Joint Replacement Program

Our three decades of experience with joint replacement procedures and the expertise of the orthopaedic surgeons make Ascension Columbia St. Mary's a leader in joint replacement surgery.

Our team of knowledgeable orthopaedic nurses and therapists work closely with the physicians to promote a successful joint replacement experience. In preparation for what to expect during the hospital stay, an educational session led by a nurse and a therapist is offered prior to admission. For those persons needing a longer recovery time, or specialized services or equipment after they leave the hospital, our case managers will provide advice and assistance in coordinating discharge needs.

The number of joint replacement surgeries performed at Ascension Columbia St. Mary's make it one of the leading programs of this kind in the state. Our experience, innovation and state-of-the-art technology promote excellence in patient care and outcomes.

Ascension Columbia St. Mary's specialized services for patients having joint replacements include:

Inpatient Surgical Services
The surgeons and operating room staff work in facilities specially designed for orthopaedic surgery. The state-of-the-art technology and equipment will promote successful outcomes and reduce risk.

Inpatient Orthopaedics Unit
These specialty units are staffed with nurses and therapists who are experienced in caring for patients who have had joint replacement surgery. They will work closely with the physicians to provide individualized care.

Rehabilitation Services
Inpatient, outpatient, and home care services are available for those patients who may need additional therapy after surgery to increase their strength and mobility.

To receive more information about joint replacement at Ascension Columbia St. Mary's or to receive a referral list of orthopaedic surgeons, please call Barb Jones, RN, Orthoapedic Nurse, at 414-585-1359.



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