Orthopedic care in Michigan | Ascension
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Choose a leader in orthopedic care

Experienced orthopedic specialists at Ascension Michigan diagnose and treat orthopedic conditions – from sports injuries to joint replacement and more.

If you or a family member is living with bone or joint pain, or has experienced an injury, schedule an appointment with an orthopedic specialist at Ascension Michigan sites of care. Our care team delivers some of the most advanced treatment options for children, teens and adults. Sometimes, injuries and orthopedic conditions need surgery. Your orthopedic specialist has the expertise to perform the latest in minimally invasive and robotic-assisted orthopedic surgery when needed.

Every visit starts with a conversation about you and how you are feeling. Tell us about any new injuries or joint pain. Your doctor may use advanced diagnostic imaging to get a clear picture of your condition. Together, you and your doctor will create a care plan with a goal of reducing pain and increasing your mobility. Your care plan may include medication, physical therapy or surgery. If surgery is needed, you’re at the right place with experienced specialists in orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation. And your care team connects the dots for you, including any additional or follow-up care, so you can focus on getting back to the things you love.


A leader in orthopedic care

When you choose Ascension Michigan, you get a multispecialty care team, including orthopedic doctors, orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, physical therapists, rehabilitation therapists and more. Your care team works together to deliver specialized care – from diagnosis through recovery. As part of an integrated national network, our doctors and care teams are sharing best practices, knowledge and research – bringing all the care you need close to home.

As your care needs change, we’re ready with care that’s right for you. You’ll find that managing your bone and joint health is easier with a team ready to support you.


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Knee replacement

If you have knee pain from arthritis or an injury, our orthopedic surgery care team is here for you. Our specialists listen to understand you. Then, we create a personalized care plan that’s right for you. Treatment options may include: pain management and joint injections; arthroscopy joint procedures, partial knee replacement or total knee replacement.

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Hip replacement

If hip pain is making the simplest tasks seem difficult, our specialists listen to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we create a personalized care plan that’s right for you. Our orthopedic surgeons use the latest technology, such as Mako™ robotic-arm assisted surgery and the ROSA® Knee System.

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Shoulder surgery

If you have pain in your shoulder or difficulty raising your arms, talk with our experienced orthopedic surgeons. We can discuss both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. If surgery is needed, we offer many minimally invasive surgical options.

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Rehabilitation and physical therapy

Rehabilitation care teams at Ascension Michigan deliver physical therapy (PT) for injuries and after surgery, such as a hip or knee replacement. Your physical therapist starts by listening to understand you and your concerns. Then, we work with you to create a personalized rehabilitation care plan that focuses on improving your mobility, flexibility and strength while decreasing pain and improving your quality of life.

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Sports Medicine

Ascension Michigan also provides sports medicine and sports performance care for active teens and adults. When injuries occur we work together to help you return to the activities and sports you enjoy.

Get a second opinion from an orthopedic specialist

Get the confidence and peace of mind that your specialist and care plan are right for you. It's easy to get a second opinion at Ascension Michigan. We can review your medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our specialists about a personalized care plan.

When you have an orthopedic condition or injury, there’s a lot to think about. We can discuss both therapeutic and surgical treatment plans. Our team of highly experienced specialists can provide you with a second opinion based on experience and as part of an integrated national network of care.

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


Insurance coverage for surgery

Talk with your insurance provider about insurance coverage options for having an outpatient orthopedic surgery, such as total knee replacement. Orthopedic surgery may be covered by various insurance plans as well as Medicare. First, you need to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon.

Frequently asked questions

  • What conditions or injuries does an orthopedic doctor treat?

    When your bones, muscles and joints hurt, even the smallest 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. We provide nonsurgical and surgical treatments for many conditions, such as:

    • Ankle and foot injuries
    • Bone fracture
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist
    • Hand injuries
    • Hip fracture or dislocation
    • Knee, hip and shoulder arthritis
    • Knee swelling, injury
    • Muscle strain or weakness
    • Rotator cuff tear or shoulder dislocation
    • Tennis elbow
  • Who is a candidate for outpatient joint replacement surgery?

    Our joint replacement programs are recognized for high-quality care. During your pre-operative evaluation, your doctor will explain if you are a candidate for outpatient surgery.

    Doctors and orthopedic care teams work together to deliver high-quality care before, during and after surgery. If you need inpatient care, we provide services that help you transition to home care.

  • Is joint replacement surgery covered by Medicare?

    If you have Medicare coverage, outpatient hip or knee replacement surgery may be an option under certain conditions. In a majority of cases, joint replacement surgery and related treatments are covered under different parts of Medicare (Part A and B). First, you need to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Our doctors and care teams focus on the needs of older adults and provide treatment options for degenerative joint disease.

  • What are the reasons for joint and back pain?

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

  • How are sport injuries treated?

    Sports and exercise are activities you enjoy, until pain holds you back. Sports medicine orthopedic doctors treat competitive athletes and active youth, and adults of all ages who enjoy exercise and recreational activities. Our sports medicine care teams provide primary care for many conditions, sprains and strains, overuse injuries and overtraining. Based on your specific needs, we provide a personalized care plan to help you safely recover from injury or illness and return to your chosen activity. We're here to help you prevent injuries, support your fitness goals and improve your wellness.