Hip & Knee Center


A Hip & Knee Specialist at ORA Orthopedics Provides
Compassionate Treatment throughout the Quad Cities

Visit a hip and knee specialist at ORA Orthopedics if joint pain is preventing you from enjoying the activities you love. The doctors at our Hip and Knee Center of Excellence provide a full spectrum of diagnostic and treatment services to residents of Bettendorf, IA, Moline, IL, Davenport, IA, and other communities throughout the Quad Cities.

The hips and knees are among the most complex and versatile joints in the body. Because of their intricate anatomy and near-constant use, they are particularly vulnerable to arthritis, cartilage and ligament injuries, inflammation, dislocation and other painful conditions. When you become an ORA Orthopedics patient, a hip and knee specialist who has the training and experience necessary to treat musculoskeletal injuries and diseases will evaluate your joint pain. ORA’s orthopedic doctors will design an individualized treatment plan that considers your unique diagnosis, as well as your health care preferences and lifestyle.

Every ORA hip and knee specialist takes a conservative approach to treatment that focuses on non-surgical treatment options first. We offer the latest advances in non-surgical therapies, including physical therapy to help stretch and strengthen the muscles and ligaments that facilitate the movement of the joints, joint injections to reduce pain and inflammation at the injury site, and medication to provide everyday relief from discomfort. In the event surgery is necessary to fully restore joint function. ORA’s experienced orthopedic surgeons will carefully explain your options and help you make an informed decision. We perform a wide range of surgical treatments from minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures to total joint replacements.

When you visit an ORA hip and knee specialist, you can trust that you will receive the finest service possible at every stage of your care, from diagnosis to recovery. The well-being of our patients is our utmost focus. We encourage you to ask questions about your treatment and share any concerns you may have, because your satisfaction and healthy recovery is our success.

To schedule an appointment with a hip and knee specialist at ORA Orthopedics, the largest and most comprehensive provider of orthopedic care in the Quad Cities, contact us today.

Success Stories

A New Knee Means She Can Ride Elephants and Travel the World!
Moline’s Linda Meadors’ resolution for 2018: “The world is my palette, and my joy is planning and sharing every amazing sight with kindred spirits.” And thanks to ORA Orthopedic's Dr. Peter Rink, she's doing just that.

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Non-Surgical Knee Therapy Is a Gift For This QC Decorator
Jean Nelson’s job requires a lot of standing and climbing. Thanks to ORA Orthopedics, she’s got knees that will cooperate!

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Tim Carlin

Rock Island Native Goes Home 1 Day After Total Joint Replacement
Rock Island native Tim Carlin had a family history of osteoarthritis, but thanks to advancements in total joint replacement surgical techniques and treatments, Tim’s total hip replacement has been a different experience than his parents’ and grandparents’ joint surgeries.

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It’s Hip to be German in October: QC Shopkeeper, Art Bodenbender, Stands Strong after Surgery
Today, you can find neighborhood butcher Art Bodenbender behind the meat counter at Katy's European Market in Moline, but he'll be the first to tell you he's able to stand there thanks to a total hip replacement by ORA Orthopedic's Dr. Steven Boardman.

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Dan Kennedy

On the Air or the Golf Course: QC Radio Personality Still Going Strong
Dan Kennedy, 65, has been a familiar presence for thousands of QC listeners who tune to WOC-AM 1420 on their morning drive.

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Mark Schumacher

Previous Next Retired Police Chief, Champion Shooter On Target after 4 Knee and Wrist Surgeries
Retired Knox County Chief Deputy Sheriff, Mark Schumacher, 66, Port Byron, IL, is a champion target shooter and career gun educator recovering from wrist surgery.

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QC pilot, Michael Nightingale

QC Pilot Soaring after 80-Pound Weight Loss and 2 New Knees
QC pilot, Michael Nightingale, 69, Orion, Illinois, is flying high at the Mt. Joy Airport, Davenport, after losing weight, prior to his successful double knee replacement surgery at ORA Orthopedics.

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Duane Spellious with student

Quad City Taekwondo Master Back after 2 New Hips
In the Quad Cities martial arts community, Duane Spellious, Moline, IL, stands strong among the best. The 7th degree Master has 35 years of training under his black belt.

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Mike Owens

Retired Moline Athlete, Coach Promotes Lifelong Fitness
78-year-old keeps fit by playing golf at Oakwood Country Club. His motto? "Use it or lose it!"

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Olivia Schmidt & Jordan DeNeve

Fixing the Unfixable: Bettendorf Crossfitter Strong after Shoulder, Biceps Surgery
Expert emergency surgery saved Olivia Schmidt's shoulder following injuries that looked like "a bomb had gone off in it."

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Donald France

Successful Knee Replacement for 80-year-old Weight Loss Champ
Davenport's Don France can walk again after 100-lb. weight loss and 2 total knee replacements ... and can even shovel snow!

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Belle Thrapp

Assumption’s Belle of Basketball in Action after Torn ACL
Thanks to successful knee surgery, one Lady Knight is back in the game after a devastating injury. Learn more!

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Kathleen Wheeler

Waltzing Through Life: 79-Year-Old Milan Woman Dances Again
Once suffering from debilitating knee and back pain, "miracle" surgeries let Kathleen Wheeler jitterbug out on the dance floor again. Learn more!

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Raphael Iaccarino

Age and Creativity Know No Bounds: QC Artist Overcomes Arthritis to Create Again
QC artist Ralph Iaccarino says "Pain detracts from your ability to concentrate." He should know. Read his story.

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QC Professor’s New Knees to Take a 500-Mile Spin on RAGBRAI 2015
St. Ambrose University Journalism professor and former WQAD-TV reporter Alan Sivell, 64, is putting his two new knees through the paces — fulfilling a goal to ride across Iowa in RAGBRAI, July 19-25.

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Tom Hannah COE Homepage Photo

Back in the Saddle After Two New Knees
When it comes to putting on the miles, fewer do more than avid cyclist, Tom Hannah, 64, Davenport. His goal this summer, a good 75 miles a week or about 300 miles a month, biking along the scenic trails and byways of eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Thanks to two total knee replacements, he’s back in the saddle with no more pain, swelling, or limping.

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On a Mission to Move: Total Joint and Spine Patient is Fit and Fabulous at 70
Whoever said retirement means slowing down hasn’t met 70-year old Helen Akers of Geneseo. “If I’m not working out at the gym, then I’m on the move, driving to one sporting event after another to cheer on my 10 grandchildren,” she says. “I just love going to their games, so we put a lot of miles in and around the Quad Cities.”

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Charlie Driscoll COE Homepage Photo

Weightlifting Principal Powers Through All Obstacles
“I like having a goal to achieve, no matter what the obstacles,” declares Charlie Driscoll, 54, Associate Principal at Davenport Central High School. Driscoll, a powerlifter who deadlifted 854 pounds at age 25 and became a world champion at age 50 deadlifting 766 pounds, is certainly no stranger to adversity.

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Vicki Nelson COE Homepage Photo

Joint Replacement Leads to Quad Citian’s Weight Loss
Losing 100 pounds is a resolution Vicki Nelson, 59, Davenport, vowed to keep after two hip replacement surgeries relieved the arthritic pain and got her moving again.

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Tim Regan COE Homepage Photo

Total Hip Surgery Keeps QC Hunter and Lab Spending Time Together
Late fall into early winter, you’ll likely find Rock Island resident, Tim Reagan, 72, in the local woods hunting with his pal, Hank. Whether it’s ducks, pheasants or a friendly game of fetch, Tim prefers enjoying the outdoors with Hank, his purebred Yellow Labrador Retriever, rather than missing the hunting season in sedentary retirement and hip pain.

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Gabriel Pauwels COE Homepage Photo

Young QC soccer player makes strong comeback
Night or day and no matter what the season, chances are you’ll find UT soccer player, Gabrielle Pauwels, 15, Silvis, IL, on the pitch, playing her favorite sport.

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Lori French COE Homepage Photo

Fit after 50: Bettendorf Marathoner Inspires Boomers to Stay Strong
It’s a race against the clock. Quad Citians over 50 are finding that mid-life is the perfect opportunity to regain their fitness — no matter how you reach the starting line. Just ask marathoner Lori French, 53, Bettendorf, whose arthritic knee pain hasn’t slowed her down, even after 30 marathons.

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Kickin’ It
High achievement is the only way 17-year old Travis Krayenhagen holds himself accountable — whether it’s maintaining an A-average off the field or kicking for the Assumption Knights football team. “I love school and football, and doing my best is the only way I know how to perform,” says Travis.

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Dateline South Pole: Total Joint Replacement Patient Kayaks Antarctica
When Lynn Bohlmann, 60, began dreading the pain of getting in and out of her kayak, she knew the time had come to make a decision. “My knee pain was getting in the way of what I wanted to do,” the 60-year-old Davenport woman says. “I asked myself, What do I want to do with the rest of my life? Keep this pain or do something about it?”

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