Nationally recognized for its expertise in total joint replacement and specialized orthopedic care, the Center for Hip & Knee Surgery at Franciscan St. Francis Health - Mooresville, with offices also in Carmel and Indianapolis, has helped Hoosiers heal for more than 20 years.
While hips, knees and shoulders may be our focus, our staff is truly dedicated to leading you back to the activities you love best - an afternoon on the golf course, a walk through the park, a slow dance with that special someone. That's our specialty.
Advances in total joint replacement have made pain and limitation from arthritis of the hip, knee and shoulder a distant memory for hundreds of thousands of people.
Founded in 1986 by Dr. Merrill A. Ritter, the Center for Hip & Knee Surgery soon became one of the first orthopedic centers of excellence in the country. Today, with more than 35,000 total joint replacements performed and its substantial and ongoing body of research, the Center has become one of the leading joint replacement centers in the nation and the world.
Located just a few minutes south of Indianapolis at Franciscan St. Francis Health—Mooresville, the Center for Hip & Knee Surgery is a model for other orthopedic centers throughout the United States and worldwide. Each year, other orthopedic surgeons visit the Center to study our highly successful surgical procedures.
The Center for Hip & Knee Surgery performs more than 2,500 knee, hip and shoulder joint replacements each year, and the number of patients we serve continues to grow. Outstanding outcomes have earned the Center a five-star rating for nine years in a row (2003-2011) in hip and knee replacement by an independent ratings service HealthGrades, placing it among the top total joint replacement programs in the nation. The Center has been ranked No. 1 in Indiana for five years in a row (2007-2011).
You and your family can be assured of personalized attention to detail, including pre- and post- surgery education and a thorough pre-surgery history and physical exam. This comprehensive examination by an internist occurs prior to the surgery to help evaluate and manage any underlying or undetected conditions that could affect a patient's successful surgery. IMPACT Center physicians closely manage surgical patients in cooperation with their surgeons, starting with pre-operative assessments and continuing throughout their hospital stay to address any non-surgical issues that may arise.
In addition, specially trained physical therapists and nurses provide inpatient and outpatient therapy, helping to motivate, strengthen and guide each patient to his or her best result.