According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, over 28 million Americans develop some kind of musculoskeletal problem every year, and three million people require hospitalization for their problems every year. These problems can range from back, shoulder and knee pain to sprains, strains and overuse injuries.

Coordinated Health-Care Teams in a State-of-the-Art Facility

At Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital, our Orthopedic Services provide you with the best possible orthopedic care. Every patient is assessed and cared for by a multi-disciplinary team that provides coordinated care, from therapy and education to surgery and rehabilitation. We also keep the lines of communication open, talking frequently to you and your family about every recommendation and aspect of care.

Mercy Hospital was the first Stark County hospital in 2013 to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its total joint replacement program for hips and knees.



Our qualified, experienced physicians, nurses and therapists offer a wide range of diagnosis and treatment options, including:

  • Orthopedic care after trauma
  • Emergency treatment of orthopedic injuries
  • Assessment of chronic orthopedic pain
  • Physical and occupational therapy and rehabilitation
  • Treatment of sports injuries
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Total joint replacements and other surgeries
  • Orthopedic sub-specialties for neck and back, hand and upper extremities, hip and knee, and foot and ankle
Joint Replacements

Joint Replacements

A Leader in the Care and Replacement of Joints

If pain in your knees or hips causes you to struggle with even simple activities – like walking, climbing stairs, sitting or standing, Mercy Hospital can help. Whether your joint pain and stiffness result from arthritis, trauma or joint disease, we offer effective and appropriate treatments, all dedicated to restoring your mobility and freedom.

We commit the very finest medical resources to the repair and care of joints. Our doctors and healthcare teams are leaders in their field, distinguished not only by their skill, experience and knowledge, but by their excellent track record in helping patients return to active and productive lives. Their work is dedicated to helping you resume your normal activities without the debilitating joint pain that holds you back today.

Performing Total Joint Replacements Since 1971

Joint replacement surgery is becoming more common. In total joint replacement, the damaged joint is replaced with artificial implants. In partial joint replacement, only the diseased or damaged joint surfaces are removed and replaced with artificial parts. A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip and shoulder.

Our board-certified surgeons have been performing total joint replacements since 1971. That experience means outstanding care for our patients every day.

Quality also is reflected in our low orthopedic infection rate, our patients’ short length of stay in the hospital and very low rates of complications compared to national averages. These statistics are important to us for one reason: They stand for patients. And we’re determined to give our patients the very best chance for a recovery free from complications.

Surgery is performed in our surgery/ambulatory care facility For your convenience, all post-operative orthopedic services are fully integrated on one patient-care floor. In addition, we know how important it is to keep lines of communication open, talking frequently to family and friends before and after surgery.

Orthopedic and Extended Recovery Unit To Get You Moving Again

It may come as a surprise to you that total joint replacement patients are encouraged to get up and start moving again as soon as possible after surgery.

With 27 private beds, the Orthopedic and Extended Recovery Unit allows physicians and nurses to monitor and care for patients who have undergone orthopedic surgery, including joint replacement, as well as for post-operative patients. It includes a dedicated physical and occupational therapy area.

Our expert staff is trained to support and care for total joint replacement patients with:

  • Physical therapy to help you increase your strength, comfort and range of motion
  • Occupational therapy to help you regain mobility for independent living
  • Rehabilitation services to help get you back on your feet

This unit, opened in 2018, was made possible through the efforts and generosity of Mercy Service League, Karen and Scott Fitzpatrick, the Jennifer S. Meier and William C. Meier Foundation, and many other donors.

When the time comes to return home from the hospital, social workers/case managers help with your discharge needs.

Musculoskeletal Center

Musculoskeletal Center

Our Musculoskeletal Center treats conditions such as pain in your knee, ankle or shoulder, as well as other injuries to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, neck and back.

To make an appointment with Thomas Krupko, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, call 330.823.4424.

Musculoskeletal Center
Mercy Hospital Medical Office Building
1330 Mercy Drive, NW, Suite 402
Canton, OH 44708



To make an appointment with Thomas Krupko, MD, board certified orthopedic surgeon at Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital’s Musculoskeletal Center, please call 330.823.4424.

Orthopedic Services
Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital
1320 Mercy Drive, NW
Canton, OH 44708