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Our Orthopedic Hospital Program

Orthopedic Conditions


The Orthopedic Surgery team at McLaren Lapeer Region treats patients with many different injuries and conditions associated with the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.

Bone problems may include:
  • Bone deformities
  • Bone infections
  • Bone tumors
  • Fractures
  • Need for amputation
  • Nonunions and malunions
  • Spinal deformities
Joint problems may include:
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocation
  • Joint pain
  • Joint swelling
  • Ligament tears

Advanced Procedures


The Orthopedic Surgery team uses advanced imaging technologies and innovative surgical procedures to produce the best outcomes for patients. Our expert rehabilitation therapists work closely with patients before and after surgery to ensure a quick return to normal activities.

You can count on McLaren Lapeer Region for:
  • Shoulder, joint and ligament repair
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery for meniscal and anterior cruciate repair
  • Total joint replacement of the shoulder, hip or knee
  • Foot and ankle repairs
  • Hand surgery
  • Tendon repairs
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Repair of bone fractures using plates and screws
Anesthesiology services are provided by Michigan Medical Anesthesia, P.C.

Pre-admission testing services are also available.

Joint Express™


Joint Express™ at McLaren Lapeer Region is an innovative program for patients who need total joint replacement of the hip or knee.
  • Total knee replacement is a surgical procedure to remove a worn or damaged knee joint and replace it with an artificial one. Cartilage wears away from the knee due to inflammation, trauma and usage. The worn cartilage no longer allows the joint to glide freely, causing stiffness and pain.
  • Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure to remove a worn or damaged hip joint and replace it with an artificial one. Surgery is usually done when the smooth, soft tissue that covers the ball of the thigh bone and lines the socket cartilage cracks or wears away. Damage to the cartilage is caused by normal wear (osteoarthritis), inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, or an injury (bad fall causing a fracture).
Joint Express™ nurses and therapists are experts in the care of joint replacement patients. They focus on wellness and physical rehabilitation to help patients return to their normal activities as soon as possible.

The program begins before surgery with comprehensive group instruction on pre-operative care, hospital care and care at home. Family and friends are encouraged to participate in the recovery process.

For more information about Joint Express™ and total joint replacement at McLaren Lapeer Region, call (810) 667-5252.