Specialities Hip & Knee
Congratulations to Mercy Hospital on being the only hospital in Iowa or Nebraska to receive an advanced certification for hip and knee replacements from the Joint Commission. Dr. Boese and Dr. Thor do many of their hip and knee replacements at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs.
With specialists focusing on total hip replacement surgery and hip arthritis, Miller Orthopedic Specialists can get you back to the activities you desire. Arthritis of the hip is one the most common hip conditions we treat. Depending on the severity of your arthritis, our physicians will make a prompt diagnosis and treatment plan for your condition. Options may include physical therapy, outpatient surgery or inpatient surgery. We offer a variety of techniques to help improve your hip conditions. We have providers that are trained on the anterior, posterior, and direct superior approach for hip replacements. If it is determined that surgery is the best option for you, your surgeon will discuss which approach they plan to perform on you. We offer classes before all surgeries to help the patient truly understand the procedure they will undergo as well as the expectations and limitations following surgery.
As the largest joint in the body, the knee plays a critical role in daily activities. Our specialists treat all ages of patients with conditions of the knee, including total knee replacement surgery and ACL injuries. Knee arthritis is one of the most common condition; however, many of our patients suffer from knee pain as a result of sports injuries. We have multiple specialists that perform various kinds of knee replacements including: both in-patient and outpatient replacements and traditional total and partial knee replacements. These options are all performed by fellowship-trained surgeons who strive to improve your quality of life.
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