Knee Replacement Surgery
Is chronic knee pain slowing you down? The orthopedic surgery experts at CHI Health are here to get you moving again. Our Joint Replacement Center has been recognized as a center of excellence, with many of our facilities demonstrating better overall quality of care and superior outcomes. Additionally, CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center (CUMC) has earned the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for Disease-Specific Care in Hip and Knee Replacement.
Through every phase of your journey, count on personalized care that includes:
- Pre- and post-surgery education
- Dedicated patient care unit
- Focused care from specially trained staff
- Joint Care Manager who will coordinate your care
- Group physical therapy
- Patient education videos and printed materials
- Assistance in choosing the best rehabilitation option for you after discharge
- Shorter length of stay – typically three days
What You Can Expect from Knee Replacement Surgery
Before you have knee surgery, the Joint Replacement Center will make sure you’re thoroughly prepared to achieve the best possible outcome. First, you will take part in a class in which you will tour the facility, learn what to expect of the surgery, as well as the recovery and rehabilitation process, and find out when you can return to your daily activities.
As a supplement to the live class, we also encourage you to view knee replacement surgery educational videos we’ve created to help you prepare for your procedure with confidence.
Your Recovery and Rehabilitation Process
Most knee surgery patients are able to return home immediately after their stay at the Joint Replacement Center. You may also be referred to CHI Health Home Care or a transitional care unit.
Whatever the case, we will make sure you have access to all of the resources you need, including nursing, home health aides, and physical and occupational therapy. If you need additional assistance, a social service/case manager will help arrange for home healthcare, outpatient therapy, or placement in a skilled nursing facility or acute rehabilitation center.
After you leave the Joint Replacement Center, you will be given detailed information and instructions for exercises to do at home to aid in your rehabilitation. We will also give family members detailed instructions on how they can assist in your recovery at home. Depending on your unique needs, you may also be referred to a CHI Health Physical Therapy Clinic.
Are You a Candidate for Knee Replacement Surgery?
Find an expert orthopedic surgeon at CHI Health to see if the procedure may be right for you.
The Joint Replacement Center also sponsors free Joint Pain Seminars designed to teach you more about the causes of knee pain and the latest treatments, plus provide tips about exercise and medications.