Joint pain treatment in Augusta, Georgia

Our joint care specialists provide expert evaluation and use advanced diagnostic tests to determine the best plan of care for patients with injured and diseased joints. Our orthopedic surgical team uses the latest technology and state-of-the-art surgical techniques, including robotic surgery, to treat issues affecting the major joints.

For more information about joint replacement, call the Human Motion Institute at (706) 651-2449.


Doctors Hospital of Augusta is certified by The Joint Commission for knee and hip replacements, exemplifying our surgeons' expertise and our use of leading technology in performing these procedures.

Our joint replacement procedures

As part of our commitment to quality orthopedic care, The Human Motion Institute at Doctors Hospital of Augusta offers expert care to patients with chronic and acute bone, muscle and joint pain and stiffness. We are also certified by The Joint Commission for knee and hip replacements, exemplifying our dedication to providing excellent and effective orthopedic services.

Joint replacement surgery helps patients with chronic joint pain and debilitating joint conditions. During a joint replacement, an orthopedic surgeon removes parts of a damaged or arthritic joint and replaces those parts with a prosthetic joint.

Ankle replacement

As part of our commitment to comprehensive hand and upper extremity care, we offer total ankle replacement surgery. Total ankle replacement, also called total ankle arthroplasty, is an effective procedure primarily used to treat patients with severe arthritis. This procedure replaces the damaged and diseased ankle joint to help restore a patient's mobility and stability.

Cervical artificial disc replacement

Cervical artificial disc replacement (ADR), also called cervical disc arthroplasty, involves replacing a damaged spinal disc in the neck with an artificial disc implant. This can help relieve nerve compression and increase the spine's range of motion.

Elbow replacement

Elbow replacements involve removing the ends of the bones that come together in the elbow and replacing them with artificial parts. This procedure is often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

Hip replacement

We offer posterior and anterior hip replacements to treat chronic hip pain and restore mobility. During a posterior hip replacement, the orthopedic surgeon uses a curved incision on the side and back of the hip. An anterior hip replacement is a minimally invasive surgery involving a smaller incision at the front of the hip. With the anterior approach, patients have faster recovery times.

With both procedures, the surgeon removes the damaged or diseased ball of the upper thigh bone (femur) and the damaged cartilage from the hip socket. The damaged ball is replaced with a metal ball fixed inside the femur. The socket is then replaced with a plastic liner fixed inside a metal shell. This creates a smoothly functioning ball-and-socket joint that does not cause pain.

Knee replacement

We offer total and partial knee replacements to patients experiencing a wide range of conditions causing chronic, debilitating knee pain. Total knee replacement, also called total knee arthroplasty, involves removing the knee joint and replacing it with a new, artificial joint. This procedure is often used to treat patients with significant degenerative knee conditions.

Partial knee replacement involves replacing a portion of the knee with an artificial joint. This may be an option for patients with early to mid-stage degenerative joint disease.

Our surgeons use advanced robotic surgery to help them perform knee replacements. This allows greater precision and customization of the knee implant, as well as faster recovery times, compared to traditional techniques.

Shoulder replacement

We offer total and reverse shoulder replacements. Total shoulder replacement surgery, or shoulder arthroplasty, involves replacing the ball of the arm bone and shoulder blade socket with a customized, prosthetic ball-and-socket device. During a reverse shoulder replacement procedure, the surgeon places the new, artificial ball-and-socket device in a reversed position, allowing greater stability of the joint.

Joint replacement rehabilitation

We offer inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation services to help patients recover from orthopedic conditions and joint replacements. Our skilled rehabilitation specialists use physical, occupational and aquatic therapies along with other specialized techniques to help patients gain mobility, strength and functionality.