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CMC-Mercy Hip and Knee Center

A year and a half after his hip surgery, patient Richard Shipman won the North Carolina state singles tournament in the 65 and older category.

“I’d say I’m close to being where I was before the surgery,” said Richard. “So, as I told Dr. Masonis on my last checkup, ‘you’ve given me my life back.’”

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Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy Hip and Knee Center is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of adult hip and knee care. The Center has earned dual Gold Certifications from The Joint Commission for its total hip and total knee replacement programs and was honored to be the No. 1 hip and knee volume hospital in the state.

CMC-Mercy is the first and only hospital in North Carolina to become a “Planetree Designated Patient-Centered Hospital” by Planetree, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps facilities create patient-centered healing environments. This designation recognizes CMC-Mercy as a hospital where healthcare providers partner with patients and families, and where patient comfort, dignity, empowerment and well-being are prioritized with providing top-quality clinical care.

Advanced surgical expertise

With an updated, state-of-the-art operating room, the orthopedic surgeons at CMC-Mercy offer minimally invasive surgery, the preferred surgical approach for knee and hip replacement. Minimally invasive surgery benefits include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less pain
  • Less scarring
  • Less injury to the tissue
  • Shorter hospital stay 
  • Higher accuracy rate

World-class physicians

Orthopedic physicians who specialize in total joint care at CMC-Mercy offer a full range of services from physical therapy to reconstruction to replacement. Fellowship trained and board certified, they have extensive experience with simple and complex surgeries of the joints, performing more than 3,500 total hip and knee replacement surgeries each year.

These sub-specialized physicians served as collaborative pioneers in the development of today’s modern hip and knee replacement surgeries.


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