TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WAWV/WTWO) – Union Health Orthopedics has teamed up with the Indiana Joint Replacement Institute to expand orthopedic joint replacement services in the Wabash Valley.

The goal is to enhance care, coordination, and clinical quality, as well as patient experience.

The partnership will build upon the existing expertise at Union’s Bone and Joint Center and there will be a focus on hip and knee replacements.

Joint Replacement Institute Dr. Michael Meneghini believes the partnership will provide residents with top-quality care.

“I think combining a comprehensive orthopedic program and adding in the super-specialized care, those sort of synergies is what’s going to make this program great,” Meneghini said.

There are about 1.5 million hip and knee replacements each year in the United States.