Get back to living with less joint pain

We are here with you – we’re not going anywhere. You can still get the personalized joint replacement care you need, when you need it at Ascension hospitals throughout Michigan. 

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Joint care personalized for you

Age, arthritis and injury are all possible reasons for joint pain. Living with joint pain can stop you from enjoying the things you love. That's why our orthopedic specialists and care teams take the time to listen and understand you and your joint pain. By working with you, together we'll create a personalized care plan that's right for you.

Advanced surgical techniques

We offer the Mako™ robotic-arm assisted surgery system allows for a personalized, 3D surgical plan. Robotic-arm assisted surgery is often used for greater accuracy in total knee and hip replacements. It allows for better implant alignment and positioning. Total knee and hip replacements help relieve pain caused by arthritis, joint degeneration and osteoarthritis.


About Ascension Michigan

In Michigan, Ascension operates 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ over 22,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension provided over $270 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2019. Serving Michigan for over 140 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., operating 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Learn more about Ascension.

Talk to the orthopedic specialists at Ascension Michigan

At Ascension Michigan, we take a personalized approach to orthopedic care. We give you the information you need to know before your joint replacement or revision surgery, including how to prepare and exercises to do.  

Our experienced orthopedic specialists use the latest imaging technologies and surgical techniques. Many of our patients report a higher level of function and better pain control. To help you recover at home after surgery, we have physical and occupational therapies. Our specialized rehabilitation program can help restore and improve function, and can help you can get back to doing the things you love. 

Getting the right care at the right time is critical for your health. Find a doctor and ask if a virtual or telehealth visit is available for your first visit. 

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Joint care for your needs
Sharon Faber was an associate then volunteer at Ascension St. Mary’s in Saginaw. That all came to an end when the heavy toll of battling severe rheumatoid arthritis became too much. After a double knee replacement, Sharon is now back doing what she loves.

Life after joint replacement

Vincent's Journey
Vincent's life changed for the better after joint replacement surgery at Ascension. 

Jennifer's Journey
Jennifer, a veteran, enjoyed golf again after joint replacement surgery at Ascension. 

How to get a second opinion for joint replacement 

Whether you’re dealing with joint pain or considering joint replacement surgery, there’s a lot to think about. If you’re looking for a second opinion, orthopedic specialists at Ascension are here for you.

We can help match you with the right orthopedic doctor or surgeon. Ask if a virtual or telehealth visit is available for your second opinion appointment. 

Before your appointment, please check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered or required. Ascension can request medical records from your doctor, so that they can be shared with the care team before your arrival.

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Orthopedic urgent care

Shelby Township: 13350 24 Mile Rd, Suite 700
Ph: 586-254-2777
Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat. - Sun.: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For orthopedic injuries, try one of our orthopedic walk-in clinics. See an orthopedic specialist immediately with no referrals or appointments. Whether it’s a strain, a sprain or a break, we have everything onsite to get you back to your job, your life or your game — all for the cost of an office visit. We have everything you need to be evaluated and treated in the same visit. In the event your injury is more substantial, we can transfer you to the right place immediately.

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The two locations below do not have online check in but are open during the hours below. 

Tawas City: 110 Beech St.
Ph: 
989-362-1015
Hours: Mon.- Th.: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Standish: 805 West Cedar St.
Ph: 
989-790-6719
Hours: Mon: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kalamazoo: 1701 Gull Road (at Shaffer St.)
Ph: 269-226-2550
Hours: Mon. - Fri.: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat.: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Is it time to consider joint replacement surgery?

Shoulder, knee and hip pain can keep you from the simple things in life, such as climbing the stairs, walking outdoors on a beautiful day, or spending time with family and friends. Keeping up with daily tasks can be difficult when you have joint pain that stops you from moving.

If your joint pain is affecting your daily life, it may be time to think about shoulder, knee or hip replacement surgery.

Does your joint pain:

  • Keep you awake at night?
  • Cause you to limp when you walk?
  • Make you feel stiff and swollen?
  • Cause you to fall? How often?

If yes, joint replacement surgery may be right for you. 

First, talk with your doctor and schedule your joint replacement surgery. Then, our joint care team at Ascension Michigan will help you learn how to get ready for your surgery. You will also learn what to expect from orthopedic surgery and therapy. We’ll discuss exercises, physical therapy, what to expect after you are home, and more.

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Balancing care with caution

Compassionate care means safe care. At Ascension, we are committed to keeping you and your family safe while you’re receiving care in our ERs, hospitals, clinics and facilities. We have strong safety precautions in place--such as limiting visitors, staggering appointments, rearranging waiting rooms, making more online appointments available, and performing rigorous procedures to clean and disinfect. Don’t delay getting the care you need at this time. 

Frequently asked questions

What conditions or injuries does an orthopedic doctor treat? 
When your bones and joints hurt, even life’s simplest movements can feel difficult. Our orthopedic specialists treat a variety of orthopedic conditions and injuries so you can get back to living your life with less pain. Our care teams can help treat arthritis, bone fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome, dislocated joints and painful swelling, elbow pain, ganglion cysts and painful swelling, nerve pain and muscle weakness, sprains, tendon conditions, trigger finger, sports medicine injuries and more.

   
What treatment options are there for orthopedic pain?
Our orthopedic doctors and care teams work with you to create a comprehensive care plan for your specific condition and needs. They utilize a range of care options from nonsurgical options to same-day surgery and minimally invasive procedures to advanced surgical techniques. Because each patient’s journey and time to heal are different, we can also provide personalized physical therapy plans. 


What follow-up services are available for orthopedic injuries? 
Our orthopedic care teams address more than the injury. We provide a wide range of services, including pain management, orthopedic braces and aids, home health care, and rehabilitation therapy. 


What are reasons for joint pain? 
Age, arthritis and injury are all possible reasons for joint pain. Our orthopedic specialists and care teams take the time to listen and understand you and your joint pain. From there, they work with you on a personalized treatment plan that’s right for you. 


How are sport injuries treated? 
Our sports medicine doctors and care teams will work with you to design a comprehensive care plan for your specific injury and needs. Your care plan may include a combination of medical treatments, sports rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, performance psychology and nutrition counseling. When surgery is needed, we provide outpatient minimally invasive procedures, as well as advanced surgical options.

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