SSM Joint Replacement Center
The SSM Joint Replacement Center (JRC) at DePaul Health Center provides a first-class experience to total joint replacement patients. The JRC is a specialized hospital unit staffed by dedicated surgeons and nurses who have been recognized for advanced training in their field. The JRC is committed to joint replacement solutions that help patients return to a healthy and pain-free lifestyle as quickly as possible.
The JRC has established a reputation as a leading joint replacement center, performing nearly 1,500 knee and hip replacements each year. It is the first hospital in St. Louis to offer minimally invasive knee replacements and performs more of these procedures than any other hospital in the region.
SSM Orthopedics Joint Replacement Specialists:
SSM Orthopedics Spine and Back Specialists:
Features of the Joint Replacement Center:
- Private rooms with TV, telephone, guest wireless internet access, and accommodations for family support
- Concierge room service for dietary preferences
- Streamlined pre-operative program so patients can feel confident that every part of their care has been pre-planned
- Nurse manager who coordinates all inpatient planning and is available for questions, physical therapy, and medication orders
- Streamlined postoperative program so patients can be confident that their recovery will be monitored and highly successful
- Comprehensive rehabilitation program of twice-daily, supervised therapy
- Nursing staff having advanced certification in orthopedic-specific nursing care, a distinction among joint replacement hospital units nationwide
- Physical and occupational therapists who provide continuing education on rehabilitative exercises and assistive devices
- Education to help family and friends participate as coaches in the recovery process
JRC Patient Education Booklets
Contacting the JRC
For questions about the Joint Replacement Center at SSM DePaul Health Center, or to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists, please call 314-291-7900 or contact us via email.