Getting You Back on Track

The team at McLaren Northern Michigan Orthopedics Services is ready to provide advanced care in total knee, hip and shoulder joints; sports medicine; foot and ankle reconstruction in addition to 24/7 orthopedic trauma coverage in our Emergency Department. Located in the McLaren Medical Office Building, McLaren Orthopedic Services offers in-office X-ray and is backed with the full radiology services on the campus -- providing your patients a convenient, safe experience.

Procedures and Treatments

Offering comprehensive care for children and adults, McLaren Northern Michigan Orthopedic Services have extensive experience:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint replacement, including MAKO robotic-arm assisted surgery
  • Broken bones
  • Foot and ankle care
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Diabetic limb preservation
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Fracture care
  • Foot and ankle reconstruction
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Joint Arthroscopy
  • Cartilage repair
  • Deformity correction
  • Non-surgical treatments

Don’t see an orthopedic procedure or treatment listed? Call our office today to see if we can assist.

Joint Pain Assessment Quiz

Knee pain may be acute, following an injury or overuse, or it may be chronic and evolve slowly over a period of time. Pain may occur in one or both knees. This quiz will help you understand the severity of your knee condition.

Symptoms Rating
In the past four weeks


Check your answer below.(Scale 0-4)

0 1 2 3 4
How would you describe the pain you usually have in your knee?

Have you had any trouble washing and drying yourself (all over) because of your knee?

Have you had any trouble getting in and out of the car or using public transportation because of your knee (with or without a stick)?

For how long are you able to walk before the pain in your knee becomes severe (with or without a stick)?

After a meal (seated at a table), how painful has it been for you to stand up from a chair because of your knee?

Have you been limping when walking because of your knee?

Could you kneel down and get up again afterwards?

Are you troubled by pain in your knee at night in bed?

How much has pain from your knee interfered with your usual work (including housework)?

Have you felt that your knee might suddenly give away or let you down?

Could you do household shopping on your own?

Could you walk down a flight of stairs?

40-48 points: May indicate severe knee arthritis. It is highly likely that you may well require some form of surgical intervention. Consider a consult with an orthopedic surgeon.

30-39 points: May indicate moderate to severe knee arthritis. See your family physician for an assessment and x-ray. Consider a consult with an orthopedic surgeon.

20-29 points: May indicate mild to moderate knee arthritis. Consider seeing your family physician for an assessment. You may benefit from non-surgical treatment, such as exercise, weight loss, and/or anti-inflammatory medication.

0-19 points: May indicate satisfactory joint function. May not require any formal treatment.

Meet our Orthopedic Specialists

    • Image of Alisha Cole , PA-C

      Alisha Cole, PA-C

      Orthopedics, Physician Assistant
    • Image of Christopher Kennedy , DPM

      Christopher Kennedy, DPM

      Orthopedics, Podiatry
    • Image of Matthew Mead , MD

      Matthew Mead, MD

      Orthopedics, Surgery - Orthopedics
    • Image of Amber Rhadigan , PA

      Amber Rhadigan, PA

      Orthopedics, Physician Assistant, Surgery - Orthopedics
    • Image of Lisa Schott , PA-C

      Lisa Schott, PA-C

      Orthopedics, Podiatry
    • Image of Lawrence Colby Ward, Jr. , DO

      Lawrence Colby Ward, Jr., DO

      Orthopedics, Surgery - Orthopedics

McLaren Northern Michigan Orthopedic Services

560 W. Mitchell St., Suite 560
Petoskey, MI 49770
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(231) 487-5400

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"Thank you, Dr. Goetz, for returning to Northern Michigan. You are a kind and talented physician and orthopedic surgeon. Making the decision to have a knee replace...

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"There are not enough words to express our thanks for taking such good care of both of us during and after Mike's open heart surgery. Mike's life was in your hands...

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"Dr. Kennedy, thank you for your skills, expertise, kindness and care before, during and after my surgery. Because of you, I am having fun getting back to all the things I enjoy, especially dancing. I am so glad you are here! "

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