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Joint Replacement

When you choose Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare for joint replacement, you have access to award-winning treatment by accomplished orthopedic surgeons using the latest technology and treatment options. You also benefit from our comprehensive approach—preparing you for surgery and guiding you all the way through recovery.

Advanced Procedures for Faster, Better Recovery

The majority of our joint replacement procedures are performed minimally invasively. Using tiny incisions and leading edge technology, our orthopedic surgeons 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 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 orthopedic surgeons are specially trained and experienced in performing the following procedures:

  • Total hip replacement
  • Anterior approach total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Computer-assisted knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement (Hemi knee replacement)

Joint Effort Camp/Joint Care

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. If you are having your joint replacement surgery performed at a Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare facility, our free Joint Effort Camp 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 Joint Effort 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 joint replacement surgery and are interested in attending Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Joint Effort Camps, please talk with your orthopedic surgeon.

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