What our patients are saying about us
"Forté was incredibly informative about the entire process from start to finish," said City of Greenwood - Mayor Mark W. Myers and knee replacement patient. After knee replacement surgery performed by Dr. Joseph Maratt and physical therapy, Mayor Myers made a quick return to living an active life while continuing to serve the Greenwood community.
As an international airline pilot with a busy schedule, Kirk Koenig couldn't let hip pain slow him down. When Kirk came to Forté for treatment, Dr. Thurman Alvey discovered the source of his pain and quickly referred him Dr. Joseph Maratt. After double hip replacement and physical therapy, Kirk has returned to the skies and enjoying an active lifestyle where he lives downtown Indianapolis.
After years of repetitive motion of climbing in and out of balloon baskets, Tony developed pain in both hips. After a double hip replacement performed by Joseph Maratt, MD, Tony is back in the sky and feeling better than ever. Tony's message to those suffering from hip pain is, "I like to tell people, don't be afraid to get a new hip. You don't have to wait until you're older. It's not as bad as you think it's going to be."
"The doctor said the pain in your hip will all be done as soon as the surgery is over, and he was right," said Dave Sommers, hip replacement patient. After hip replacement surgery performed by Dr. Joseph Maratt and physical therapy, Dave was able to return to his passion as an assistant cross country coach at Caston High School.
I was scared to have knee surgery, and I wanted to go to the best possible physician. There is a hospital in NYC which only does orthopedic surgery, and it has a reputation for excellence. After traveling there and interviewing a surgeon, I realized that I didn't want to have to fly back and forth to NYC to have surgery. When I was researching doctors, I noticed that Dr. Maratt had done his fellowship there. He was also highly recommended by my physical therapist, who sees the surgical results of many of the local orthopedic physicians. I met with Dr Maratt and asked him some difficult, challenging questions. His responses impressed me a great deal. He was confident, yet not arrogant. He never got defensive with me and answered everything with forthrightness. I am almost 3 months post surgery now and my knee feels strong and stable.The pain I experienced post surgery was minimal. Even right after my complete knee replacement, my knee felt better than prior to surgery. Dr Maratt is an intelligent, kind, and gifted surgeon. He is the kind of person who will continue to research and evolve toward the best practices. I can not say enough good things about him. I feel lucky to have found him and feel tremendous gratitude that my knee feels great.View on Google
In April, 2018 I had a total knee replacement and a second knee replacement in September, 2018. My surgeon was Dr. Joseph Maratt. He came highly recommended. When I met Dr. Maratt the first time I was struck by his compassion and bedside manner. Not only was he very knowledgable and professional but he put me at ease. He was very thorough and answered all my questions. Not once did I feel rushed while I shared all my questions and concerns. He explained the entire process to me and what to expect. On the day of surgery again he put me at ease before the surgery and after. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my two knee replacements. I feel this is because of the expert medical treatment I received from Dr. Maratt. He is an outstanding surgeon and also has the passion for his profession. Dr. Maratt is truly an incredible, skilled doctor. I would highly recommend him.View on Google
We had a great experience and the surgery that Dr. Maratt performed was life changing (hip replacement). From the first visit to the 1 year follow up he was amazing, he is so personable and we always felt confident in his abilities. All of our millions of questions both before and after were always answered in a way we could understand and we never felt like he was in a rush or didn't have time to spend with us!! If you are considering an appt with him DON'T DELAY HE IS AMAZING and has the knowledge and experience to help, you will not be sorry!!!View on Google
I was referred to Doctor Maratt for knee replacement surgery. After 20 years of pain, 3 surgeries, injections and physical therapy I was at point of wanting replacement surgery for Both knees. Meeting Doctor Maratt for the first time I was impressed that he wasn't pushing surgery. He recommended trying one more procedure to see if I could get relief instead of major surgery. The steroid injection gave little relief and we moved forward with surgery 3 months later. Doctor Maratt and his team especially Ally were amazing. He did exactly what he said and told me what to expect along the journey to recovery. I did my left knee first and my right knee 2 1/2 months later. It is a painful recovery for first month but I don't have pain like before. I can walk without fear off knees buckling if I step wrong or waking up in pain if I roll over wrong in bed. Doctor Maratt is an wonderful and caring surgeon if you are planning on this surgery I highly recommend him.View on Google
Dr. Maratt is an exceptional surgeon! I recently had a hip replacement [...] and I cannot thank Dr. Maratt enough. From the moment I first met him, I was impressed with his genuine care for his patients. Surgery was a huge success, recovery has been very positive. Dr. Maratt takes his time with his patients, listens and answers any questions. I am enormously blessed that Dr. Maratt is my surgeon! I recommend Dr. Maratt with absolutely no reservation!View on Healthgrades
I'm so grateful to have Dr. Maratt as my orthopaedic surgeon! He successfully replaced both of my arthritic hips. My life is pain free and I'm back to walking miles again. He is an accessible, kind, respectful MD who listens and educates while giving you the best of care.View on Google
Dr. Maratt replaced both my knees, about 8 months apart. I believe his clinic has the best pre-op education, infection prevention and pain reduction protocols. Both of my surgeries went flawlessly and recovery has been excellent with the appropriate physical therapy. Dr. Maratt is friendly, professional and an excellent surgeon. Highly recommend.View on Google
Dr. Maratt is a very skilled surgeon with an excellent support staff. He replaced my left knee last year, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I went to him for a second opinion, and liked him so much I chose him to do my surgery. If you need to get a new knee or hip, he’s the best choice!View on Healthgrades
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