Orthopedics

If you suffer from joint pain including knee pain, hip pain, shoulder pain or pain in your neck, back or ankle. Lafayette General Health (LGH) offers the highest quality orthopedic, sports medicine, and joint replacement services available in Acadiana. Lafayette General Medical Center, Lafayette General Surgical HospitalUniversity Hospital & Clinics, Acadia General Hospital and St. Martin Hospital offer orthopedic programs and/or clinics.

The board certified orthopedic surgeons at Acadiana Orthopedic Center at Lafayette General specialize in diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of orthopedic conditions in both adults and children. 

Some of the more common orthopedic specialties are:

Lafayette General Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Preservation Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Computerized Surgical Navigation Joint Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive and Muscle Sparing Surgical Techniques
  • Revision of Failed Hip Replacement & Knee Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Disorders & Replacement
  • Gender Specific Knee Replacement
  • Advanced Bearing Technology in Hips & Knees

Each orthopedic surgeon at Acadiana Orthopedic Center understands the importance of being able to live your life without the concern of joint pain. 

Every patient is unique, and can experience joint pain for different reasons.  Each orthopedic surgeon at LGH takes the time to fully understand the cause of your joint pain, and to explain every treatment option available to you.   

To learn more or to make an appointment at Acadiana Orthopedic Center at Lafayette General, call (337) 706-1300.

Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located in one spot or many parts of the body. It is common for patients to try medication and other conservative treatments to treat their joint pain. If you haven’t experienced adequate joint pain relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for surgery. We don't want you to wait, as it could mean that things are only getting worse. If you're experiencing knee pain, hip pain, or should pain, schedule an appointment.


Lafayette General Health offers a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatments for joint pain including:

Lafayette General is home to Lafayette’s only Mako robotic arm assisted surgery system also known as Makoplasty.  Makoplasty is a patient-specific, robotic arm procedure for partial knee replacement, total knee replacement and total hip replacement. It is designed to relieve pain caused by joint degeneration. By targeting only the damaged part of the knee, your orthopedic surgeon can repair the knee while sparing healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it. In hip cases, the robotic arm helps provide unprecedented surgical accuracy. This technology is a proven success, with tremendous outcomes.

In addition to a skilled clinical team, LGMC’s continuum of services provides a smooth transition from pre-surgery preparation to inpatient recovery. LGMC offers full-service inpatient orthopedic rehabilitation services, including physical and occupational therapy. We also provide educational resources in partnership with the Own the Bone program by the American Orthopaedic Association. Learn how to prevent future fractures and to enjoy better bone health.  

Award Winning, Nationally Recognized Orthopedic Program

Knee Replacement and Joint Replacement Certification

Certification is an important achievement for a hospital because it demonstrates a commitment to providing a higher standard of care; provides organizational framework for management; offers a competitive edge in the marketplace; enhances the ability of the hospital to recruit and develop staff; and insurers and other third parties recognize the certifications.

  • Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is certified by The Joint Commission for Disease-Specific Care for Joint Replacement of the Hip and Knee and Shoulder, giving it the Gold Seal of Approval among Acadiana hospitals. To achieve this certification, LGMC underwent rigorous on-site reviews of compliance with standards of care specific to joint replacement patients. Areas of evaluation included infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
  • The national survey firm Press Ganey, Inc., places LGMC in the top 1% in the nation for orthopedic patient satisfaction, making it clear that LGMC is the optimal place for orthopedic care. There’s no stronger endorsement of care than the word of our patients.
  • WomenCertified® also named LGMC among America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics. Earning a Woman’s Choice Award is based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and what women say they want from a hospital such as quality physician communications, responsiveness of nurses and support staff, cleanliness and trusted referrals from other women.
  • HealthGrades™, an independent quality ratings company, also recognizes LGMC for providing outstanding orthopedic surgery care.

Joint Replacement Surgery & Program

For patients undergoing total joint replacement surgery, LGH offers a total joint Prep Program. This unique program is designed to best prepare patients for total joint replacement surgery.

The first component of the Prep Program consists of obtaining the patient's medical history, pre-registration to the hospital, and completing any diagnostic work your physician has ordered prior to surgery such as lab work and X-rays. This can be done within 14 days before your surgery at Burdin Riehl Center for surgeries at LGMC or Lafayette General Surgical Hospital.

The second component of the Prep Program involves learning more about the procedure, the hospital experience and the exercises that will help strengthen your body before and after surgery. The program offers weekly classes preparing patients for knee and hip surgery, and handouts are available. For more information about the Prep Program, view our events calendar or call (337) 289-7498.

Total Joint PREP Handouts

View and print our handouts for pre- and post-surgery instructions. Contact your physician if you have any questions.

To learn more or to make an appointment at Acadiana Orthopedic Center at Lafayette General, call (337) 706-1300.