Regional Joint Replacement Center

St. Mary’s Regional Joint Replacement Center offers a unique care experience for total hip and knee replacement patients. Care focuses on education prior to surgery followed by a  recovery program that’s proven to get patients back to their normal routine faster.

The program emphasizes wellness and a healing environment while keeping a patient’s family members involved throughout the treatment process. A multidisciplinary team of experts, including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, provides care and education.

St. Mary’s Regional Joint Replacement Center is recognized nationally for healthcare quality by the Joint Commission. St. Mary’s has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval™ with disease-specific care certification for hip and knee joint replacement.

Patients at St. Mary’s Regional Joint Replacement Center will experience:

  • Pre-operative education with a comprehensive notebook and patient engagement tools
  • Dedicated, specially trained staff members
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Private rooms
  • Quicker recovery
  • A monitoring program after your surgery

Hip Replacement

Who is a candidate?

Before hip replacement surgery is considered, all non-surgical options should be tried first. The best candidate is someone who has:

  • Daily pain that interferes with normal activities, such as standing or walking
  • Stiffness in the hip that may limit sitting or lying down
  • Tried gait aids, such as a cane or walker, but they do not ease the pain
Latest advancements in hip replacement

Traditional hip replacements are still common practice, but new techniques have given patients more options.

Direct Anterior Approach for Hip Replacement
  • Less invasive procedure allowing exposure from the front of the hip joint as opposed to the side (lateral) or to the back (posterior)
  • Hip is replaced through a natural interval between muscles, leaving the important muscles for hip function, the gluteal muscles, undisturbed
  • Provides immediate stability of the hip and lower risk of dislocation
  • Trauma to the surrounding tissues will be reduced when compared to traditional surgery

Knee Replacement

Who is a candidate for knee replacement?

Before joint replacement surgery is considered, all non-surgical options should be tried first. The best candidate is someone who has:

  • Daily pain that interferes with your normal activities
  • Significant knee stiffness
  • Instability, or buckling, of the knee
  • Significant deformity caused by osteoarthritis (bowlegs or knock-knees)
Latest advancements in knee replacement

Traditional total knee replacement (TKR) is still the gold standard solution and has been for many decades, but new techniques, materials and designs have given patients more options.

ConforMIS iTotal Identity Knee Replacement System
  • Designed for each individual based on your anatomy
  • Customized fit and alignment avoids sizing compromises common with traditional off-the-shelf implants
  • Designed to follow the shape and contour of each patient’s knee to help restore natural kinematics
  • Designed for optimal bone preservation
  • Cost is similar to standard total knee and covered by most major insurance companies

ConforMIS implants fit precisely by using CT scan data and 3-D printing technology to design an implant made specifically for each patient’s knee. They match the shape and curvature of a patient’s own knee to provide each patient with the potential for a more natural feeling knee.

Navio® Partial and Total Knee Replacement

The Navio® Surgical System for Partial Knee Replacement Surgery is a robotics-assisted partial knee replacement system that delivers accurate and precise results tailored to each patient’s unique anatomy, without the need for a CT scan. Instead, the surgeon is able to create a 3-D map of the patient’s knee during surgery. Because Navio is CT-free, patients can receive the benefits of robotic guidance without the hassle, cost and radiation exposure of CT scans.

When compared with the total knee replacement alternative, Navio offers patients:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less scarring
  • Less pain
  • Lower risk of complications
  • Shorter hospital stay or outpatient procedure in some cases
  • Quicker recovery and rehabilitation