Our Orthopedic Surgical team performs a number of joint replacement surgeries, including total knee, uni-compartmental knee, total hip, and total shoulder. We are committed to providing the best possible care for our patients, and we have taken a number of measures to ensure we have the right equipment, personnel, and training to demonstrate excellence in this area.
Mako SmartRobotics™ for Total Knee Replacement
In 2021, Dosher took a significant step toward enhancing our orthopedics program through the implementation of robotic arm assisted surgery for both hip and knee replacement.
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.
Advanced Hip & Knee Certification
In 2022, Dosher received an Advanced Hip & Knee Replacement Certification from DNV, affirming our commitment to extraordinary care within the scope of hip and knee arthroplasty and related procedures, inclusive of initial diagnostic services, surgical services, and therapies related to hip and knee replacement care. Advanced Hip & Knee Certification demonstrates our commitment to excellence in orthopedic surgery within the scope of Hip and Knee Replacement, from diagnosis to treatment, education, and rehabilitation.
The 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 safe recovery. We strive to make your experience as pleasant as possible and believe an educated patient will recover more quickly and get back to normal life activities. The Dosher Orthopedic Nurse Navigator holds patient education sessions nearly every Thursday morning and afternoon in the hospital conference room.
This free seminar is a requirement for all patients who are scheduled for a joint replacement surgery at Dosher Hospital to attend due to the numerous benefits it offers. Data shows that joint class participants experience a decrease in length of stay, GI issues, pain, anxiety, VTE prevention, reduction of errors, and overall better outcomes.
Check our event calendar for listings entitled "The Total Joint Experience" to find out more information, or, call our Nurse Navigator, Chelsea Beard, RN, BSN at 910-454-1216. Pre-registration is requested as classes fill up quickly.
This class 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
Thomas Kelso, MD, PhD
Eric Lescault, DO
Michael Marushack, MD
Chelsea Beard, RN, BSN
To schedule your participation, call our Nurse Navigator Chelsea Beard, RN, BSN, at 910-454-1216.