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Specialities Total Joint

Total Joint

Arthritis in the hip, knee, and shoulder is a common problem as patients get older. With specialists focusing on total joint replacement and arthritis, the surgeons at Miller Orthopedic Specialists can get patients back to the activities they desire.

Congratulations to Dr. Boese and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Boese is the Director of Orthopedics and Director of Total Joint program, Mercy CB. Mercy Hospital is the only hospital in Iowa or Nebraska to receive advanced certification for hip and knee replacements from the National Joint Commission.

Total Joint Replacement

A New Option to Lessen Pain

We offer Iovera treatments for replacements. This is a way to use the strength of the cold to help reduce pain. This reduces the amount of pain killers people need following their replacement. Iovera blocks targeted nerves to prevent pain signals. These usually last about 3 months before your pain receptors are back to normal. Thus, for that time it reduces the pain felt after your replacement and often limits some stiffness after surgery. This is different than some of the other nerve blocks, such as laser treatments because the nerves are not caused permanent damage and will repair with time. It is a temporary solution to limit pain killer usage and pain for the patient after surgery.

New surgeries with less recovery time

Direct Superior Approach Hip Replacement is an alternative to traditional hip replacement surgeries. This spares muscles and soft tissue due to a small incision which allows patients to recover faster.

Outpatient total joint replacement allows patients to have surgery in the morning and recover in the comfort of their own home by that afternoon. This is made possible with recent advances in techniques, improved anesthesia, and expedited rehabilitation protocols.

Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement is an alternative to traditional hip replacement providing the potential for less pain, faster recovery and improved mobility for the patient.

By utilizing new surgical techniques and improved implants and hardware, we continue to provide optimum outcomes for our patients. Contact us today to set up your first consultation.


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