Joint Replacement Services
Treat chronic hip, knee, shoulder and ankle pain with joint replacement surgery, which exchanges your damaged or worn-out joint with a long-lasting artificial one. Trust an experienced Avera orthopedic surgeon for your care, and get help achieving your goals for a more active lifestyle.
Total Joint Replacement
Take advantage of one of these procedures at Avera locations across the Upper Midwest:
After you schedule joint replacement surgery at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Center, your care team will help you enroll in an interactive, online program called Avera TotalCare. You’ll get access to the information and resources you need to achieve a successful outcome of surgery, and you’ll be able to confidentially share health information with rehabilitation staff.
Lean on your Avera care team for step-by-step guidance throughout preparation for and recovery after joint replacement surgery. Choose a loved one or friend to act as your coach, join you at medical appointments and care for you at home after the procedure.
Recognized for Superior Outcomes
When you choose Avera McKennan for your procedure, you can feel especially confident you’ll receive high-quality care. CareChex ranked Avera McKennan first in South Dakota for medical excellence in joint replacement in 2016, which reflects our low rates of complications and mortality and strict patient safety measures.
The hospital also earned designation as a Blue Distinction+ Center from Blue Cross Blue Shield for hip and knee replacement. That means you’re less likely to experience a complication or be readmitted to the hospital following surgery here than at many other hospitals.
Following surgery, physical therapy helps you get moving again as soon as possible to improve long-term mobility. You may be able to begin rehabilitation in Joint Camp not long after the operation. During this four-day, inpatient group program, you and your family will:
- Work with physical therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, nurses and other professionals
- Get peer support and encouragement for meeting your milestones
- Learn how to tend to your well-being at home
You, fellow patients and loved ones will gather for meals during your hospital stay to build camaraderie in a friendly, supportive environment and help speed your healing.