Total Knee Replacement

Knee replacement is a surgical procedure in which a diseased or damaged joint is replaced with an artificial joint called a prosthesis, which is designed to move just like a healthy human joint.

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Total Hip Replacement

Hip replacement may provide the pain relief you long for and enable you to return to your favorite activities. Hip replacement may be considered when arthritis limits your everyday activities.

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Sports Medicine

Sports medicine focuses on the prevention and treatment of conditions and injuries associated with athletic training and competition.

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Patient Testimonials

Discover what our patients have to say regarding their office visit, surgical experience or recovery process. We also encourage our existing patients to share their own experience!

Patricia D

  • Left hip

“My husband was a patient of Dr. Gardner and I was so impressed with his care, concern and his amazing Faith. When I needed my hip replaced there was only one Dr. that I trusted to do mine. I would highly recommend him and his staff, they are the best.”

selma M Dollman

  • Knee and hip replacement

“I would not have any other dr do surgery on me but Dr Gardner Dr Gardner is very kind loving he takes his time with u he answers all your question he is a gift from god thank you dr Gardner for all u have done for me ”

Catherine

  • total right hip

“Dr Grander is a very caring and Christian doctor He has great bed side matter. His considered for his patients. ”

Barbara Leskovac

  • Total knee replacement

“Six months ago I had my left knee replaced due to severe arthritis, causing significant deformity to my left leg. My gait was affected and I developed a tibial stress fracture, and was placed in an air cast for couple of months with no improvement in tibial pain. Dr. Gardner informed me that a total knee was absolutely imperative for any type of relief to leg and the knee. It was the best decision ever! Of course there is always apprehension before any surgery and this was no different. He calls the patient the evening prior, asking is there are any questions and then he prays with you before going into surgery. My hospital stay was uneventful, went to St. Paul's for 5 days of pretty intense rehab, and upon discharge home, scheduled outpatient PT at the UPMC Wellness Center. I did so well that they released me after only going 4 weeks as opposed to the usual time period allotted. Never had to use a cane, went up and down stairs right away, and was extremely faithful in doing the required exercises. I feel this surgery changed the quality of my. daily life, allowing me to do so much more in the way of exercising and walking. Thank you, Dr. Gardner! Have always only heard great things about your care to your patients.

Nick Bohurjak

  • Total Hip Replacement

“Dr. Gardner and Staff are and were very professional and down to earth. They are very open to comments, questions and concerns. After searching other orthopedic surgeons from other nearby areas I decided on Dr. Gardner. He was the only one who utilizes material for hip replacement that I researched as well as his surgical techniques and procedures. Being a humanitarian who serves the less fortunate in Haiti & elsewhere was also a plus for the choice. If I might add, be sure your in excellent physical health, or get that way prior to surgery/replacement/repairs. It'll help with recovery, and improve any in house and or self rehabilitation. ”

Opal K

  • Right Hip Replacement

“I had my rt hip replaced 12/12/2017 My fear was how long I would be in pain but I haven't needed more than a tylenol Dr Gardner is blessed by God in his skill. I have no pain either in my knee or my hip. I go to PT and walk without assistance of a cane or walker. I recommend Dr Gardner to everyone.”

Jodie Magill

  • Left Knee repair

“In August my son was involved in a bicycle accident. He needed surgry to repair damage to his left knee cap. Dr. Gardner and his staff are very helpful ,professional, courteous, and everyone went above and beyond what they had to do to get him back in shape. ”

Danielle B.

  • Total hip replacement

“Dr. Gardner is very personable and knowledgabe. He spent time to answer any questions I had. I had been told he is very picky about his incisions and they were right-my scar looks wonderful. I am still in physical therapy but am so glad I had the replacement done. Already doing better than before the surgery! Will let him do any other surgeries I may have.”

Danny

  • total knee replacement

“On October 22nd I had my second total knee replacement with Dr. Gardner. As I expected, this one went even better than the first one. Once again I followed the doctors orders by attending PT and doing my home exercises and stretching. At 60 I consider myself an active man and having my knees replaced was a great decision for me. Because I am moving more freely I have lost another 20 lbs. I feel great! Dr. Gardner is truly the best at what he does! Great surgeon and wonderful human being”

Gina

  • hip surgery

“Dr. Gardner is one wonderful surgeon. From the beginning when the decision was made to do the hip replacment, which was a shock to me, Dr. Garder and office staff made me feel comfortable with the decision. I am so glad that I did have the procedure and feel wonderful. I would highly recommend him, and have done so. Thank you Dr. Gardner, Deanna and Gayle so very much.”

Randy

  • Total Hip Replacement

“Dr. Gardner is the complete package; a skilled surgeon with a great bedside manner. I had my left hip replaced in March 2015 and my right hip replaced in September 2015. He answered all my questions. He told me exactly what to expect and what he expected me to do to get a full recovery. I have no reservations in recommending him. ”

BJC

  • Shoulder Replacement

“Dr. Gardner replaced my shoulder about 3 1/2 weeks ago. It is already much better with no pain! He said in 6 weeks I would be as good as new and I'm sure he is right. He is a great Dr. - very caring and personable. Thanks for a job well done and God bless! ”

Marilyn Mc

  • Revision of right knee

“I had 2 knee replacements done and over 10 years I had a lot of trouble with them getting worse. I prayed that God would help me find someone to help me. He helped me find Dr. Mark Gardner. He did a revision on my knee and what a difference that made. Today I can walk with out pain and to say I can walk is wonderful. Before this was down I could only go a little ways and have to stop because of the pain It is wonderful the difference from before till now”

Danny

  • total knee

“Dr. Gardner did a visionary total knee replacement on me in February. I followed his instructions to a T and after 5 weeks of PT (3) times a week and doing the recommended exercises at home me knee is the best it's been in years. I have NO pain and a very good range of motion. And all within 4 months. I am so pleased with my out come. I have dropped 30 lbs and am more active because my knee doesn't hurt. I have already scheduled my other knee replacement for October and now that I know what to expect I believe I will do even better with the second. Dr. Gardner is such a good surgeon but equally important a good person. He took his time in explaining all aspects of the surgery and recovery and really put my wife and I at ease. ”

Jim T.

  • R shoulder replacement

“I would like to thank Horizon Pain Mgt. Farrell for directing me to Dr. Gardner. It took about 30 seconds after meeting him that I knew he was what I needed. His way of calming me was unreal. I must say that of all repair, remove, replace procedures to date this was the best. Decreasing pain after surgery is nothing like I had prior to this. All the staff is so good at what they do and make you feel as if you aren' t just another name in their books. Thanks for everything you have done for me. ”

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