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Total Joint Replacement

Total Joint Replacement

90% of modern total knee replacements are still functioning more than 15 years after surgery.


Total Joint Replacement is a surgical procedure in which parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a metal or plastic prosthesis.

In a total joint replacement (also called arthroplasty), the damaged bone and cartilage is removed and replaced with prosthetic components.  Joints that are commonly replaced are hips, knees and shoulders.

If your knee or hip is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, it may be hard for you to perform simple activities, such as walking or climbing stairs. You may even begin to feel pain while you are sitting or lying down.

If nonsurgical treatments like medications and using walking supports are no longer helpful, you may want to consider total knee replacement surgery. Joint replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure to relieve pain, correct leg deformity, and help you resume normal activities.  Please consult your orthopedic surgeon if a total joint replacement is right for you.


Hip Arthritis

Knee Arthritis

Shoulder Arthritis

Robot Assisted Total Joint Replacement

If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from pain caused by arthritis or an injury to the knee or hip, and you haven’t experienced adequate relief with conservative treatment options, Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery might be right for you.

We use the Mako Robotic-Arm in all three locations (Spirit Lake, Storm Lake, Spencer). 



Dr. Jason Hough, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. John Leupold, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Christopher Rierson, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Seth Harrer, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Andrew Pick, DO

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Michael Dirkx

Orthopedic Surgeon

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