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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:
Deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery*
9/30/17 – 6/30/19Source: HospitalCompare
Rate of complications for hip and knee replacement patients**
4/1/16 – 3/31/19Source: HospitalCompare
Hand & wrist surgery prep sheet (PDF)
Knee surgery prep sheet (PDF)
Shoulder surgery prep sheet (PDF)
Our interdisciplinary team includes orthopedic 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.
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.
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 Orthopedic Services also conducts research and maintains a bone bank.
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 Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield with input from the medical community.