At Progress West Hospital, our Orthopedics and Total Joint Replacement Center is designed to get you home faster after surgery and back on your feet sooner. Our experienced and specialty-trained board-certified orthopedic surgeons work closely with our expert nurses, specialized surgical technicians and therapists using the latest technology to ensure your best outcome.
From total joint replacement to partial replacement, our comprehensive continuum of care for each patient, from initial diagnosis and recommendations from your physician, through your return home after your procedure, is centered on your full recovery.
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What is Joint Replacement?
Joint replacement is a surgical procedure to replace a worn out or damaged joint with an artificial joint (prosthesis). This surgery may be considered following a fracture, severe pain from arthritis or degeneration of a joint due to injury or wear and tear. At Progress West, we'll work with your physician to determine the best course of treatment for your condition.
Joint Replacement Procedures at Progress West
A total hip replacement is the surgical removal of the diseased ball and socket of the hip joint, which are replaced with a prosthetic (artificial) joint.
Hip resurfacing surgery is a consideration for patients with severe hip arthritis. In some cases, it can be an alternative to total hip replacement. Less bone is removed with hip resurfacing. Your doctor will determine if you're a candidate for hip resurfacing.
Total knee replacement involves replacing all three components of the diseased knee joint with a synthetic implant (prosthesis) to repair the damaged surfaces that are causing pain.
Partial knee replacement
With a partial knee replacement, the damaged parts of the joint are replaced in just one or two compartments of the knee, retaining any undamaged parts.
Shoulder replacement surgery replaces the ends of the damaged upper arm bone (humerus) and usually the shoulder bone (scapula) or caps them.
Your case manager will help you decide if BJC HomeCare services are needed or other skilled nursing to help you with post-operative care.
To help prepare you for your scheduled knee or hip replacement, register for the Progress West/Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Joint Replacement class. This bi-weekly class informs you of what to expect before, during and after your surgery. Classes are free; however, registration is required by calling 636.928.WELL (9355).