In Step with Advancements in Medicine

By Illinois Valley Community Hospital | May 12, 2014

Orthopedic surgeons Dr. Peter Meier and Dr. Robert Mitchell gave local residents a new way to look at knee and hip replacement surgery when they led an IVCH team in the development and opening of The Joint Replacement Center in the fall of 2013.

Dr. Meier is the only area surgeon to use the anterior method of performing total hip replacement surgery and it is not unusual for his patients to have surgery in the morning, be walking on their new hips in the afternoon, and go home the next day.
Total knee replacement surgery is performed by both Dr. Meier and Dr. Mitchell.

Michelle Salas, IVCH orthopedic coordinator, says joint center patients are going home more quickly and with less pain than joint patients previously did.
To make an appointment with Dr. Meier or Dr. Mitchell, call Illinois Valley Orthopedics at (815) 223-2143. For more information about The Joint Replacement Center, call Salas at (815) 780-3175.

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