Brighton Center for Specialty Care performs 1st total joint arthroplasty procedures — 4 insights

Brighton (Mich.) Center for Specialty Care now offers total hip and total knee arthroplasty.

What you should know:

1. Ann Arbor-based Michigan Medicine orthopedic surgeons completed the center's first total hip and knee procedures.

2. The procedures were previously only available at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.

3. Michigan Medicine built the Brighton Center for Specialty Care in 2018 with the intent of expanding it to accommodate more intensive outpatient procedures, like total joints.

4. Surgeons performed the first total knee replacement on Brian Bantle, 43, who said: "I had a terrific experience having my knee surgery performed at the Brighton Center for Specialty Care. Everybody was on top of their game and it was easy to go to the center."

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