"My only regret? I should have done it sooner." - Paul S.

When joint pain was getting in the way of Paul's everyday activities–flying his plane, working in his woodshop, and running after his eleven grandchildren–he knew it was time to take the next step. Joint replacement at Black River Memorial Hospital was the obvious choice for Paul. "I was up and walking the next day," says Paul. "And I didn't have to take anything stronger than over-the-counter medicine for the pain. I would recommend  BRMH to anyone."


Black River Memorial Hospital offers specialized orthopedic care that gets you back on your feet fast so you can enjoy daily life.

Our expert team is with you from initial testing through rehabilitation.

Orthopedic Procedures

When you choose BRMH for your orthopedic surgery, you will have: 

  • Much smaller scars
  • Faster healing time
  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Reduced muscle and tissue damage
  • Quicker return to activities of daily living

Learn more about Todd Duellman, MD, our orthopedic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive procedures.




Joint Replacement

  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Shoulder Replacement



  • Elbow
  • Knee
  • Shoulder

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure used to see, diagnose and treat joint problems. Pencil-sized instruments are inserted into a small incision, allowing the surgeon to see the inside of a joint and determine the type of injury and treatment needed. Because of the less invasive nature of arthroscopy, it generally has a much easier recovery than traditional surgery.

Anterior Total Hip Replacement

Anterior hip replacement is a less invasive approach that reduces the pain and recovery time of a total hip replacement. Because the surgeon approaches the hip from the front of the joint, and not the side (lateral approach) or the back (posterior approach), the muscles around the hip, pelvis and femur do not need to be detached or disturbed. This makes rehabilitation quicker and easier, less time in the hospital for patients and allows for a smaller scar.


Additional Orthopedic Specialties

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Paul's Orthopedic Story


Anterior Approach to Knee and Hip Replacements

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