quality knee, hip, and shoulder replacement

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 Emory Decatur Hospital and Emory Hillandale Hospital, 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 Orthopaedic Center at Emory Hillandale Hospital or our premiere Joint Solutions Center (JSC) at Emory Decatur Hospital.


Orthopedic Nursing at the Joint Solutions Center

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Hip pain is one of the most common complaints that brings patients to the doctor’s office. Our team of doctors routinely provides the best treatment for hip pain and problems for Atlanta area residents


Knee pain is one of the most common complaints that brings patients to the doctor’s office. Our team of doctors routinely provides the best treatment for knee pain and problems for Atlanta area residents.


Here at Emory Decatur Hospital, we offer various shoulder solutions treatment options for shoulder conditions such as surgical and nonsurgical treatments.

Joint Exercises

Starting joint mobility exercises before your orthopedic surgery is a smart thing to do. Continuing the exercises after your orthopedic surgery will also speed up your recovery.

Physical Therapy

While you’re in the hospital, you’ll begin a schedule of therapy and exercise that will help you get used to your new joint and regain optimum mobility and function.

orthopedic patient stories

William Wilson

William Wilson

Like many people, if you played sports growing up, you may have mild or persistent joint pain. William Wilson, who played football and baseball and ran extensively his entire life, started feeling severe pain in his right hip by age 69.

As a child, sports was a great way for Wilson to have fun and to be a part of a team. As an adult, he continues to stay active. One of his favorite activities is jogging, which he started over 30 years ago. He has run in the Peachtree Road Race as well as participated in multiple half marathon’s.

After years of wear and tear and after injuring his hip several times, he began to notice pain in his right hip. The pain continued to get worse; every step was painful. It got to the point where he could hardly walk. Williams started to think about a hip replacement. He consulted with his primary care physician who recommended Dr. Lawrence Bircoll of Resurgens Orthopedics for the surgery. Wilson checked the online reviews about DeKalb Medical’s Joint Solutions Program and talked with several people before moving forward with the surgery.


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