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Orthopedic Care at CentraCare - St. Cloud Hospital

Orthopedics at CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital brings together a dedicated and specialty-trained team of orthopedic experts to provide you with an extraordinary patient experience using the latest technology, modern facilities and advanced procedures to deliver exceptional patient results. We partner with CentraCare M Physicians Orthopedics and St. Cloud Orthopedics to provide care.

Exceptional Experience

We understand that you are seeking an extraordinary customer experience. That is why we focus on patient satisfaction and are proud of our patient experience results.

From the time surgery is scheduled to your safe arrival back home, the St. Cloud Hospital team provides you with a specialty care experience that will exceed your expectations at every turn.

  • Preoperative joint care class to set expectations and prepare you for surgery
  • Dedicated orthopedic unit with private rooms, many with a panoramic view of the river
  • Certified operating room staff that work in orthopedic-dedicated operating room suites
  • A spacious physical therapy gym enables the staff and your coach to work side-by-side on your recovery and strengthening program
  • Customized menu options delivered at your requested time
  • Relaxation therapies such as music therapy, aromatherapy, acupuncture/acupressure and animal-assisted therapy
  • Comfort items add a calming touch (warm blankets, extra pillows, movies and hygiene products)

Expertise and Innovation

St. Cloud Hospital has invested in bringing the latest technology and advanced procedures to Central Minnesota. This investment provides the highest level of patient safety and outcomes.

  • Our Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology provides our patients with a personalized surgical joint replacement plan based on their unique anatomy. Using the patient’s own CT scan, the robotic software creates a 3D model which is used as a plan for the surgeon performing the total joint replacement surgery.
  • Many patients are able to go home following surgery on the same day. When the need arises for patients to stay, we have a dedicated orthopedic unit with certified nursing staff focused on orthopedic care.
  • Nationally recognized and board-certified orthopedic surgeons are highly trained and dedicated to serving our patients.
  • Specialty trained physical therapists are focused on the orthopedic population. Our physical therapists get patients up within hours of surgery and assist with safe walking, climbing stairs and using aids.

Every day, the CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital team monitors and measures patient care results that help patients improve their pain, motion and function.

Distinctions and Honors

Orthopedics at CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital is recognized for its accomplishments and high-quality care through these nationally recognized organizations:

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota - Blue Distinction Center+ for knee and hip replacement
    St. Cloud Hospital:
    • has demonstrated better quality and outcomes
    • has lower rates of complications and readmissions
    • is 20% more cost-effective than their peers
  • U.S. News & World Report
    • “America’s Best Hospitals” - St. Cloud Hospital was ranked as a High Performing Hospital for hip and knee replacement
    See full details here

Care for Orthopedic Conditions at St. Cloud Hospital

CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital works with specialists from CentraCare M Physicians Orthopedics and St. Cloud Orthopedics to provide care for a wide range of orthopedic conditions affecting children and adults, including the following:

  • Joint replacement: Total replacement of knees, hips and shoulders with a variety of techniques and technology
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Hip pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Pain from arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Sports medicine: Surgeries and procedures to repair a wide variety of sports injuries, including rotator cuff and ligament damage
  • Hand injuries, including carpal tunnel and trigger finger
  • Fractures resulting from an accident or other trauma requiring emergency attention

Joint Care

  • One of the highest volume centers in Minnesota which means greater expertise and fewer complications
  • Joint replacement class helps provide you the best experience and outcome by preparing you for surgery and sharing what to expect when you return home
  • Orthopedic specialists have access to state-of-the-art operating suites equipped with the latest technology

Trauma Fracture Care

Fractures resulting from an accident or other trauma require emergency attention. You can rest assured St. Cloud Hospital’s emergency services, state-of-the-art technology and extensive clinical expertise will provide the best care for you and your family.

  • Only certified Level II Trauma Center in Central Minnesota, meaning it provides a wide range of high-level specialist trauma care
  • Provides trauma care 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Is equipped to handle the most critical orthopedic trauma injuries with an FAA-approved helipad that serves Life Link III air ambulance
  • Partner with orthopedic surgeons who have advanced training, thereby providing a higher level of care for acute injuries

Hand/Arm/Shoulder Care

Orthopedic specialists can help you with pain you may be experiencing in the arm, hand or shoulder, including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sprains, strains and bruises
  • Injuries from overuse
  • Arthritis
  • Torn rotator cuff
  • Unstable or loose joint
  • Broken bones, dislocations or misalignments
  • Trigger finger

Foot and Ankle Care

If you’re experiencing foot or ankle pain every day, you should be aware that orthopedic experts can help reduce or eliminate that pain. Some of the common conditions we treat include:

  • Bunions
  • Toe joint deformities (hammertoe)
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetic foot
  • Tendon and soft tissue injuries
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Crush injuries
  • Ligament tears
  • Ruptured tendons

Rehab Care

Recovering from surgery can be challenging – for both patients and their family. We understand that you want to regain your strength and abilities as soon as possible so you can get back to doing the things you love. Our team of highly skilled, passionate caregivers is here for you every step of the way.

Personalized rehabilitation treatment plans are created by a team of experts including physical and occupational therapists at CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital. Physical therapy before your surgery, during your stay and after surgery will help you make a full recovery. After leaving the hospital, there are many options available to you such as home with outpatient physical therapy, home with home health nursing therapy or skilled nursing facility for continued therapy. Your care team will help find the option that fits best for you.

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO