Stephens County Hospital Physician Group – Orthopedic Surgery

The staff of the Stephens County Hospital Physician Group – Orthopedic Surgery, has one goal in mind and that is providing quality patient care. Dr. Christopher Vaughn and the friendly staff of the Orthopedic Surgery practice provide expert medical and surgical care. The Orthopedic Surgery practice specializes in Total Joint Replacement with advanced technology, treatment and surgical techniques. Total Joint Replacement is a surgical procedure in which parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic or ceramic device called prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint. 

Dr. Vaughn and his staff specialize in knee and shoulder replacement and repair as well as the less invasive technique known as the Anterior Approach Hip Replacement.                                                                                                                   

Advantages of the Anterior Approach Hip Replacement include:

  • Decreased hospital stay
  • Reduced hip pain
  • Smaller incision
  • Less invasive procedure
  • Minimal risk of muscle trauma
  • Faster recovery
  • Decreased risk of dislocation
  • More accurate restoration of natural anatomy
  • More accurate leg length

Dr. Vaughn and his staff are certified by the Joint Commission in the management of Joint Replacement based on compliance with national standards, clinical guidelines and outcomes of care.