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Joint Replacement Surgery

When you choose Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital for joint replacement surgery, you have access to award-winning joint replacement surgeons using the latest technology and treatment options. In fact, our joint replacement specialists perform more knee, hip and shoulder replacements than nearly any other provider in Wisconsin.

With us, you also benefit from our comprehensive approach - preparing you for surgery and guiding you all the way through recovery. If you're interested in learning more about this procedure, find an orthopedic specialist and request an appointment online.

Advanced Procedures for Faster, Better Recovery

The majority of our joint replacement procedures are performed minimally invasively. Using tiny incisions and leading edge technology, we can replace a joint with vastly shortened surgery times and less muscle involvement. This, along with improved longevity of the replacement joint, means shorter hospital stays, faster recoveries, improved range of motion and new joints that can be customized to your size, gender and activity level.

Is Joint Replacement Surgery Right for Me?

If you suffer from the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for joint replacement surgery:

  • Your everyday activities have been limited because of pain or stiffness in a joint
  • Pain is constant and persistent, both day and night
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs do not provide relief
  • Other treatments no longer provide relief

Joint Replacement Options

Our board-certified joint replacement surgeons are specially trained and experienced in performing the following procedures:

Ankle – Ankle replacement

Elbow – Total elbow replacement

Knee

Hip

Shoulder Total shoulder replacement

Joint Effort Classes

Preparing for Your Orthopedic Surgery

The best start to a recovery program is preparing for the surgery in advance. Your physician may recommend some strengthening exercises prior to your surgery date. Our free Joint Effort class supports you before, during and after surgery through educational materials, one-on-one counseling and support.

Joint Effort offers all joint replacement patients the option to:

  • Attend regular classes
  • Take part in regular Joint Effort activities during your hospital stay
  • Ensure that all follow-up visits and therapy appointments are scheduled before you leave the hospital
  • Participate in various educational activities to optimize your procedure and recovery

Learn What to Expect

Joint Effort will familiarize you with our orthopedic unit, introduce your care team (nurses, discharge specialists, therapists and others), show where surgery and recovery will take place and help clarify expectations from pre-procedure through recovery. More knowledge, less anxiety and increased confidence for you and your family will help to ensure a positive experience for all.

If you are a candidate for surgery and are interested in attending Joint Effort, please talk with your joint replacement specialist.

Related Health Resources

  • Anatomy of a Joint

    Joints are the areas where two or more bones meet. Most joints are mobile, allowing the bones to move.

  • Anatomy of the Elbow

    The elbow is a hinge joint between the humerus bone in the upper arm and the radius and ulnar bones in the lower arm.

  • Anatomy of the Foot

    Your feet are susceptible to many stresses. Foot pain and problems can cause pain, inflammation, or injury.