Joint Replacement

Total or partial Hip and Knee

Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement surgery replaces the worn-out arthritic joint surfaces with artificial joint surfaces that do not sense pressure or pain. Total joint replacement is an elective procedure and should only be performed when you are no longer able to deal with your current pain and disability.

Considering a surgery such as a joint replacement is a major decsision.  Our experienced and specialized phsyicans will simply explain the joint replacement  procedure and help you understand the benefits versus the risks involved.  Call to schedule your appointment today, (907) 364-2663. 

Surgery Indications
  • Severe knee pain or stiffness that limits your everyday activities, including walking, climbing stairs, and getting in and out of chairs. You may find it hard to walk more than a few blocks without significant pain and you may need to use a cane or walker
  • Moderate or severe knee pain while resting, either day or night
  • Chronic knee inflammation and swelling that does not improve with rest or medications
  • Knee deformity — a bowing in or out of your knee
  • Failure to substantially improve with other treatments such as anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, lubricating injections, physical therapy, or other surgeries
Specialized Physicians

John Bursell, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with focus on low back pain, cervical pain, spinal pain and knee 

Gustavo Garcia MD

Board Eligible Orthopaedic Surgeon Sub-Speciality - Foot & Ankle

Sub-speciality trained in foot & ankle.  Others include, shoulder, hip, knee, and elbow. 

Gregg Schellack, DO

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

General orthopedics, including, hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, trauma and fractures. 

General orthopedics, including, hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder arthroscopy, hip, knee, ACL repair, total joint replacement, ankle, trauma and fractures. 

Ted Schwarting, MD

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

General orthopedics, including, hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, trauma and fractures.