Total Joint Center

If a total joint replacement is in your future, the Total Joint Center at St. Elizabeth Edgewood can help you return to a more active lifestyle. Our Orthopaedic team are all board-certified specialists, trained in the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques to provide expert care for orthopaedic injuries and diseases. As part of our award-winning Orthopaedics program, the Total Joint Center offers highly personalized treatment from the dedicated, experienced Orthopaedic staff.

Total Orthopaedic care, all in one place

Our dedicated Orthopaedic Unit is located on the seventh floor of our Edgewood campus and features:

  • 36 private patient suites
  • Spacious rehabilitation area for daily physical and occupational therapy
  • On-site classroom where you and your family can attend pre-operative education classes, seminars and other educational events

The Total Joint Center offers comprehensive care for:

Deciding to have joint replacement surgery is not easy. Talk to your doctor about whether it’s right for you. If you do need joint replacement surgery, you’re in good hands at the St. Elizabeth Total Joint Center. Our caring staff are experienced leaders in Orthopaedic care. Our program is recognized as high performing by U.S. News & World Report.

What to expect if you’re having joint replacement surgery

At the Total Joint Center, you’ll find a program coordinator to help ensure you have everything you need during your stay. The program coordinator is here to answer any questions you have and acts as a liaison between you and your family and our physicians and staff. Together, the coordinator, nurse manager and assistant nurse manager work closely to provide you the best possible care. 

  • Before your surgery: Beginning at your first doctor’s appointment, your surgeon is there to answer your questions and ensure that you feel comfortable. That means providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about joint replacement surgery. Your second visit is a follow-up session where you can ask any questions you still may have. 

  • Having surgery: Some replacement procedures can be done using minimally invasive techniques, which require less of an incision, less pain and a quicker recovery. Following your surgery, you can expect to have some pain, however pain medications and physical therapy will reduce your pain in the weeks following surgery. 

  • Your recovery: Your rehabilitation will begin in the hospital, and possibly the day of your surgery. Your therapist will help you work out a schedule for exercise, rest and medication to help make your recovery process go smoothly. Others who have had joint replacement surgery report greatly reduced pain and a return to a lifestyle that they thought was gone forever.

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If surgery is necessary, our physicians can provide a referral to one of our affiliated orthopaedic surgeons. For more information on surgical options, please contact us at

Are you or a family member already a Total Joint Center patient? Click here to find our department contact information.