The Joint Replacement Institute at St. Mary’s is a specialized unit that is dedicated to providing efficient, personalized, quality care to people who’ve had joint replacement surgery. Our program is made up of an experienced team of medical professionals who provide clinical evidence-based patient care to help patients return to normal daily activities as quickly as possible.

The Joint Replacement Institute is proud to announce they have achieved The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. This certification was achieved by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.

The Joint Replacement Institute

A Team Approach

The Joint Replacement Institute has a team of skilled professionals who care for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery. This team includes:

  • Orthopedic surgeon
  • Pre-op nurses
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Post-op nurses
  • Hospitalists
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Patient care technicians
  • Case manager

Having Joint Replacement Surgery at St. Mary's?

Please watch this video to familiarize yourself with the process, from preparing at home before surgery, to being discharged from the hospital.

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Share Your Story

Have you or a loved one been a patient at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center? We'd love to hear about your experience.

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Patient Story: Todd Batchelder

Hear about mechanical contractor Todd Batchelder’s double-knee replacement at St. Mary’s in his own words.


Patient Story: Laurie Blodgett

Laurie Blodgett's hip replacement at St. Mary's allowed her to go back to living life on her own terms.

Patient Story: Troy Cowley

Troy Cowley underwent a successful knee replacement at St. Mary's after several surgeries did not resolve his pain. Watch the video below to hear his story:

Pre-op Education Class

All patients and a family member or friend, are encouraged to attend our pre-operative joint replacement education class before having surgery. The class will help you prepare for surgery by covering the following topics:

  • Preparing for surgery
  • Preparing your home for after surgery
  • The role of the coach
  • Pain management
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Nutrition
  • Exercises for before and after surgery
  • Recovery and rehabilitation

Educational Videos

Learn more about total hip replacement and total knee replacement in these educational videos.

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Are You a Joint Replacement Candidate?

Find out if you might be a candidate for joint replacement surgery.

  1. Are joint pain problems limiting your daily activities?
  2. Are non-operative treatments ineffective?
  3. Does joint pain interfere with sleep?
  4. Have you been in pain for more than a year?

If you answered “yes” to these questions and have had an X-ray showing bone-on-bone in your joint, then you may be a candidate for joint replacement surgery.

Talk to your doctor to learn more or for a free physician referral, call 580-249-3741.