As we age the constant stress and weight bearing demands on our joints can wear down your protective cartilage, causing severe joint pain and discomfort. Although conservative treatment methods may provide temporary pain relief, joint replacement may be a more rewarding option for long-term relief and a return of mobility.

Non-surgical options include anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, and joint fluid injections. Joint pain can also be relieved with minimally-invasive surgical procedures like joint realignment, ligament reconstruction, and arthroscopy. These procedures require only tiny incisions and a few stitches.

Persistent joint pain is the most common reason patients decide to undergo joint replacement. Whether the result of a prior injury or a degenerative disease, joint replacement may be the option to get you back to normal activities.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, and conservative treatment methods have failed to alleviate your pain, you may be a candidate for joint replacement surgery:

  • Severe joint pain
  • Joint pain that prevents you from resting or keeps you awake at night
  • Joint pain that prohibits you from activity
  • Joint pain that disrupts necessary and daily functions, such as climbing stairs or walking

Joint replacement and joint revision require an experienced and skilled surgeon. Our talented board-certified orthopedic surgeons have undergone specialized training in joint replacement and joint revision surgeries. At Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance, our surgeons are committed to optimal outcomes and believe in a team approach to patient care so that you feel well-informed and comfortable with your decisions.

Common Procedures

  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Revision Knee Surgery
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Revision Hip Surgery
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement


Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance was formed by joining the two leading providers serving North Central Indiana and Southwestern Michigan. South Bend Orthopaedics (SBO) and Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center (OSMC) bring together the current seven office locations in South Bend, Elkhart, Mishawaka, Goshen, LaPorte, Middlebury and Nappanee to form Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance.