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World-Class Joint Care Begins at the Region's Most Preferred Orthopaedic Practice—EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region

Our fellowship-trained or specialty-trained joint replacement doctors, Dr. Mark Brazinski, Dr. Christopher Daley, Dr. Christopher Houdek, Dr. Jeffrey Keverline, and Dr. James Stanislaw, are dedicated joint replacement specialists board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and committed to providing patients with the compassionate, world-class care they deserve and need to emerge stronger.

Our joint replacement doctors are experts at diagnosing and treating joint injuries and conditions of the hip, knee, and shoulder, including arthritis and cartilage damage. Additionally, they are not only highly skilled in providing nonsurgical joint care to treat hip, knee, and shoulder joint pain but also in performing joint replacement surgery, including total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and hip replacement.

How Our Joint Replacement Surgeons Help Patients Emerge Stronger

When our joint replacement specialists develop an individualized treatment plan for a patient with a joint-related injury or condition, their first step is to always look at nonsurgical care options that will help instead of recommending surgery. Sometimes, the joint problem can be solved without the need for surgery with treatments such as physical therapy or anti-inflammatory medication.

However, if nonoperative treatment options fail to provide relief for the patient or their pain becomes debilitating, our joint replacement surgeons will recommend a surgical treatment plan that is right for the patient. Our surgeons have undergone extensive training in partial and total joint replacement surgery and are dedicated to using the latest treatment options as well as advanced surgical techniques.

Specializing in a variety of joint replacement procedures that can be used to treat pain in the hip and knee as well as other joints, our surgeons are experts in the following procedures:

  • Cartilage repair surgery
  • Direct anterior hip replacement
  • Hip replacement using the posterior approach
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Reverse shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Surgical fracture care
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement

Our specialists understand that patients sometimes have concerns about undergoing surgical procedures, which is why they are dedicated to spending time to educate and provide patients with an understanding of the surgery, its benefits, and the recovery process. They also make sure they answer any questions the patient might have about their joint replacement surgery or recovery.

Do You Need World-Class Joint Care?

If you are noticing any of these symptoms, you should consider consulting with an orthopaedic doctor or surgeon:

  • Chronic hip or knee pain
  • Hip feels unstable or wobbly
  • Hip, knee, or shoulder aches
  • Inflammation and swelling
  • Knee buckles when standing or walking
  • Knee pain that limits what you can do
  • Pain that keeps you up at night
  • Stiffness in the knee or hip joint
  • Swelling in the knee that doesn't improve with rest

Patients with any of the above symptoms often seek help or pain relief from a doctor or surgeon specializing in joint care or joint replacement surgery who may diagnose them with one of the following injuries or conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Cartilage damage
  • Deformity
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

If you have joint pain or have suffered a joint-related injury, our joint replacement specialists are ready to provide you with the world-class orthopaedic care you need. Schedule an appointment with one of our doctors specializing in joint replacement by calling (828) 324-2800 or requesting an appointment online.

We have seven offices located throughout North Carolina—our offices include Granite Falls Hickory Lenoir Morganton Newton Taylorsville and Valdese.

Emerge Stronger, Healthier, and Better at EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region

At EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region, our patients are always our top priority. Our entire team, from our hip and knee doctors and joint replacement surgeons to our physical therapists and additional providers, is focused on providing you with the compassionate, world-class orthopaedic care you need to emerge stronger and get back to doing the things you love.

Our joint replacement team will be by your side through every step of your journey to pain relief, from diagnosis and nonoperative treatment or surgery to recovery and rehabilitation. Whether you have osteoarthritis or you need physical therapy or a knee replacement, our doctors will be right beside you.

World-Class Joint Replacement Care Begins Here