At OSF HealthCare Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center, we understand joint pain can deprive you of your most treasured activities. When diet, exercise and medication no longer alleviate the pain and discomfort, it may be time to consider joint replacement. Our orthopedic experts are here to help you return to a more active lifestyle.Take our Knee & Hip Assessment
Our team treats a wide variety of orthopedic conditions to get you back to life safely and quickly. Services we offer include:
- Total hip, knee and shoulder joint replacement
- Orthopedic trauma and fractures
- Sports medicine and sports injuries
- Operative and non-operative fracture care
- Shoulder, knee, hip and ankle arthroscopy
- Sprains and strains
- Knee and shoulder pain
- General orthopedic care such as minor elbow, hand and foot surgery
With some of the most advanced technology and minimally invasive treatment and techniques, our joint replacement specialists, surgeons, physician assistants, nurses, certified athletic trainers and physical therapists use a multidisciplinary approach to reduce or eliminate your pain.
Want to learn more about joint replacement surgery? Our health library has a wealth of information about what to expect during a knee and hip replacement.
What Our Patients Say
Knee and Shoulder Replacement Patient
The knees in both legs were causing Larry Kaisner constant pain. “My legs wouldn’t go straight. They were bone on bone.” He started seeing orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brian Sipe for treatment, which included shots that helped for a while, but the pain came back even more. In July 2018, Larry underwent a total replacement of the left knee. His recovery went smoothly. Two months after the left knee replacement, Larry knew it was also time to deal with an old shoulder injury that was further aggravated by gout. “I could barely lift my hand above my head.” In September 2018, Dr. Sipe performed a left shoulder replacement and Larry recovered quickly. When the left knee was replaced, Larry knew his right knee also would be replaced. That happened this past August. Again, his recovery was quick and uneventful. “I don’t have the pain I used to have. I can walk around … I feel like a new man. And I am extremely happy about the care I received from Dr. Sipe. He does incredible work. I highly recommend him to everyone.”
Hip Replacement Patient
When Lee Hopkins of Pontiac needed his right hip replaced, he turned to the orthopedic experts close to home at OSF Saint James. Six months later when Lee needed his left hip replaced, he went back to the team he trusted. “The experience at OSF Saint James was great. The staff assured me everything would be all right – and it was. From the surgery team to the nurses and therapists, they were all great to work with. Dr. Jeffrey Lowe was phenomenal. He has given me my life back. The only time now that I think of my hip replacements is when I tell others about them.”
Knee Replacement Patient
Working as a cashier, Dorothy DeCoste of Dwight is on her feet seven hours a day. When she needed her right knee replaced, she wanted to stay close to home. She was referred to Dr. Jeffrey Lowe by a friend. He told Dorothy she’d also need her left knee replaced. Dorothy underwent total knee replacement of both knees, 11 weeks apart.“They took real good care of me,” she said of her stay at OSF Saint James. “I would suggest anyone go there for surgeries, and Dr. Lowe is wonderful.The home health they sent was great. I had physical therapy here in Dwight that was wonderful.” Today, Dorothy is back to working three days a week. “I can walk. I’m not walking as fast yet, but I will.”
Knee Replacement Patient
Nagging pain in his right knee due to age and wear and tear was affecting Sam Zito when a friend recommended he see orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Brian Sipe. An arthroscopic procedure gave Sam some relief, but soon Dr. Sipe told him the knee needed to be replaced. “It wasn’t something I really wanted to do, but what was the alternative,” he quipped. Sam speaks highly of the surgery and the overall experience. “Not only would I recommend Dr. Sipe, I have done so a multitude of times.” Before the surgery, Sam had difficulty walking down a hill. “Today, I can zip right on down,” he said. “Better yet, I’m back on the Harley riding again."
Meet the Providers
Our orthopedic team includes surgeons andphysician assistants who treat a full range of orthopedic conditions.
Locations Near You
OSF Medical Group – Orthopedics
2500 W. Reynolds Street
Pontiac, Illinois 61764
Phone: (815) 844-4062