Ready to get back to an active life? Memorial Health Bone & Joint can help.

Memorial Health Bone & Joint specializes in joint replacement surgery and the treatment of orthopaedic conditions at Memorial Health University Medical Center. We proudly offer comprehensive hip, knee, and shoulder replacement surgery and follow-up care. Our program includes a team of specialists working together to provide evidence-based medicine with proven outcomes. Our goal is to help you get back on your feet and back to a fulfilling, productive life.

It is very important for people undergoing joint replacement surgery to have a clear understanding of the surgical procedure and the preparation and recovery process. At Memorial Health Bone & Joint, we have found that well-informed patients and families are the key to joint replacement success. Our pre-surgical class prepares patients and families for surgery and introduces them to our interdisciplinary care team, including the surgical team, certified orthopaedic nurses, physical and occupational therapists, pharmacists, dietitians, case managers, and a continuing care coordinator.

Pre-surgical classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00am Call (912) 350-3603 for more information.

Why Choose Us

Memorial Health Bone & Joint is a specialized center for joint replacement surgery and the treatment of orthopaedic conditions. Our compassionate team will guide you through the joint replacement process. We offer educational materials, online videos, and pre-surgical classes to answer any questions you have. While you’re here, we treat you with dignity and respect, share information with you, and allow you and your family to be involved in your care. Our highly trained surgeons, certified nurses, and therapists follow evidence-based guidelines that lead to the best possible outcomes. We understand that joint replacement surgery is a major undertaking for you and your family, and we will be with you every step of the way.

What makes Memorial Bone & Joint a Center of Excellence?

There are many things that set us apart from other joint replacement programs, including:

  • Physician leadership in the form of designated physician champions who helped to develop our program.
  • Recognition from The Joint Commission, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and CareChex®.
  • An interdisciplinary team of professionals dedicated solely to meeting the needs of our joint replacement patients.
  • A commitment to patient and family centered care.
  • A detailed data collection system to track long-term results and ensure the very best outcomes.
  • A quarterly scorecard that tells us how well we're following evidence-based medicine and proven clinical guidelines.

Patients and Caregivers

Welcome to Memorial Health Bone & Joint, a center for joint replacement surgery and the treatment of orthopaedic conditions at Memorial Health University Medical Center. You may be a candidate for joint replacement if you suffer from osteoarthritis. This condition, also known as degenerative joint disease, affects about 30 million Americans. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that covers the end of a bone gradually wears away, leading to pain and stiffness. It usually affects weight-bearing joints such as knees and hips. Joint replacement may be an option when osteoarthritis limits everyday activities such as walking and bending. We also offer shoulder replacement surgery to repair rotator cuff or arthritis damage.

Explore our site, learn about our award-winning services, and see how we can help you get back on your feet.

While You are Here

We will make your stay as comfortable as possible. While you’re here, you will stay in our joint replacement unit, located on the second floor of Memorial Health University Medical Center. To reach the unit, guests should use the elevator located next to our Day Surgery Center.

We encourage you to wear your own comfortable clothing, rather than a hospital gown. You’ll have access to a newspaper, a television, and a telephone. We also offer a menu service that allows you to choose your meals have them delivered when you want them.