Joint Replacement

Call for more information: 770-219-8244

Focused Care

From diagnosis through rehabilitation, our joint replacement program at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville and Braselton offers expertise that spans the treatment spectrum.

The NGMC Joint Replacement Center is part of a dedicated orthopedic program designed to provide comprehensive care for:

  • Joint replacement patients, including total hip, knee and shoulder replacement
  • Joint replacement revisions
  • Bilateral hip or knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement

We believe in providing an environment that promotes a healthy and quick recovery by combining a healing atmosphere with the most advanced medical expertise, technology, and clinical staff. We employ a team approach, beginning with the pre-operative education class. Your surgery and recovery takes place in a positive environment that is centered on wellness and coordinated with you and your family.

Expertise

Our multi-disciplinary team of orthopedic surgeons, nurses, occupational and physical therapists offer specialized expertise and experience from surgery through recovery to deliver the best possible outcome for patients. Our long standing tradition of performing and recovering a high volume of joint replacements using the most advanced techniques and best practices ensures our program has the necessary experience and foundation for returning patients back to enjoying an active and healthy lifestyle.

Advanced Surgical Technique

An option for some joint replacement candidates, anterior approach hip replacement is an advanced surgical technique in which an incision is made in the front of the hip rather than from the side or back of the hip. The anterior approach minimizes muscle and tissue trauma and typically leads to a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery with fewer restrictions and less pain compared to the traditional approach.


Click here to learn more about the anterior approach and our orthopedic patients’ success stories.

Start Recovery Today

Contact our team of orthopedic surgeons today to determine if joint replacement surgery is right for you.  For general orthopedic information, please call 770-219-8244.

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In late January, NGHS created a Coronavirus Task Force including leaders from across the system to begin preparing for the possibility that our facilities and staff may see patients with COVID-19.

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