The surgeons at Big Rapids Orthopaedics are skilled in a wide variety of surgical procedures. Our philosophy is to keep up to date with the latest in academics and technology. We offer our patients time-tested, evidence-based successful surgical procedures. Some of the procedures that we perform include:


  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair and Tendon Transfers
  • Bankart and Latarjet procedures for recurrent dislocations
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement



  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Contracture Release
  • Partial and Total Elbow Replacement
  • Tennis Elbow

Wrist and Hand

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Trigger Finger
  • Fasciectomy for Dupuytren’sConracture
  • Ganglion Excision
  • Wrist ligament reconstruction
  • Scaphoid Non-Union
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Limited and Total Wrist Arthrodesis
  • Total Wrist Arthroplasty
  • Finger and Thumb Joint Arthroplasty
  • Flexor Tendon Repair, Graft and Reconstruction
  • Tendon Transfer
  • Nerve Decompression, Nerve Repair, Nerve Graft
  • Repair of fractures, ligament tears and mutilating Hand Injuries
  • Skin and Soft Tissue Contractures


  • Total hip replacement including anterior approach
  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Osteotomy


  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Revision Knee Replacement
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Patellar Realignment
  • Osteochondral (cartilage) Grafting

Ankle and Foot

  • Ankle Arthroscopy 
  • Achilles Tendon Repair 
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction 
  • Bunion, Hammertoe Correction 
  • Flatfoot Reconstruction 
  • Heel Spurs 
  • Ankle and Triple Arthrodesis 
  • Total Ankle Replacement


  • Fractures and Non-Unions of the Appendicular Skeleton in children and adults


  • Pediatric Fractures and Injuries
  • Clubfoot 
  • Hip Dysplasia 
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis 
  • Congenital limb anomalies 

Skin and Soft Tissue      

  • Skin graft 
  • Skin and Muscle Flaps 
  • Scar revision