Joint Replacement

We treat a wide range of conditions that may lead to joint replacement, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Injury to the joint
  • Joint pain

Our team at Lakes Regional Healthcare will thoroughly evaluate your joint and help you choose the treatment plan that’s right for you. We offer a wide range of joint replacement surgeries, including:

  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Knee revision surgery
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement

Better Results, Faster Recovery

We are proud to be the only hospital in northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota to provide robotic-assisted orthopedic surgeries. Specifically, we offer total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and total hip replacement surgeries utilizing our Mako system. To learn more, visit Robotic Surgery at Lakes Regional Healthcare.

Partial knee replacement is a treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee. It is less invasive than traditional total knee surgery. At Lakes Regional Healthcare, a pre-surgical plan is created based on a CT scan of the patient’s own knee, and the surgeon uses the Mako robotic arm during surgery to resurface the diseased portion of the knee, sparing healthy bone and surrounding tissue for a more natural feeling knee. A small implant is then secured in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly again. A total knee replacement is performed in the same manner, but is a treatment option for adults whose osteoarthritis has progressed to all three compartments of the knee.

During a total hip replacement surgery, the Mako system provides visualization of the joint and biomechanical data to guide the bone preparation and implant positioning to match the pre-surgical plan. After first preparing the femur or thighbone, the surgeon uses the robotic arm to accurately ream and shape the acetabulum socket in the hip, and then implant the cup at the correct depth and orientation. The surgeon then implants the femoral implant. The Mako procedure offers the confidence of more accurate cup placement and accurate leg length restoration.


John Leupold, MD

John Leupold, MD

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Chris Rierson, DO

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