Total Joint Center


An Orthopedic Surgeon at ORA Orthopedics Provides
Comprehensive Care for Joint Pain in the Quad Cities

ORA Orthopedics welcomes you to consult with an orthopedic surgeon if chronic joint pain is preventing you from living life to the fullest. Our Total Joint Center of Excellence treats residents in Bettendorf, IA, Moline, IL, Davenport, IA, and surrounding communities in the Quad Cities area who are ready to find lasting solutions to their joint discomfort caused by arthritis, trauma or simply by years of wear and tear.

The surgeons at ORA Orthopedics’ Total Joint Center of Excellence have specialized training and extensive experience performing ankle, shoulder, hip and knee joint replacement surgeries, as well as revision procedures. Candidates for joint replacement are patients whose condition has not or cannot be improved by more conservative forms of treatment, such as physical therapy, joint injections and medication. We encourage you to consult with an ORA orthopedic surgeon about your options. We understand the hesitations associated with joint replacement surgery, as such your orthopedic surgeon will address any concerns you may have. Surgery is always considered a last option at ORA Orthopedics, but we also understand that surgery is often a solution to improve our patient’s quality of life.

Enhancements in the durability and comfort of joint implants, as well as reductions in the invasiveness of surgical techniques, have simplified the joint replacement process. When you turn to ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities, your orthopedic surgeon will carefully explain the risks and benefits of a joint replacement and will be your partner in the decision-making process. Your satisfaction and well-being is always our main focus, as it has been since our founding in 1963.

Contact ORA Orthopedics today to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon at our practice. We are proud to be the largest and most comprehensive provider of orthopedic care in the Quad Cities.

Success Stories

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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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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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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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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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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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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Dan Allison COE Homepage Photo

Retiree Gets “Back To Work” After Total Shoulder Replacement
“I’m a hands-on kind of guy,” declares 60 year-old Daniel Allison, Eldridge, IA, who vowed that excruciating shoulder pain would not rule his life or keep him from fixing things, renovating houses, or working with his hands in general.

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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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