Don’t let joint pain keep you from the things you love.

Our bodies were meant to move. Constant hip, knee, shoulder, or ankle pain can limit your ability to live life to the fullest. Though many people accept joint pain as a natural part of getting older, relief is possible. Our total joint replacement surgery options can provide the treatment you need to stop living with pain and start living the way you want.

Even better, total joint replacement doesn’t typically require an extended hospital stay. In most cases, the surgery is an outpatient procedure that allows you to begin recovery at home later that day.


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Our team of specialists can provide outpatient surgery that will get you home quickly so you can recover in comfort. To schedule an appointment or find out more about your specific injury, click the appropriate link below:

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Total Joint Replacement FAQs

What is the criteria for total joint replacement surgery?
Patients must have an insurance plan that allows surgery to be done in an outpatient setting. Patients must also have a qualifying health history, an absence of extreme deformity, and a body shape and weight that are within an acceptable range for safe outpatient surgery. The best way to make sure you qualify is to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.


This feels like a big procedure. Shouldn’t I recover in a hospital?
We have rigorously followed up and studied the effects of our outpatient procedures for the last decade. For patients who meet outpatient criteria, outpatient total joint surgery provides equal or better safety than inpatient surgeries. In fact, certain risks, such as postoperative infection, are lower in outpatient procedures.


What do I have to do to prepare for total joint replacement surgery?
We will provide a preoperative health screening, and in some cases, a consultation with an anesthesiologist. You will also undergo “Prehab” with one of our physical therapists to learn about post-operative exercises and recovery. It’s often helpful to bring primary caregivers to these sessions so they fully understand your needs after surgery.


What happens the day of surgery?
Before your surgery, we will perform multiple checks to ensure a smooth procedure. Typically, patients undergo spinal anesthesia with sedation for the surgery, though some require general anesthesia. We have protocols for pain relief and for avoiding nausea from anesthesia. A physical therapist will assist in your mobilization after surgery, reviewing the exercises you learned in Prehab. You must be able to walk 200 feet, get in and out of a chair, and climb any stairs necessary to be safe in your home before you can leave the outpatient surgery center.


What does post-operative care look like?
You will have a waterproof bandage in place allowing showering 1-2 days postoperatively. We will have clearly written out postoperative instructions and telephone numbers to allow you to communicate with our on-call physicians if needed.

Our Total Joint Replacement Team

Clayton C. Bettin, M.D.

Specialities: Foot and Ankle Surgery

Locations: Medical Center, Wolf River

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Tyler J. Brolin, M.D.

Specialities: Elbow, Shoulder, Total Joint Replacement

Locations: Collierville, Germantown, Wolf River

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Kevin B. Cleveland, M.D.

Specialities: Knee, Shoulder, Total Joint Replacement

Locations: Medical Center

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John R. Crockarell, M.D.

Specialities: Total Joint Replacement

Locations: Collierville, Germantown, Wolf River

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Gregory D. Dabov, M.D.

Specialities: Knee, Total Joint Replacement

Locations: Germantown, Southaven

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Marcus C. Ford, M.D.

Specialities: Total Joint Replacement

Locations: Germantown, Wolf River

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Benjamin J. Grear, M.D.

Specialities: Foot and Ankle Surgery

Locations: Collierville, Germantown, Wolf River

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James L. Guyton, M.D.

Specialities: Hip Preservation Surgery, Total Joint Replacement

Locations: Germantown, Wolf River

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James W. Harkess, M.D.

Specialities: Total Joint Replacement

Locations: Collierville, Germantown

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Robert K. Heck, M.D.

Specialities: Oncology, Total Joint Replacement

Locations: Medical Center

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Marc J. Mihalko, M.D.

Specialities: Knee, Shoulder, Total Joint Replacement

Locations: Southaven

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William M. Mihalko, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialities: Total Joint Replacement

Locations: Collierville

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G. Andrew Murphy, M.D.

Specialities: Foot and Ankle Surgery

Locations: Germantown, Wolf River

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David R. Richardson, M.D.

Specialities: Foot and Ankle Surgery

Locations: Southaven

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Carson M. Rider, M.D.

Specialities: Foot and Ankle Surgery

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Quin Throckmorton, M.D.

Specialities: Elbow, Shoulder, Total Joint Replacement

Locations: Wolf River

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Patrick C. Toy, M.D.

Specialities: Knee, Oncology, Sports Medicine, Total Joint Replacement

Locations: Collierville, Wolf River

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