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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 Preoperative Total Knee & Total Hip Education Classes

If you're having either total knee or total hip replacement surgery at Wheaton Franciscan - Elmbrook Memorial Campus, part of Ascension, our free Joint Effort Class will give you information about the surgery, how to prepare your home for you to manage safely after leaving the hospital, what to expect during your hospital stay, and exercises to do to become stronger before surgery.

Attending one of our preoperative Joint Effort Classes is strongly encouraged as research has shown that patients do better after surgery when they are informed about what to expect.

What to Expect at Joint Class

A nurse, physical therapist, and case manager will give you information during the class. You will learn about:

  • your hip or knee surgery
  • information about specific hip and knee exercises to do at home to get stronger before surgery
  • how your nurses, therapist, & doctor will work with you to manage your pain in the hospital
  • what to expect each day of your hospital stay
  • how to manage at home after surgery
  • possible options for discharge plans

If you're having total hip or total knee replacement surgery and are unable to attend one of our Joint Effort Classes, please review these educational materials:

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