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Total Joint Replacement


Total Joint Replacement

Let’s face it. Moving parts wear out – and over time, need replacement. When those moving parts are your joints, consider an innovative approach to total joint replacement by Orthopaedic Associates of Duluth, P.A. and Lakewalk Surgery Center.

The board-certified surgeons at Orthopaedic Associates, combined with the advanced technology and patient-centered care that Lakewalk is known for, offers you a seamless approach to get you back to your highest level of function. When you make the initial call to Orthopaedic Associates, you will see a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon right away for an exam and consultation to explore your treatment options and to help you decide if joint replacement surgery is for you. Our on-site state-of-the-art MRI and xray give our patients quick results.

If the decision is made to proceed with surgery, you can choose to have knee, hip and shoulder total joint replacement surgery at Lakewalk, giving you more personal care and a more comfortable experience. Also, on average, patients can save on out-of-pocket costs, as outpatient surgery at surgery centers costs a third less than the same procedure at a hospital.

With post-surgery treatment plans developed by our exceptional physical and occupational therapists, we will help return you to the daily activities that are important to you — whether it’s team sports, swinging a golf club, or even picking up your laundry. We emphasize the importance of patient education so that you can continue treatment and recovery at home.Choosing to have your Total Joint Replacement with Orthopaedic Associates of Duluth and Lakewalk Surgery Center means you will experience the following:

  • The most experienced team caring for you before, during, and after your surgery
  • Lakewalk’s state-of-the art facility, with comfortable, private patient rooms and advanced surgical suites
  • Orthopaedic Associates’ surgeons, the region’s most experienced, who perform more than 1,150 knee, hip, and shoulder total joint replacements annually
  • Exceptional post-surgery care

You can rest assured that your hip, knee or shoulder surgery will be done using the most advanced surgical procedures and technologies including:

  • Minimally-invasive joint replacement, including the direct anterior hip replacement technique
  • The latest in implant technology
  • The longest lasting replacement materials


Lakewalk Surgery Center

Lakewalk Surgery CenterLakewalk Surgery Center is an independent outpatient facility designed for quality, comfort and efficiency. They offer a comfortable and private facility with advanced surgical suites and a dedicated medical staff, so your procedure can be faster, less invasive, more comfortable, and with a lower infection rate than a hospital.

With a patient satisfaction rating of 98%, Lakewalk has established a reputation as a lower cost alternative for outpatient surgery, offering patient-focused care as well as amenities such as free parking and easy access, private recovery rooms with a lake view, convenient scheduling and minimal waiting. To learn more about the state-of-the-art facility, click here.