Personalized hip and knee replacement for better outcomes, faster

Because hip or knee replacement is a decision that can only be made by the patient, we offer a wide variety of options to manage arthritis pain from non-surgical treatments to world class joint replacement care that gets you back to quality, everyday living.

Patients often ask, how do I know when the time is right for joint replacement? 

The answer is, we follow your lead. Hear from our team of hip and knee joint replacement surgeons about how they support patients in their individual decisions about managing hip or knee pain. 

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

We’re a conservative practice and look for non-invasive treatments for pain and arthritis wherever possible. Before joint replacement is considered, we offer patients many non-surgical treatment options to manage arthritis pain including: 

  • Ultrasound guided injections, including cortisone
  • PRP injections
  • Bracing 
  • Medications
  • Physical therapy

Why should I choose Forté for my joint replacement?

Expertise and experience matter to ensure the best possible outcome from hip or knee replacement. The level of specialization at Forté starts with our surgeons. Each of our joint replacement surgeons are fellowship trained and perform many hip and knee replacements a year.

Forté partnership with Franciscan Health

In partnership with Franciscan Health, we provide an elevated patient experience at our state-of-the-art Orthopedic Center of Excellence. Located under the convenience of one roof, joint replacement patients can access our physicians’ clinic, pre and post-surgical rehabilitation, one-on-one joint replacement education, bracing and medical equipment retailer and surgery center equipped with the most modern technologies specialized for orthopedics.  

Achieve Less Pain and Faster Return to Quality Living with Mako SmartRobotics™

The  Mako Smart Robotics

One of the critical elements of a successful hip or knee replacement is placement of the implant. Computer navigation and robotics achieves more predictable and accurate placements for better outcomes with less pain. The personalization of the process ensures just the right amount of damaged material is removed, preserving more bone and soft tissues than traditional knee replacement surgery. Robotic instruments also increase the accuracy of your implant’s positioning, reducing the risk of complications. Learn more on how we customize your knee replacement here.

How it works: 

  1. A 3D model of a patient’s hip or knee is developed from a CT scan. 
  2. This 3D model allows Forté joint replacement surgeons to personalize each patient’s surgical plan based on their unique anatomy prior to surgery. 
  3. Under computer guidance from the surgical plan, a robotic arm assists the surgeon in making more accurate cuts with less injury to the tissue during surgery. 

Learn more about the benefits of robotics from Drs. Joseph Maratt, Kevin Condict and John Hur.

Joint Replacement for Hips and Knees

Our joint replacement specialists do hundreds of joint replacement surgeries each year, using the latest techniques and technologies to help you get the best results and fastest recovery.

Using advanced techniques and technologies and working with the best available implant materials, we provide a wide range of pre and post-surgical—as well as non-surgical—options for managing your symptoms.



Hip Replacement Patient

Hear from Charlie about how hip replacement performed by Dr. John Hur allowed him to return to keeping up with his active grandkids after years of chronic pain caused by hip arthritis.


Hip Replacement Patient

For 20 years, Tarek lived his life, unable to advance his leg or sit normally. He couldn't play an active role in his children's lives. With the help of Dr. Kevin Condict and Dr. John Hur assisting in OR, the two successfully reversed his hip fusion and gave Tarek his life back.


Knee Replacement Patient

Kate Nikolai had been dealing with arthritis in her knees, making it difficult to pursue her passion of biking, running and water skiing. Eventually, Dr. Joseph Maratt performed double knee replacement for Kate and helped her get back to living an active lifestyle.


Hip Replacement Patient

As an international airline pilot with a busy schedule, Kirk Koenig couldn't let hip pain slow him down. When Kirk came to Forté for treatment, Dr. Thurman Alvey discovered the source of his pain and quickly referred him Dr. Joseph Maratt. After double hip replacement and physical therapy, Kirk has returned to the skies and enjoying an active lifestyle where he lives downtown Indianapolis.


Hip Patient

After years of repetitive motion of climbing in and out of balloon baskets, Tony developed pain in both hips. After a double hip replacement performed by Joseph Maratt, MD, Tony is back in the sky and feeling better than ever.


Knee Revision Patient

After experiencing continued pain from previous partial knee replacement surgeries, John Mattson came to Dr. Lucian Warth for help. Dr. Warth performed a full knee replacement revision and helped John get back to living without chronic arthritis pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Forté approach joint replacement?

We’re a conservative practice, and look for non-invasive treatments for pain and arthritis wherever possible. However, for some patients, joint replacement is the best option. Our close partnerships with hospitals ensure that you get expert, experienced care at every step of your recovery.

Each of our joint replacement surgeons specializes in a particular area of the body, and performs a high volume of those surgeries each year. This gives our team more experience, more data to drive improvements and deeper insight into treatment options.

What if I’m not sure I’m ready for joint replacement?

At Forté, you receive the full spectrum of orthopedic care. Our doctors and therapists specialize in particular joints and parts of the body, and can help you make the best decision to handle your pain.

Determining your readiness for joint replacement surgery is a very personal decision. Our providers work closely with each patient to build you the best possible plan of care–surgical or non-surgical.

Before you have joint replacement surgery, you’ll attend an education session—either as part of a small class, or one-on-one with your surgeon—to be sure you understand the full range of your options.

What should I know about recovery from joint replacement surgery?

Our practice follows an outcome-based approach to joint replacement. We follow each patient’s results, and study the data to identify ways to keep improving our already high success and recovery rates.

We use advanced pain management techniques. To dull surgical pain for knee replacements, we use elective cryoblation. Additionally, using anterior approach hip replacement techniques reduces pain and promotes faster, easier recovery for hip surgeries.

Forté offers in-house physical therapy and interventional pain management, so your surgeon works directly with your recovery team and can help to personalize your pre- and post-surgical treatment.

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Hip & Knee replacement SPECIALISTS

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Our Forté Fast orthopedic urgent care clinic will be closed at our Noblesville location on Friday, July 19th.

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