Our Orthopedic Experience & Joint Replacement Expertise

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With nearly 50 years of combined surgical experience between our surgeons (and 60 years between our three board-certified physician assistants), the Whole Health Joint Replacement Institute knows what it takes to set our patients up for success. We assess the entirety of our patients’ health, paying attention not only to their physical wellbeing but to their mental and emotional wellbeing as well. As one of the country’s leading experts in joint replacement surgeries, we believe in the importance of sharing knowledge peer to peer in order to improve the lives of patients globally. 

Whole Health’s dedication to unmatched orthopedic care goes far beyond performing joint replacements; our own Dr. Molli was actually one of the four creators/design surgeons of the Medacta MOTO Partial Knee System. Used for partial knee replacements (a procedure we specialize in), this system is a custom surgical technique and implant designed to balance the ligaments of each particular patient’s knee. The system uses a specially designed piece that is capable of fitting 10 different femur sizes and 8 different tibia sizes, with plastic thickness options designed to match the needs of our patients. To date, Dr. Molli has performed over 2,000 partial knee replacements, and nearly half of them have utilized the Medacta MOTO system.

Our Relationship with Medacta, An Educational Orthopedics Company

At Whole Health, we like to say that we operate as an educational company that happens to perform high-quality hip and knee replacements.  We work closely with Medacta to provide specialized training to doctors and students globally. Medacta is an educational orthopedics company that also manufactures innovative medical devices. When observing the philosophies of both companies, it’s easy to see why we work so well together. Medacta operates with three focuses in mind: patient wellbeing, medical education, and healthcare system sustainability. This is largely intertwined with the company’s history and the fact that it is the only medical device company founded by a patient. 

Medacta and Whole Health share a passion for medical education while employing a “patient first construct,” and because of this, Whole Health is proud to utilize Medacta medical devices for operations such as total hip, total knee, and partial knee arthroplasties. Both companies are dedicated to finding the perfect device and surgical technique for each and every patient, while Whole Health’s procedures are rooted in strong, reasonable, and proven surgical and scientific techniques.

Educational Seminars & Videos for Patients & Professionals

In addition to training over 450 fellow surgeons worldwide in both lecture settings and cadaveric labs, Dr. Molli has performed over 300 educational seminars for patients in the past 10 years. In addition to one-on-one education, these group seminars have been mandatory for every patient of Whole Health prior to every procedure we perform. While these seminars are designed for patient education, healthcare providers are also welcome to attend and learn more about our holistic, patient-centric philosophy. 

At your leisure we would like you to take the time to view the educational seminar video by following the link below to help you gain a better insight of the surgical process here at Whole Heath Joint Replacement Institute. Usually we ask our patients to attend one of our monthly educational seminars; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are not permitted to hold these seminars until further notice due to social gathering restrictions, and the health risk it can pose to patients and the community. We will resume these once it is safe to do so.  Also, below you will find the pre-operative and post-operative videos created by Dr. Molli and Dr. Frndak that each patient is required to view prior to scheduling surgery or after surgery has been performed, respectively. 

These videos were created to function as an educational opportunity to our patients at Whole Heath Joint Replacement Institute with hip and/or knee arthritis. This is NOT intended to be used as formal medical advice but is purely a free educational opportunity to learn some of the basic concepts behind what arthritis is, how it is treated both conservatively as well as surgically, and what to generally expect after surgery.

Dr. Molli and Dr. Frndak have always been extremely dedicated to education and have found that it makes a huge positive impact on their patients AFTER surgery if they can be properly educated before surgery. This allows them to have a better understanding of realistic expectations after surgery which yields happier and more satisfied patients. 

We hope you enjoy this educational opportunity and we are eager to return to more “live” and “in person” educational seminars and opportunities in the near future once it is safe to once again gather in large numbers. 

You will be required to enter a password to be able to view the educational seminar video, which can be obtained by calling our office at (814) 333-7109 and requesting directly. Also, if you are having any difficulty with being able to access the videos, please do not hesitate to call the office.

Testimonials

Had my left knee done 6 weeks ago, no pain, cant say enough good about your staff.  Have recommended 5 people to your trusted care.  Great job! Having my right knee done next, and looking forward to it!

Thomas G.

Dr. Molli and staff are fantastic, on time, professional, and personable.  Staff at Edgewood were also very professional.  Made the surgical experience as enjoyable as a surgery can be.  I was willing to stay an extra day for the meals and staff!

Mike D.

I am very pleased with the outcome of my surgery and found Dr. Molli’s protocol not difficult at all.  The staff both at Whole Health and Edgewood were helpful, considerate and caring.

Jane C.

My surgery went very well and from beginning to the end I was very comfortable with all the stuff I came in contact with.  I was truly impressed with the organization of the office and also Dr. Molli’s expertise and bedside manner – Great Experience!

Douglas D.

If I would have known how much better I would have felt I would have done it much sooner!  Great Job Dr. Molli!

Katrina G.

When you can have a partial knee replacement at 10:30am and be home making yourself an omelet by 5:00pm, you know your surgeon has done a good job!  This was the 2nd knee replacement Dr. Molli has done for me .  I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else.  We’re very fortunate that Dr. Molli returned to our area to provide world class care right here in Crawford County.

Sue H.

My hip replacement experience was very efficient and easy.  Needing a hip is much more painful than getting a hip.  Thank You!

Michael K.

I had both of my hips replaced last fall, the second one completed a year ago yesterday. We have since moved to Virginia, but I wanted to send a picture of me up on the ladder, painting the barn, so Dr. Molli could see how well I am doing! I’m so thankful for the great job that Dr. Molli did! If he doesn’t remember me, I am the farmer whose hips he had to chisel out since they hadn’t moved for years! Thank you again.

Erich B.

This medical procedure and related activity was, by far, the absolute best I have encountered!  I am without reservation, 100% satisfied with my surgical outcome and will return for my other knee.  Thank you to all staff involved.

Walter K.

Everyone was pleasant and professional.  They were concerned about pain level and were accommodating.  Pleased with the results of my new knees!

Jane Z.