Total Joint Replacement Surgery

Thank you for considering Firelands Regional Medical Center for your total joint replacement surgery. At Firelands, we use a team approach that includes physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and case managers. Each team member is dedicated to restoring your independence and returning you to the activities you enjoy.

Joint replacement surgery is a procedure that many people undergo to relieve chronic joint pain and improve joint mobility when other non-surgical treatments have proved unsuccessful. If you are dealing with persistent joint pain and a limited range of motion then joint replacement surgery may be worth considering to restore your overall quality of life and get you back to doing the things you enjoy, pain-free. There are many different joint surgeries available and depending on your symptoms and the joint affected will determine the best type of surgery for you. Your orthopedic surgeon will be able to discuss all the options with you. The most common types of joint replacement surgery include:

Should I Consider Surgery?

Certain conditions can cause joint pain and disability that lead patients to consider joint replacement surgery. In most cases, joint pain is caused by damage to the cartilage that lines the ends of the bones (articular cartilage). If you suffer from one of the following conditions, your doctor may recommend a total joint replacement.

  • Severe joint pain that limits your everyday activities
  • Long-lasting knee inflammation
  • Joint fractures
  • Pain that cannot be controlled with medicine


Dr. Robert Carlisle

Robert M. Carlisle II, MD

Orthopedic surgery has been my career goal since middle school. I suffered an orthopedic injury while playing sports that introduced me to an orthopedic surgeon who subsequently became my mentor throughout medical school, residency, and fellowship. Since entering the field of medicine, I have always enjoyed interactions with my patients. Everyone has a unique story to tell, and I felt being a total joint surgeon gave me the chance to hear patients’ stories from all different walks of life.

  • Total Joints Fellowship - Mississippi Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center (MSMOC), Jackson, MS Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Residency - Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC
  • Medical School - Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Rootstown, OH | Doctor of Medicine
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Total Joint Utilizes Rosa®

Getting a precise knee implant fit is important to your comfort and overall experience following knee replacement surgery. ROSA Knee uses data collected before and during surgery to inform your surgeon of many details related to your unique anatomy that may affect your implant fit. By using this data to make more informed decisions, your surgeon is able to plan for and carry out a personalized surgery based upon your individual needs.

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Orthopedic Providers

Orthopedic Providers

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Firelands Ortho Express

Orthopedic's Homepage

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Sandusky Orthopedics

1401 Bone Creek Drive

Sandusky, Ohio 44870