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!

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.”


  • 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”


  • 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.”


  • 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. ”


  • 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”


  • 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. ”

Shirley Z

  • right hip replacement

“I am so pleased that my Doctor Debra Snyder referred me to Dr Mark Garder...first for a left knee replacement and then Nov 18, 2014 for a right hip replacement. I am 74 years old and the new joints have made an enormous difference in my everyday living. Dr Gardner is a very caring and perfessinal Doctor....I would recommed him to any of my friends. I appreacte the personal calls and interest. I cannot say enough about all the help and new life he has extended to me......Thank you Dr Gardner and God Bless are truly a wonderful and caring Doctor.... ”

Kim J. Brewer

  • (L) Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

“Ok, I must admit I was a bit of a pain in the butt for Dr. Gardner. He had been telling me for 2 years that my left shoulder needed replaced. I finally admitted to myself that he was right. On Nov.6, 2014 I underwent (L) total shoulder replacement. As I sit here typing this with both hands on my 5th day post-op I know I made the right choice in Dr. Gardner. My case was very interesting as I am 53 and Dr. Gardner told me he would expect to see my shoulder in a much older person. I was very impressed with a phone call the evening before my procedure from Dr. Gardner, confirming my belief I have the right surgeon for me. Even with all that doc had to deal with during my procedure, I am able to control the pain with Tylenol and ice packs so far. Physical Therapy is beginning and I'm on to a whole new pain free world. Thank you so much Dr. Mark Gardner <3 I'm sending everyone I know in pain to your office. I will be back on my motorcycle in the spring!!!!!!!”

JoAnn Q

  • Knee replacement

“I actually started treatment with Dr. Gardner for my left knee. He repaired the meniscus and cleaned out arthritis. A year later that knee was doing much better but now the left knee was a pain, literally. The X-rays showed a knee replacement was needed. I know several people who had procedures with him and were very pleased with Dr. Gardner' s surgery. He listens to you and explains what is happening to you and how he can help you. I have recommended him to several people. My knee is so good now. It had been 7 months. I have 4 trips planned in the next 6 months. I know now I can handle all the activities I will be involved in this year. 2014 is a good year. Thank you Dr. Gardner.”

Sue Slick

  • total knee replacement

“On December 3rd 2013, I had a total right knee replacement at Farrell hospital. The surgeon was Dr. Mark Gardner. The entire experience was successful, rewarding and beneficial in so many ways that on feb 11th I'm having my left knee done! I am grateful for the expertise of Dr. Gardner. I have the upmost confidence in this man and feel our area is fortunate to have such a talented and caring surgeon.

God Bless,

Sue Slick”

Dale W. Fiscus

  • Total hip replacement

“Feb. 6, 2014 Dr Gardner performed a total hip replacement of my left hip. I had been working in pain for a couple of years and had been told this is what I needed.

After visiting two other doctors, with whom I was less than impressed, I was referred to Dr Gardner. He took all the time needed to review the x-rays with me, show me the replacement parts that would be used, and explain the procedure until I felt comfortable.

The night before my surgery Dr Gardner called me at home to discuss the next day and answer any additional questions I may have had. That's when I really knew I had made the right choice.

My surgery was performed at Greenville Hospital where I had the best of care.

Dr Gardner's less invasive style of hip replacement has lessened my recovery time and gotten me back on my feet in record time.

It's been three months and I am doing anything I want to do with no pain or discomfort.

This has been a totally positive experience and I highly recommend Dr Gardner and Greenville Hospital to anyone needing hip replacement surgery.

Robert J. Zikmund

  • total right knee replacement

“Dec. 10th, 2013 I had total right knee replaced. I was actually set to have an other Dr. do the surgery in Nov. until I saw an ad for a seminar on hip and knee replacement. Went to the seminar that Dr.Gardner put on and it was very helpful. Found out a lot of answers to questions I did not even have to ask about. A week later met with Dr. Gardner. X-rays showed the knee was shot and we agreed the next step was surgery. Not an easy process to handle. At age 54, I was very nervous about going through this surgery. Dec 10th the surgery was scheduled for and Dr. Gardner knew I was nervous but calmed me down by assuring everything would be fine, even called the night before the surgery which really helped to ease the nerves. The surgery was performed and things went well. It wasn't until I got home that I wondered what I had done. Pain medicine took the edge off but that was all it did. The first four to six weeks are the toughest. At this point and time Feb. 10th, I am two months out and things are getting easier. Once you get past the fourth week it seems that each week your able to do more and more. It takes time and rehab but it will get better. Dr. Gardner's confidence in his ability that the knee will be better then it was gave me a calming effect. I feel that's why I went through with it and am glad I did now. Four weeks ago, not so sure. I am hoping I can hold out a year or two before the left one needs done but if and when, I will be back with Dr. Gardner to perform the surgery. Five to six weeks ago I had a lot of words for the doctor, some not so nice, but now I have one, THANKS!”

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