Welcome to Our Joint Replacement Center

Working exclusively with joint patients, our joint reconstruction and revision surgeons integrate all aspects of specialized care through their knowledge, experience, and expertise as the foundation of the Joint Replacement Center at Advanced Orthopedic Specialists.

Our specialty-trained orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Rickey L. Lents, Dr. R. August Ritter, III, Dr. Brian C. Schafer, Dr. Patrick R. Knight, Dr. James M. EdwardsDr. Andrew C. Trueblood, and Dr. Khalid Waliullah (Saint Francis Medical Partners), are expertly trained in joint replacement and have dedicated their practices to this specialized field of study.

With their commitments to continued education through attending courses, lecturing, writing, and actively learning the newest procedures and techniques, our surgeons are the most highly skilled joint replacement specialists in the area.

Patient Consultation

The Joint Replacement Center at Advanced Orthopedic Specialists provides our joint replacement patients access to consultation Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Prior to your consultation, new patients will be asked to complete forms, which include medical history, demographics, and insurance information. This information, along with any current diagnostic imaging (X-ray, CT, MRI), will be utilized by your doctor to help in your diagnosis and treatment plan.

To schedule an appointment with our Joint Replacement Center surgeons, please call (573) 335-7040 or click the appointment request button.

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