Patient Care

Dr. Randall Norris, MD, Dr. Brian Blessinger, MD, and Dr. Brian Woebkenberg, MD are Orthopaedic Surgeons who specialize in the treatment of bone and joint problems and provide a wide array of services. Explore the list below to learn more.

Arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder are two of the most common orthopaedic procedures. Drs. Norris, Blessinger, and Woebkenberg perform nearly 300 of these outpatient procedures each year.

The surgery involves inserting a small camera into the joint thru tiny incisions and then repairing or removing damaged tissue with specialized instruments. Typical problems that can be treated with arthroscopy include torn cartilage (meniscus) or ligaments in the knee, and impingement or bone spurs in the shoulder.

Total Joint Replacement (or “Arthroplasty”) is done when the surfaces of the joint have become too worn to function properly. The ends of the bones are replaced with stainless steel components to provide a durable surface that can last up to 15-20 years. For some patients undergoing total knee replacement, this may be done as an outpatient procedure at Saint Charles Surgical Pavilion.
In most cases, these procedures are performed as an inpatient at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, IN.
Spinal procedures include surgery or injections for multiple problems including herniated (ruptured) discs, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal), or spinal instabilities. Dr. Brian Blessinger, MD completed an orthopaedic spine fellowship and specializes in care of complex spine problems
In some cases the knee will wear out on only the inner side or outer side. When this occurs a partial or “unicompartmental” knee replacement may be the best treatment choice. The procedure is less involved than a total knee replacement and can often be done as an outpatient procedure. Our physicians have performed over 400 partial knee replacements since completing a specialized training course in 2002.
Fractures are a common injury, but we know that each one is unique because each patient is unique. Some fractures can be treated by immobilization in a cast or brace. Others may require surgery to reposition and repair the fracture.
Norris, Blessinger & Woebkenberg Orthopaedics & Spine has been providing care to athletes throughout southern Indiana for over 30 years. Our team uses state of the art treatment methods to get athletes of all ages back to what they love doing.
The most common orthopaedic injuries are muscle and tendon strains, and ligament sprains. They occur at home, at work, or at play, and at any age. Our highly skilled staff is able to evaluate, diagnosis, and treat a wide variety of soft-tissue injuries.

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Norris, Blessinger & Woebkenberg Orthopaedics & Spine

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