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Joint Replacement

If you suffer from restricted mobility or joint pain you may be a candidate for joint replacement surgery. Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of joint pain. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of cartilage of one or more joints. This causes the bones to grind against one another causing pain, inflammation, and restricted movement.

Replacing a joint can relieve pain and help you move and feel better. An orthopedic surgeon can evaluate your condition and discuss the different treatment options available to you. If you’ve tried other treatment options and the pain you are experiencing is still severely restricting your ability to walk or perform simple activities, you may want to consider joint replacement surgery.


Ankle Replacement

Our patients that suffer from severe ankle arthritis can benefit from ankle replacement surgery. Common symptoms that are associated with ankle arthritis can include weakness, pain and difficulty walking.

Hip Replacement

In total hip replacement surgery, the ball and socket of your hip are removed and replaced with artificial implants generally made of metal and a durable plastic material. If you are receiving a hip resurfacing procedure as an alternative to total hip replacement, the process works a bit differently. If you are preparing to have your hip resurfaced, the process is similar to a total hip replacement, however, instead of cutting off the top of the thighbone, the head is manipulated with a metal mushroom-like cap.

Knee Replacement

Knee replacement surgery can alleviate pain and restore function in severely areas of a diseased knee joint. Our highly-skilled orthopedic surgeons will help you determine if a knee replacement procedure is the right route of treatment for you.

Shoulder Replacement

Undergoing a shoulder replacement procedure involves a complex operation that replaces your shoulder joint with artificial components. Relieving pain and improving natural movement with your shoulder is the result of a surgery such as this.

Robotic Surgery

Our center provides an innovative and minimally invasive procedure to our patients that aids in treating all components of the knee. The MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing method, powered by the state-of-the-art RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic system, offers a more precise and consistent result.

Joint Replacement

  1. CHRISTUS Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute

    8591 S. Broadway
    Tyler, Texas 75703

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  2. CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic - Athens

    1505 Highway 19 South
    Athens, Texas 75751
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  3. CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances HealthPark - Lindale

    3203 South Main Street
    Lindale, Texas 75771
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  4. CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances HealthPark - Canton

    18780 Interstate 20
    Canton, Texas 75103
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  5. CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Magnolia Medical Plaza - Palestine

    3201 South Loop 256
    Palestine, Texas 75801
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  6. CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic - Jacksonville

    2026 South Jackson Street
    Jacksonville, Texas 75766
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Our Joint Replacement Team

Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson, PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

Jacob Chaney

Jacob Chaney, PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

Michelle Cook

Michelle Cook, FNP-C

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

Craig De Koker, PA

Kraig De Koker, PA

Orthopedics, Physician Assistant


Douglas Duncan, MD

Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. William Hobbs

William Hobbs, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson, DO

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics

Dr. Stephen Littlejohn

Stephen Littlejohn, MD

Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine

Dr. Roger McCown

Roger McCown, DO

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

John McCurdy, NP

John McCurdy, NP

Orthopedics, Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Christopher Meltsakos

Christopher Meltsakos, MD

Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics

Dr. Jayesh Patel

Jayesh Patel, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

Accepting Virtual Visits
William Phillips

William Phillips, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

Art Strahan

Arthur Strahan, MD

Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Thomas Volatile

Thomas Volatile, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics

Medical Director for the Joint Replacement Center