OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center

Ottawa, Illinois

Orthopedics

Joint pain makes it harder to enjoy a lot of the good things in life. It can limit your mobility, causing you to miss out on great times with the people you love. It can make travelling for treatment a challenge.

With locations in Ottawa, Streator and Mendota, OSF HealthCare can help you get back to your life safely and quickly, from the convenience of your hometown.

You don't take this journey alone.

Total Joint Replacement 

ortho-md-patient.jpg We understand the uncertainty you may feel about undergoing a significant procedure like 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
  • Pre-Hab

  • Before surgery, learn the exercises you’ll need to rehabilitate your joint. Our physical therapy team will help you get comfortable with them so you can practice daily and build up your strength before surgery.

  • HealthLoop

  • 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 Program at OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center in Mendota 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.

Additional Patient services

We offer a full range of orthopedic services including: 

Community Outreach

Our team is here to support your team. OSF HealthCare is bringing wellness and education to area students where they are the most – school.

We take pride in the programs we offer to protect and care for the youth of LaSalle County: 

  • Athletic Training
  • Concussion Care
  • Emergency Training & Drills
  • Weekend Injury Clinics
  • Sports Physical Fundraisers

The OSF HealthCare orthopedic team is ready to serve you.