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Joint Replacement

Our orthopedic surgical team performs a number of joint replacement surgeries, including total knee, uni-compartmental knee, total hip, and total shoulder.

Mako SmartRobotics™ for Total Knee Replacement

Dosher is the first hospital in the region to perform total knee replacements utilizing the latest technology of robotic arm assisted surgery. Mako SmartRobotics™ uses 3D CT based planning software to help your surgeon create a more personalized surgical plan, which has been associated with less pain, less need for opiate analgesics, less need for inpatient physical therapy, improved knee flexion and reduction in length of hospital stay. To learn more about Mako SmartRobotics™ for Total Knee, click here or call 910-454-4671.

Total Joint Experience

Our expert doctors, nurses, and other professionals thank you for considering Dosher Memorial Hospital for your hip, knee, or shoulder replacement.

Our goal is to prepare you for this experience and help you set expectations for a speedy recovery. We strive to make your experience as pleasant as possible. We believe an educated patient will recover quicker and get back to normal life activities. In 2022, the Dosher Nurse Navigator is holding patient education sessions nearly every Thursday morning in the upstairs conference room at the hospital (there will be no classes on the following days: 1/20, 3/17, 5/19, 7/21, 9/15, and 11/17).

Check our event calendar for listings entitled "The Total Joint Experience" to find out more information, or, call our Nurse Navigator, Chelsea Beard, RN, at 910-454-1216.

This free seminar will help patients know what to expect in several aspects of care:

Preparing for surgery
The day before surgery
The day of surgery, including pain management
Discharge from the hospital

What is incentive spirometry?

Nutrition and surgery

Pain education


Thomas Kelso, MD, PhD

Eric Lescault, DO

Michael Marushack, MD

To schedule your participation, call our Nurse Navigator Chelsea Beard, RN, at 910-454-1216.