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Bone & Joint Center

Are years of activity taking a toll on your joints?

You don’t have to live with pain.

St. Cloud Hospital has options to help you do the things you used to without pain and enjoy the rest of your years!

St. Cloud Hospital Bone & Joint Center is a national leader in orthopedic and subspecialty care thanks to a partnership with St. Cloud Orthopedics.

Why choose St. Cloud Hospital?

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  • A high-volume center with more than 1,200 hip and knee replacements annually
  • Certified nurses, fellowship-trained doctors and support staff
  • Multidisciplinary team
  • Quality measures which meet national benchmarks
  • Nationally recognized, including Joint Commission disease-specific care certification for hip and knee replacements and Blue Distinction by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • State-of-the-art technology and surgical approaches including minimally invasive procedures such as direct anterior approach and dual incision with navigation technology; St. Cloud Hospital is the leading facility in the world for navigation cases.

The Joint Commission - National Quality Approval

We provide a full spectrum of joint replacement surgery in state-of-the-art operating suites equipped with the latest technology. Joint replacements for hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, toe and ankle are available.

As appropriate, the surgeons use minimally invasive/muscle sparing and traditional surgical techniques along with the newest and safest prosthetic joints. These joints may last 20 years or more. Minimally invasive surgery uses smaller incisions to spare muscle and other soft tissue, resulting in:

  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced pain after surgery
  • Shorter hospital stays

Most hip and knee replacements performed at St. Cloud Hospital are done using this technique.


Attend a Total Joint Replacement Class

Classes are presented by a staff nurse, physical therapist and case coordinator to prepare patients who will have total joint replacement surgery.

Additional Class Info

Joint replacement surgery, coupled with the latest techniques and technologies, is what helps make St. Cloud Hospital Bone & Joint Center a national leader in orthopedic care. For example, computer-assisted surgery (navigation) helps the doctor accurately position the new joint in the patient’s body.

Revision Arthroplasty

As younger patients are having joints replaced, it is more common for the prosthetic joint to wear out or cause pain. Revising an original prosthetic joint is called a revision arthroplasty and calls for a skilled and experienced surgeon. The surgeons from St. Cloud Orthopedics are experts in this procedure and often see referrals from other health providers and medical centers throughout the region when this is needed.

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Patient Instructions

Learn about rehabilitation services at St. Cloud Hospital.

Take a Photo Tour of the Bone & Joint Center

  • Physical therapy (PT) gym - Most patients will visit the PT gym daily for individual therapy. In the gym, PTs and PTAs assist patients with strengthening exercises, stairs and walking to prepare for discharge.
  • Physical therapy (PT) gym
  • Patient room - All rooms (29) on the unit are private, many with a panoramic view of the Mississippi river. Amenities include a spacious room with a private bathroom and shower, phone, television, wireless internet and most provide a sofa sleeper for family members. A bedside computer helps nurses and doctors access the patient’s electronic medical record to ensure continuity of care and patient safety. Cell phones are permitted. Families are allowed visit their loved one 24-hours a day.
  • Family lounge - The unit has two family lounges which are available to patients and their families to provide a place to gather. A computer with internet is available as well as refreshments, comfortable seating and a television. The larger family lounge has an impressive view of the Mississippi River.
  • The St. Cloud Hospital Bone & Joint Center helps patients recover after orthopedic surgery or injury. A state-of-the-art facility ensures patient safety and high-quality, compassionate care.
  • Main nurse station - The nurses' station is staffed 24-hours a day. Nurses monitor the hallways and entrance of the unit to ensure patient safety. The care team on the unit includes nationally certified orthopedic nurses, highly skilled therapists, a social worker and case manager.

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