil eraser removes an unwanted mark. Yet, in skilled surgeons’ and therapists’ hands, orthopedic patients leave, experiencing new mobility, range-of-motion, and therapeutic tools and outpatient opportunities that can move them toward a new life – without pain.