Joint Replacement

Dr. Jared Rickert examining a patients shoulder.

You may be considering joint replacement surgery when you find yourself sitting on the sidelines instead of actively participating in your life. Orthopedics surgeons at Faith Regional Physician Services offer both traditional and minimally-invasive options for joint replacement, including ankle, hip, knee, and shoulder replacement options. You and your surgeon will discuss the surgery options to determine which one is best for you. 

If you decide on joint replacement, Faith Regional offers a comprehensive, team approach to preparing you for your surgery, helping you with your recovery following your surgery, and getting you back to your favorite activities with physical therapy. Your care team collaborates throughout the entire process and is easily connected across the Faith Regional health system to provide you with a seamless, successful joint replacement experience. 


Ankle Replacement

Total ankle replacement is a type of joint replacement surgery. It’s also called ankle arthroplasty. It replaces the damaged parts of your ankle with artificial parts (made of plastic or metal). These replacement parts move like your natural joint. This treatment is typically for you if you have constant ankle pain that affects your quality of life.

Meet Ken

After experiencing chronic ankle pain, Ken decided it was time to do something about it. He researched and found Dr. Zackary Gangwer for his ankle replacement surgery. He’s back to doing the things he loves, like golfing, pain-free. Watch his video below: 


Hip Replacement

Hip replacement is another type of joint replacement surgery, also called hip arthroplasty. The surgery replaces parts of your hip joint with artificial parts. Your hip joint consists of a ball (at the top of the thigh bone) and a socket (in the pelvis). Hip replacement surgery includes the replacement of one or both parts. This treatment helps you to resume daily activities with less pain. 

Meet Alexandra

Alexandra fell and her doctor explained to her that she needed a hip replacement. She did a lot of research and met with multiple surgeons. Ultimately, she chose Dr. Jared Rickert, in Norfolk, Nebraska for her hip replacement surgery. She’s doing better today, than before she broke her hip. Watch her video below:


Knee Replacement

Knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, is a surgery to replace damaged parts of your knee joint with artificial parts. You may need a knee replacement if you have knee damage that causes severe pain and difficulty doing daily activities. It is usually done when other treatments for knee pain haven’t helped enough. The goal of a knee replacement is to relieve pain and help you move better.

Meet Deb

Deb had been dealing with knee pain for a long time. She found Dr. Michael Woodbury and after meeting with him, she appreciated the way he explained the procedure, follow-up, and recovery process to her. Deb also completed her Physical Therapy with Faith Regional Health Services. She’s back to doing everything she loves, without the pain! Watch her video below:


Schedule an Appointment Today!

We want to help you get back to doing the things you love. Call us today to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic specialist. You can reach us at (402) 844-8158.


Joint Replacement Physicians

Jason Bailey
DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM
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Zackary Gangwer
DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM
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Tristan Hartzell
MD
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John Lammli
MD
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Jordan Ochs
MD
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Jared Rickert
DO
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Michael Woodbury
DO
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Joint Replacement Advanced Care Practitioners

Staci Brummels
APRN
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Kaitlyn Cattau
PA-C
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Sean Craig
PA-C
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Adam Diediker
APRN
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Steven Janssen
PA-C
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Jordan Janssen
MPAS, PA-C
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Lindsay Peplinski
PA-C
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Kendra Thiem
PA-C
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Joint Replacement Clinics

2701 W. Norfolk Ave., Floor 2
Norfolk, NE 68701 Ph: (402) 844-8158 Fax: (402) 844-8159 Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Friday: 8:00 a.m. - Noon Directions