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Recent Articles & News

Watch out for the Heat

Heat-related illnesses are preventable. We all need to understand the causes so we can work on prevention, and we need to know the signs of heat injury so we can treat it quickly and reduce its severity. read more

Posted on Jun. 22, 2017

Youth Baseball

The other night I went out to the Kroc Center in South Bend to watch two of my grandsons (ages 8 and 4) play coach-pitch youth baseball and it struck me that youth baseball might be an interesting topic for a column. read more

Posted on Jun. 19, 2017

Let’s Talk About Muscle Cramps

One of the most commonly seen and experienced sports ailments is the muscle cramp or “charley horse”, and it remains one of the least understood. read more

Posted on Jun. 5, 2017

Starting the Season Off on the Right Foot

With the coming of better weather, many of you will be awakening from winter hibernation and increasing your activity levels. So this seems like a good time to revisit treatment of perhaps the most common activity-related injury – the ankle sprain. read more

Posted on Mar. 21, 2017

The Team Doctor: Trying Not to be Too Big a Fan

When doctors graduate from medical school they take an oath requiring them to adhere to ethical principles that put the well‐being of their patients above all else. But, sometimes, team physicians can find themselves in the middle of an ethical balancing act. read more

Posted on Sep. 6, 2016

The orthopaedic surgery practice of Stephen F. Mitros, M.D. is closed effective April 1, 2019.

Beacon Medical Group is the custodian for all patient medical records.
Effective April 1st 2019, patients can call 574 232-7064. That number will connect directly to Beacon Medical Group Orthopaedics and Sports Specialists.

It takes a profound level of trust on the part of a patient to give their care over to any surgeon, knowing that the outcome has the potential – good or bad – to affect the rest of their life. Dr. Mitros appreciates the amazing gift of that responsibility and wants you to know that he’s humbled by that trust, and will be forever grateful.

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One-on-one attention.
World-class treatment.

Welcome to Mitros Orthopaedics.

The pages of this Web site provide important information about our qualifications, services and philosophy of patient care. We are grateful that you are considering entrusting your care to us and we want you to feel at home asking questions and getting comfortable with our team and your treatment process. In my more than 30 years of orthopaedic practice I've built success not only on technical skill, but also on relationships with patients founded on honest communication and productive collaboration.

Because building relationships is at the core of my practice, Mitros Orthopaedics has always operated as a one-physician office. I believe it is important for my patients to feel that they know me well and that I know them equally well. My small dedicated staff and I are committed to answering every question, returning every phone call and doing everything in our power to make you feel at home and to provide the best possible patient experience. When you call my office, you speak directly with my courteous and knowledgeable staff . But as your doctor, I will take time everyday to personally answer every medical question.

Old school care. Cutting-edge techniques.

We know that our approach to patient care goes against the grain of most modern medical businesses and some may consider it old-fashioned. That care approach, however, is paired with unfailing commitment to keep the technical aspects of your care – our treatment, surgical and rehabilitative techniques – at the very cutting edge of modern orthopaedic practice. Orthopaedic surgery is an ever-changing field. Training with world-class surgeons and mastering innovative techniques thrills me as a scientist, but the real excitement for me as a physician is in bringing these new techniques to the area and putting them to work for my patients. New minimally invasive surgeries and rapid rehabilitation techniques have enabled hundreds of our patients to resume a full and active lifestyle and to achieve remarkable outcomes more quickly and with less discomfort than ever before.


Reconstructive surgery.
Sports medicine.

As I've approached nearly 30 years in practice, I've been able to focus my work in areas in which I feel I have special skills, and foremost among these is reconstruction of the adult hip and knee. Hip and knee replacement is what first attracted me to orthopaedic surgery and my fellowship in the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) allows me to stay at the forefront of this constantly evolving and exciting field. I can confidently say that the new techniques offered in my practice are supported by extensive scientific literature and offer my patients optimal long-term results with a low rate of complications.

Another passion of mine is sports. I am the orthopaedic physician for the South Bend Cubs, Bethel College and I have stood on the Marian High School football sidelines since 1981. I have been treating professional, scholastic, amateur and recreational athletes for nearly 30 years. I'm happy to have been a part of getting many athletes back on the mound, in the huddle, on the slopes and on the fairways performing at high levels, whether they've had to recover from an injury or deal with a chronically disabling arthritic hip or knee.

Treatment is not one size fits all. Surgery, even minimally invasive surgery, is not the best solution for every problem. Medical, not just surgical, alternatives are discussed and considered. We don't rush into a course of treatment. We consider your goals, your abilities, etc. to help you determine which treatments are best for you.

Thanks for visiting.

Again, I'm delighted that you're considering entrusting your orthopaedic care to me. I am passionate about how my office does its work and I'm proud of our results. I promise you that, in the hands of Mitros Orthopaedics, you'll experience first-rate care in a personal environment and I invite you to come in and see if our approach is right for you.

Stephen F. Mitros, M.D.