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The experts at Joint Replacement Center at Great Plains Orthopaedics are dedicated to helping you return to the activities you enjoy at the earliest. Click on the below tabs to learn more about our services.

Meet Our physicians

Our physicians are highly recognized specialists in the field of orthopaedics and are extensively trained and experienced in the most advanced and cutting-edge techniques in joint replacement.

Brian T. Maurer, MD

Brian T. Maurer, MD

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hip & Knee
Joint Replacement Specialist

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Tyler J. Surma, MD

Tyler J. Surma, MD

Board Eligible Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hip & Knee
Joint Replacement Specialist

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  • Dr. Mauer is the greatest Dr. I have ever dealt with. He is always willing to listen and answer my questions also always has my beat interest in mind I would recommend him to anyone. He is definitely Not a doorknob Dr. like some I have dealt with at OSF

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  • Dr. Maurer was great. I was very happy with my knee dr. He explained so I understood.

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  • Dr. Maurer is an excellent surgeon with exceptional "bedside manner."

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Areas of Expertise

  • Anterior Hip Replacement

    Anterior Hip Replacement

    Anterior hip replacement is a minimally invasive hip surgery to replace the hip joint without cutting through any muscles or tendons as against traditional hip replacement that involves cutting major muscles to access the hip joint...

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  • Robotic Total Knee Arthroplasty

    Robotic Total Knee Arthroplasty

    ROSA® Knee System is a robotic surgical assistant developed by Zimmer Biomet that enables surgeons to carry out knee replacement procedures with greater precision and a higher standard of care during knee replacement surgery.

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  • Unicompartmental Knee Replacement

    Unicompartmental Knee Replacement

    Unicompartmental knee replacement or unicondylar Knee Replacement is a minimally invasive surgery in which only the damaged compartment of the knee is replaced with an implant.

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  • Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) (Hip)

    Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) Hip

    Your surgery may be performed using the Direct Anterior Approach, a minimally invasive surgical technique used in total hip replacement.

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  • Mini Posterior Hip Replacement

    Mini Posterior Hip Replacement

    Mini-posterior hip replacement is a surgical procedure used to replace your damaged hip with synthetic parts inserted through a small incision made at the back of the hip.

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Am I a Candidate

for Joint Replacement Surgery?

Joint pain and stiffness due to arthritis, makes regular activities such as walking and bending difficult. As arthritis progresses, conservative treatments tend to lose their efficacy and more definitive treatment should be considered.

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  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • American Academy Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons