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Joint Replacement Surgery

If you suffer from joint complications related to degenerative joint diseases or damage, help is at hand. Damaged joints can lead to debilitating pain that limits your daily activities, makes it difficult to sleep, and may result in a significant loss in your range of motion.

Where medical and physical therapy interventions are unsuccessful, joint replacement may be the recommended next step. Where only some of the joint is damaged, it could be possible to repair or replace only those parts, but where the entire joint has been damaged, a total joint replacement is needed.

Surgery Tailored to Your Needs

Total Hip Replacement

Your hips are made up of six bones that work together to allow for an extensive range of motion that includes the everyday activities of sitting, standing, walking, and bending. In a hip replacement, the damaged tendons can be replaced to improve function and relieve pain.

Revision Hip Replacement

In a revision hip replacement, the worn out or failed prosthesis is replaced with a new hip implant.

Total Knee Replacement

Your knees take most of the impact in any activity that you do as they bear almost all of your body’s weight. In a total knee replacement, an artificial knee joint is used to restore mobility and alleviate pain.

Unicondylar (Unicompartmental) Knee Replacement

Known also as a partial knee replacement, only a portion of the knee is resurfaced. This is done using either metal or plastic components.

Revision Knee Replacement

If a knee replacement wears out or fails, a revision knee replacement surgery will replace the original knee implant.

Shoulder Joint Replacement

Your shoulder should be the most mobile joint in your body as the ball and socket joint allows for 360 degrees of motion. With a should joint replacement, we can help alleviate pain and restore a wider range of motion.

Get the Help You Need

You may need a joint replacement for a number of reasons such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis. These conditions lead to considerable pain, as well as a limited range of motion. We will work with you to evaluate whether you are a good candidate for a joint replacement looking at your medical history as well as performing a physical exam and taking x-rays.

If you are ready to take the first steps towards pain-free joints, please schedule an appointment with us.

Patients share their experience

I could not of asked for better people to help, I have been dealing with shoulder pain for more than two years, they have helped in dealing with insurance, adjusting care, and now setting up for surgery to repair my shoulder, they are professional even if your grumpy, thank you to the staff and Dr Al
Guy Lee Phillips
When I called to make an appointment, the staff was extremely nice. When I showed up to check in, the staff again, was extremely nice. Everybody PA, staff Dr.'s are extremely knowledgable. helpful and truly care for their patients. They do not rush you out of the office. They take the time to examine you, explain things to you, and ask you questions. Thank god for second opinions. Thunder Basin Orthopaedics is giving me my life back and the ability to do what I love most.
Sarah Gallimore
Absolutely amazing staff!!!! They were kind and welcoming, they even answered my many questions. When there was a problem with my release form they fixed it right away no questions asked.
Rosie Lee Krauter

COVID-19 Announcement

To our valued TBO patients:

At Thunder Basin, patient safety has always been our top priority and as the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly spread throughout the world as well as the country, we have all had to change how we do things. In order to best protect the health of you, our patients, our staff/providers and their families we are instituting several changes (hopefully temporary) in how we will manage clinic visits. 

First, please assess your own current physical condition and risk of having been possibly exposed to Coronavirus by answering the following 3 questions which will be asked prior to being seen in clinic:

1. Do you or any member of your household have symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath? 
2. Have you or anyone in your household traveled outside the united states in the last 14 days? 
3. Has anyone in your household been in contact with anyone that has or is suspected of having COVID-19?

If you are sick, have recently been sick, have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, please do not come to clinic. Instead, please CALL your primary care provider or CALL the ER. 

Second, as recommended by the CDC and in accordance with social distancing guidelines, please come to your appointment alone if you are able or with a single family member/caregiver to minimize unnecessary contact with multiple people.

Thirdly, in order to minimize unnecessary contact with other patients when you arrive at the clinic we ask that you would please call the clinic at 307-682-6222 (for all clinic locations) and you will be given further instructions which may include waiting in your vehicle until we have an available room. We will do our best to immediately room patients to avoid multiple people in common or waiting areas.

With patient safety at the forefront and given the somewhat precarious current situation with the rapid, not completely understood transmission of the novel coronavirus we are doing our best to minimize risk to our patients. If you would feel more comfortable, we would gladly reschedule your appointment for a later date when conditions are less concerning. If you are a routine postop patient with no specific concerns, we would be happy to schedule a time for a phone consultation. If your musculoskeletal problem is not urgent or severe in nature we would be happy to reschedule your appointment for a later date when current health concerns have lessened.

THANK YOU for continuing to trust Thunder Basin with your care. Our goal and purpose is to help you optimize your health and function. We ask for your patience as we continue to determine the best course of action for all of our patients and staff. There may be more changes as we continue to assess the current situation daily and incorporate new information and knowledge as it becomes available. We will continue to strive to provide the best orthopaedic care in our communities while doing so in a safe environment. Please call our office with questions and we will do our very best to get you an answer as soon as possible.