Total Joint Replacement

You probably have a lot of questions. OSF HealthCare provides you with a nurse navigator who will work with you every step of the way.

This trained professional will help you get the education you need, set up a communication channel with your care team, schedule your procedures and testing and provide continual outreach to you for at least three months after your procedure – all so you are supported throughout your journey back to full health.

Orthopedic Academy

To help ease any anxiety you may have, and decrease your stress, you will be signed up to attend this seminar, which explains what you can expect before, during and after joint surgery.

We want you to know every detail of the joint replacement process, so you feel empowered to move forward.

  • What you need to do before surgery
  • What to expect the day of surgery
  • What to expect during your hospital stay
  • What is the purpose of a coach
  • What your health care team expects from you
  • Pain management
  • Precautions to consider
  • Discharge planning and more


Before surgery, learn the exercises you’ll need to rehabilitate your joint.

Our will help you get comfortable with them so you can practice daily and build up your strength before surgery.


We make it easier than ever to stay in touch with your care team through this online application you can download to your smartphone.

Your nurse navigator will make sure you’re set up prior to surgery, so you can track your progress, receive important self-care instructions, communicate with your providers and receive guidance without phone calls.

Swing Bed Program

Your team will help plan for your discharge as part of your surgical experience. If you need transitional care before returning home, the Swing Bed Programs at OSF Saint Paul Medical Center in Mendota and OSF Saint James - John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac can help.

Located within the hospital, you’ll have peace of mind knowing OSF HealthCare is managing your care and providing a seamless transition.

Enjoy the benefit of a private room, therapy programs, dietary counseling, discharge planning help and immediate access to emergency services, if needed.