Healing Joints Program 

Our Mission Statement:

To facilitate understanding of the treatment challenges associated with prosthetic joint infection for patients and caregivers through ongoing peer to peer support.

About Healing Joints:

Healing Joints was first recommended to an orthopedic surgeon who specialized in the care of prosthetic joint infection by one of his own patients – a patient who successfully overcame a severe prosthetic joint infection himself. Recognizing that support groups existed for patients recovering from cancer, heart disease, or the death of a loved one, this patient questioned why there was not a support group for prosthetic joint infection.

He and his surgeon came up with the idea of “Healing Joints” – a national and community based nonprofit organization to provide hope to patients, families, and caregivers dealing with the unexpected diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection.

Healing Joints provides educational support and hope to patients and their families through a peer to peer support network. Each healing joint volunteer has been successfully treated for a prosthetic joint infection and offers support and advice about what to expect from a patients viewpoint.

Get Support Today:

Our volunteers help guide patients through the challenges associated with a prosthetic joint infection. They are in a unique advisory position and each volunteer has successfully “walked the walk” through two major operations to cure a prosthetic joint infection.

Healing Joints offers peer to peer support to patients, family members, or caregivers via:

(1) Online visiting,

(2) Phone visiting, and

(3) Virtual connections.

Our Offerings

To facilitate understanding of the treatment challenges associated with prosthetic joint infection for patients and caregivers through ongoing peer to peer support.

Our Team

Thomas Fehring, MD

OrthoCarolina

  • Specializes in surgery for arthritis of the hip and knee

  • Specializes in primary total knee replacement

  • Specializes in primary total hip replacement

  • Specializes in revision total knee replacement

  • Specializes in revision total hip replacement

  • Specializes in arthroscopic knee surgery

  • Board Certified Surgeon

Keith Fehring, MD

OrthoCarolina

Stacey Lewis                           Ryan Wixted
OrthoCarolina                            Healing Joints
  • Specializes in surgery for arthritis of the hip and knee

  • Specializes in primary total knee replacement

  • Specializes in primary total hip replacement

  • Specializes in revision total knee replacement

  • Specializes in revision total hip replacement

  • Specializes in arthroscopic knee surgery

  • Board Certified Surgeon

  • Identify, develop and manage direct relationships with volunteers, doctors and partners.

  • Provide thought leadership and perspective where appropriate

  • Collaborate with agencies and other vendor partners

  • Provide support around all digital strategy and technical requirements