Imagine life with less pain. Now imagine having the kind of flexibility that gives you the ability to do the things you love again. At DeKalb Medical, it’s not a dream. It’s what our excellent orthopedic surgeons are dedicated to helping you achieve.
Whether your joint and muscle pain is the result of “wear and tear,” an injury or something more serious like rheumatoid arthritis, we can reduce your pain, restore function and get you back to living again.
Whether you're a sports-lover, senior or “on-the-go” adult, we can address all of your orthopedic needs. Through a full range of orthopedic services, our board-certified surgeons have the clinical mastery of advanced medical techniques and technology to make your life better.
Many joint pain-relief procedures can be done in an orthopedist's or physical therapist's office. Other orthopedic services may require an overnight stay at our Sports Medicine Center or our premiere Joint Solutions Center (JSC).
If you would like to speak with a former patient or a Joint Solutions Center specialist, register for one of our doctor talks or make an appointment with an orthopedic physician, click here if you are experiencing hip pain or click here if you are experiencing knee pain.
Sometimes our past catches up with us, or at least for Decatur librarian, Diana Berry, that seems to be the case. The 57 year-old total knee replacement patient says a 25 year-old skiing accident took its toll on her right knee until one day, it even hurt for her to do simple things like walk her dog.
Standing on her feet all day in the school’s library/media center also aggravated the old Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury and kept it inflamed. “I tried to ignore the pain,” shares Berry, who underwent cortisone injections and other therapies with little noticeable improvement in her knee. “When it got to where I was waking up in pain, I knew it was time to do something,” remembers Berry.That’s when her doctor recommended surgery at the Joint Solutions Center at DeKalb Medical. “The nursing staff and my experience was great,” recalls Berry, who says she regained 100% mobility in her right knee in just three short months. “My joint care team was so flexible,” says Berry, “they really listened to me and respected how I wanted to recover.” Berry, who enrolled in therapeutic yoga prior to her joint replacement so she could stay in shape, regained her strength and stamina speedily.