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SSM Health Orthopedics


Dancing. Taking a walk with a friend. Playing ball with your children. Running a 5K. Movement is key to many of life’s most enjoyable moments. Whether you are suffering from an injury or illness, SSM Health Orthopedics can work with you to help you regain strength and mobility. We offer a broad range of diagnostic and treatment technologies to address a wide range of orthopaedic problems, from simple to complex.

Find the orthop​edist for you by calling 1-888-257-6098.​

Our physicians, nurses, and therapists are among the most experienced and respected orthopaedic specialists in the region. In addition to generalists who can care for a variety of orthopaedic needs, many of our physicians have elected to specialize in a specific area such as:

  • Foot & Ankle
  • Hand & Wrist
  • Hip & Knee
  • Osteoporosis
  • Shoulder & Upper Extremity
  • Spine & Back
  • Sports Injuries
  • Therapy & Rehabilitation

Meet our Orthopedic Specialists & Surgeons​ 

Joint Injuries
(Ankle, Foot, Hand, Hip, Knee, Shoulder & Wrist)

​Joint pain or injury can alter your daily habits and affect your ability to stay in shape. Joint issues can vary from arthritis to injury to fracture. Be sure to work with a team of professionals to get your life back on track. Here are a list of conditions that we treat:
  • Achilles tendon
  • Ankle arthritis; ankle replacement
  • Arthritis / Osteoarthritis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Athletic injury of ankle and foot
  • Basal joint arthritis
  • Biceps tendon problems
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis or impingement
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cysts
  • deQuervain's tendinitis
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Flatfoot
  • Foot arthritis
  • Fracture of the ankle, foot and toe
  • Fracture of the hand or wrist
  • Fracture – hip / femur / tibia
  • Fracture of the humerus, clavicle, or scapula​
  • Frozen shoulder​
  • ​Hammertoe
  • Heel pain; plantar fasciitis
  • Hip scopes
  • Labral repair
  • Joint replacement
  • Nerve disorders of foot and ankle
  • Numbness, tingling, or other nerve issues
  • Pain or swelling
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder dislocation, separation or replacement
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tendinitis​ 

Total Joint Replacement

SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Centralia provide total joint replacement patients a first-class experience with specialized care given by a  dedicated service line of surgeons and nurses in a comfortable and relaxed environment, which helps maximize recovery efforts. Both hospitals are dedicated to joint replacement solutions that enable patients to return to a healthy and pain-free lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon and St. Mary’s Hospital - Centralia have established a reputation as leading joint replacement centers, performing more than 300 knee and hip replacements combined annually.

Spine & Back 

Back troubles can be very disruptive to your daily living and can impact your sleep. SSM Health Orthopedics provides a full range of orthopedic spine and back care. Conditions we treat include:
  • ​Arthritis
  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Disc degeneration
  • Fracture
  • Herniated disc
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis

Sports Medicine

Whether you are a weekend jogger or a college athlete or somewhere in between, it is likely that at some point you will have an injury that needs medical consultation.  SSM Health Orthopedics in Illinois treats a range of knee and shoulder in​juries, including:
  • Arthroscopic repair
  • ACL, MCL, LCL, PCL repair and reconstruction
  • Biceps tendon problems
  • Labral tear
  • Meniscal tear
  • Patellar instability
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder separation 

Therapy & Rehabilitation

You might need physical or therapy only to overcome an injury or you might need more extensive post-operative rehabilitation. Either way, we can help. We offer a range of physical therapy and rehabilitation services to get you back to your daily routine as soon as possible. 

Nutrition Exercise Training Program (NExT)​

This program emphasizes exercise and portion control as a means of weight loss and management. Classes are offered twice a week in the morning, afternoon and evening for six weeks, with a new session starting every two months.​ Learn more. ​