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In pain but putting off help?
Woman doing laundry

hip videoThe hip replacement program at Lehigh Valley Health Network's Center for Orthopedic Medicine uses a less invasive approach, so there's less cutting of muscles and tendons.

Our new orthopedic campus in South Whitehall Township, playing with your grandchildren again after a hip replacement, recovering from a torn ACL to be district champion – These are all examples of orthopedics in action. 

We help people of all ages and athletes of all abilities overcome pain and limitations, heal injuries, get stronger and faster, and live life to the fullest. From total joint replacement and sports performance to outpatient surgery and rehabilitation, our goal is restore comfort as quickly and safely as possible so you can get back to the life you love.

To schedule an appointment with an orthopedic provider, please call 888-402-LVHN.

Surgery and joint replacement

Prodromos Ververeli, MD
Prodromos Ververeli, MD, is one of the leading orthopedic surgeons in the region, performing more than 600 joint replacements a year. He speaks to how gratifying it is to see patients who were in wheelchairs before surgery, able to walk unaided after knee or hip replacement.

Whether you have an injury such as a torn ligament, are experiencing back pain due to a herniated disc, or can no longer perform your daily activities due to an arthritic knee or hip, our surgeons can help. They are experienced in the latest surgical techniques for soft tissue repair, joint replacement, spinal fusion and arthroscopy. It will give you peace of mind to know:

  • No one in the region performs more orthopedic surgeries than us.
  • Our fellowship-trained surgeons specialize in the conditions they treat. If you want to find a back, knee, shoulder or hip surgeon in the area, look no further than our Center for Orthopedic Medicine.
  •  See our recognitions.

Learn more about surgery and joint replacement. »

Orthopedic rehabilitation

Our orthopedic rehabilitation team will help you recover so you can get back to all of your daily activities as quickly as possible. Our physical therapists, physiatrists and orthopedists will tailor your care to your unique lifestyle and challenges.

Inpatient care is typically started on the same floor where your room is located.   If you are an outpatient, you have the option of receiving follow-up rehabilitation care at several rehabilitation facilities throughout the region. No matter where you chose to have your surgery, you’ll be able to undergo rehabilitation close to home.

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ACL videoThe fellowship-trained surgeons at Lehigh Valley Health Network's Center for Orthopedic Medicine use less invasive techniques to repair torn ACLs, while our rehabilitation experts create customized programs to get you stronger, faster.

Sports medicine

No matter your sport or your goals, our sports medicine experts can help you get faster, stronger, healthier and fitter. Our sports medicine program ranges from surgical treatment of major injuries to one-on-one and group strength, agility and conditioning training. Learn more about sports performance at LVHN,

LVHN Fitness

Our three LVHN Fitness facilities offer all of the cardiovascular, strength and functional equipment you need to get and stay in shape.

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Locations and facilities

We strive to deliver services where you live, offering the full range of orthopedic services and treatments at several locations in Allentown, South Whitehall Township and Bethlehem. All of our locations are designed for your comfort and convenience, so you can recover quickly.

Our Center for Orthopedic Medicine locations:

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Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Center for Orthopedic Medicine has received many honors:

Blue Distinction Centers+
The Independence Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association recognized Lehigh Valley Hospital with a “Blue Distinction Center+” award for hip and knee replacement. Blue Distinction Centers are hospitals recognized for their expertise in delivering specialty care, and Blue Distinction Centers+ are hospitals recognized for their expertise and efficiency in delivering specialty care.

Aetna Institute of Quality
Aetna recognized Lehigh Valley Hospital with an Institute of Quality designation for orthopedics. This honor is awarded to health care facilities according to clinical performance, access and efficiency for orthopedic care. It’s judged on number of procedures, physician experience and adherence to evidenced-based and recognized standards for clinical outcomes.

Becker’s Hospital Review
Becker’s Hospital Review recognized Lehigh Valley Hospital on its list of “100 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs.” Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected LVHN based on clinical accolades, quality care and contributions to the field of orthopedics.

CARF Accreditation
Recently, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Rehabilitation Center–Schuylkill was awarded a new three-year Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Accreditation from this esteemed international accrediting organization. LVHN Rehabilitation Center–Schuylkill has been recognized among the top 3 percent of all organizations accredited by CARF.

Patient stories

Read inspiring stories about patients who are glad they chose Lehigh Valley Health Network for their orthopedic needs.

Orthopedics in Action: Still Rolling,
Thanks to a New Hip

Prodromos Ververeli, MD – Lehigh Valley Health Network Orthopedic Surgery



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