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What kind of weather is the worst for arthritis? According to a 2014 study of people with arthritis, 67% of participants reported weather sensitivity, especially to cold and wet days. So what’s so special about the cold and rainy days that make your joints ache? Researchers believe that the main…

October 17, 2023 Meet Dr. Rick Weidenbener, the newest member of the MCJR team! Dr. Weidenbener is a non-surgical sports medicine specialist who sees patients exclusively in our Bloomington office beginning in mid-October 2023. Dr. Rick Weidenbener is a board-certified orthopedic sports medicine specialist based in Bloomington, IN. He has…

We are excited to announce that Dr. Colin T. Penrose will be added to the Midwest Center for Joint Replacement surgeon team in the summer of 2022! Dr. Penrose was born in Minnesota and grew up in Arizona. He attended Stanford University where he completed dual degrees in biology and…

Each year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services compare over 4,000 hospitals and rate them on a competitive five-star scale. This week, they published the Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings and rated our inpatient facility, Franciscan St. Francis Health in Mooresville, with a 5-star hospital rating! Just 2.2% of the 4,599 hospitals…

We’re pleased to announce that Dr. Brian L. Badman, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder replacement, will begin seeing patients in our Indianapolis office in July. Dr. Badman is a surgeon at Central Indiana Orthopedics (CIO) but he will be coming to our office several times a month to serve…

Everyone recovers differently, but typically, patients can expect to have complete healing within nine to twelve months of their procedure. If you stick to the post-operative guidelines given to you before your surgery, the recovery period should be quick and relatively comfortable. Some of the guidelines are as follows: When…

What is hip bursitis? “Bursitis” means the inflammation of the bursae. So what are bursae? Bursae are fluid sacs located all around the body that act as cushions to prevent friction between bones and soft tissue. The hip has two major bursae that can become inflamed or irritated. The most…

What is avascular necrosis? Avascular necrosis, otherwise known as osteonecrosis, is a condition in which bone tissue dies from a lack of blood supply. When tissue dies, there is nothing to replace or back it up, so the bones begin to develop tiny breaks in the bone. Eventually, the bone…

Arthritis affects over 50 million people, which is 1 in 5 people over the age of 18. If you are part of that statistic, you know that the pain from arthritis can be debilitating. However, just because you have arthritis doesn’t mean you will need a joint replacement. There are…

In years past, people in need of a joint replacement expected to stay immobile in a hospital for a week or more after their surgery. Recovery would be arduous, leaving many people stationary and off work for several months. Today, it’s a different story. Here at MCJR, over 60% of…

Indianapolis resident Dick Lutin is a patient of Dr. Carter‘s who underwent hip replacement surgery in August 2018. Dick loves being outdoors and doing his favorite hobby — fossil hunting — with his two daughters. When he suffered an injury to his hip, he slowly lost the ability to stay active and…

Midwest Medical Services: Pre-Op Program Preoperative care is a vital piece of preparing for any joint replacement surgery. At MCJR, we do our best to understand your health history and mitigate any risks and complications that may arise. We also do our best to optimize every step of your journey,…

  We are excited to announce that our surgeons are performing outpatient joint replacement surgeries at the new Bloomington Advanced Surgery Center (BASC). BASC is an ambulatory outpatient surgery center designed exclusively to serve orthopedic patients. BASC has 2 operating rooms, an x-ray suite, and private recovery suites. It is…

The MCJR team partners with the not-for-profit medical services organization Team Hope in Motion. Team HIMS provides free surgical treatment for patients in Antigua, Guatemala. These patients suffer from debilitating bone and joint conditions, such as arthritis, and do not have access to medical care.  One week a year, our surgeon…

The year 2020 has brought about many unique challenges and hardships. Now that the cold weather is upon us and most holiday events are canceled, most of us will be spending a lot of time at home this winter season. And if you add comfort food and holiday treats to…

We love to hear feedback about your experience at MCJR! If you are interested, write surgeon reviews online: Healthgrades.com: Vitals.com: Facebook: Want to read or write surgeon reviews right now? Find your surgeon and select the website below: Dr. Michael Berend Healthgrades Vitals Dr. Wesley Lackey Healthgrades Vitals Dr. Joshua…

Dr. Joshua Carter is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in anterior hip replacement and partial and total knee replacement. He completed his undergraduate degree with Summa Cum Laude honors at the University of Kentucky with a perfect 4.0 GPA. He earned a full-ride scholarship to attend the UK College…

Born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, Dr. Wesley Lackey attended Vanderbilt University where he earned a degree in Violin Performance and also fulfilled his pre-medical requirements. Then, he attended Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. During his time in Indianapolis, Dr. Lackey met Dr. Berend through their church, and…

Our surgeons are experts in their field and they are always researching the latest in orthopedic discovery to improve patient outcomes. Recently, Dr. Berend presented research on the lateral partial knee replacement at the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Winter Meeting in Orlando, FL. His research found that patients who…

Meet Dr. Sebastian Peers We have some exciting news – MCJR is partnering with a hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder specialist, Dr. Peers, to see patients in our office! Dr. Peers is from Reconstructive Hand to Shoulder of Indiana (RHSI) in Carmel, but will begin to see patients out of…

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Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement, or total knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that replaces the damaged components of your knee with artificial implants.

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Partial Knee Replacement

During a partial knee replacement, your surgeon removes and replaces only the damaged compar­tments in your knee.

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Anterior Hip Replacement

During your hip replacement surgery, your surgeon replaces the damaged ends of your hip bones, both in the femur and pelvis.

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Outpatient Joint Replacement

Thanks to modern anesthesia techniques and a multimodal approach to pain control, we can perform hip and knee replacements in the outpatient setting.

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Arthritis

If you have arthritis, the highly skilled team of orthopedic surgeons at Midwest Center for Joint Replacement can help.

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Knee Pain

Our team treats numerous knee conditions through total and partial knee replacement surgery or nonsurgical treatments such as steroid injections.

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Hip Pain

If hip pain is disrupting your life, our board-certified team of orthopedic surgeons at Midwest Center for Joint Replacement can help.

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Injections

If you're experiencing joint pain that isn't improving with conservative treatment, steroid injections could help.

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