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When kneeling down causes pain ...
When your joints ache ...

It's time to consider options for regaining your freedom of movement again. Whether it’s being active with the grandchildren, playing a full 18 holes of golf, or maintaining your garden – we can help you get there again.

There are options for reducing your pain and Mercy's Orthopaedic Services can help you. Our expertise in orthopaedics is evidenced by advanced surgical developments and specialized nursing care. Joint replacement, hand surgery, sports injury treatment and back surgery are specialty procedures of Mercy Orthopaedic Services.

Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery at Mercy

Total Joint Replacement Program

At Mercy, we emphasize patient education and rehabilitation therapy, allowing for a less stressful and more focused return to daily activities. Our Total Joint Replacement program will guide you through three phases of treatment:

  • Phase 1: An informational class to prepare you for surgery and address any questions you might have. Here, you and your coach (family or friend) learn the process and follow-up care needed for successful rehabilitation.
  • Phase 2: Your surgery. As the surgery hospital, you'll be in the caring hands of our excellent staff known for clinical expertise and evidence-based practices. Your surgery will be performed in state-of-the-art surgery suites, with recovery in all-private patient suites. We provide high-quality care for every patient, every time.
  • Phase 3: Learn to care for your new joint and begin a vigorous rehabilitation program guided by our inpatient therapy team. We also have options for those who would be a good fit for our Rapid Recovery Program.

A Team You Can Count On

Our interdisciplinary team includes orthopaedic surgeons, surgical technicians, anesthesiologists, nurses, care coordinators, physical therapists, occupational therapists, clinical pharmacists, social workers and more. Each of these specialists is uniquely qualified to care for joint surgery patients.

Choosing A Coach

Your family and friends are a major part of your life. So, it only makes sense that one of them acts as your rehabilitation coach during your time at the Total Joint Replacement Center. Your coach will play a vital role, guided by our expert staff, in your recovery and help you attain critical milestones in your progress.

Pre-Admission Surgery Education

The PASE (Pre-Admission Surgery Education) program familiarizes patients with medical procedures and the facilities prior to surgery, reducing patient anxiety. State-of-the-art technology and a professional "interdisciplinary" team approach optimize care. Mercy Orthopaedic Services also conducts research and maintains a bone bank.

Educational Videos

The following videos will give you tips and ideas on how to prepare for total joint surgery. We recommend you only watch the video pertaining to your particular needs and/or surgery you have been scheduled for. If surgery is scheduled, please share this video with your coach, family or friends so they can support your new joint too. If questions arise once you have viewed the video feel free to call us at (319) 398-6211 and ask to talk to a nurse. We are here to help you along the path to your new knee or hip.

Award-Winning Care

Expertise in Delivering Quality Specialty Care

Wellmark® Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® has named Mercy Medical Center-Cedar Rapids as a Blue Distinction Center Plus(+) in the areas of spine surgery, knee and hip replacement.

Blue Distinction Center Plus (+) in the area of spine surgery

Blue Distinction Center Plus (+) in the areas of knee and hip replacement

Major Orthopaedic & Joint Replacement Surgery

Mercy has been recognized for its delivery of outstanding medical care, earning both state and national recognition by CareChex®.

2016 CareChex Award