Joint Replacement Center

Our Difference Will Move You

Deciding to have hip, knee or shoulder replacement surgery isn’t an easy decision. Often, it’s the last step in a series of treatments and therapies you’ve tried to help manage your chronic joint pain and stiffness.

While we understand even the thought of surgery can be frightening, you can take heart in our care difference. The Holland Hospital Joint Replacement Center has made joint replacement and recovery simpler, faster, and more effective than ever. Our comprehensive, award-winning program begins the moment your surgery is scheduled, and continues with personalized support throughout your preparation, hospitalization and discharge home or to another care facility.

From our dedicated treatment coordinator to our private rooms to our environment of care, we offer what’s needed to get you motivated and moving again. Here are just some of the features that set our program apart:

  • Dedicated orthopedic nurse navigator: to coordinate your treatment plan and ensure you receive the best care every step of the way
  • Experienced specialists: from surgeons and nurses who specialize in orthopedics to joint rehabilitation experts
  • Private rooms: to support the unique recovery needs of our joint patients
  • Family involvement: for added motivation and encouragement; friends and family can play an important role on your team as "coaches"
  • Home therapy and outpatient rehabilitation: a range of options to meet your needs when you leave the hospital to continue your recovery at home

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Nationally Recognized, Locally Available

Superior outcomes and high satisfaction have placed us among the leading joint replacement centers nationwide. What’s more, our Center consistently exceeds national averages in key patient outcome indicators like increased functionality and pain reduction.

Healthgrades #1 in Michigan for Joint Replacement

#1 in Michigan for Joint Replacement

Are you or someone you know considering joint replacement? Holland hospital ranked #1 in Michigan for quality outcomes in joint replacement surgery.

The Place for Exceptional Experiences

Nobody looks forward to surgery, but if you decide to undergo hip or knee replacement, you can rest assured that you’ll have an exceptional care experience at Holland Hospital. In fact, in a recent survey, 95 percent of our patients reported they were very satisfied with their care, and 97 percent said they would recommend Holland Hospital’s Joint Replacement Center to their family and friends.

Amenities That Speed Healing

The Holland Hospital Joint Replacement Center is located within our 23,400-square-foot Spine & Orthopedics Unit. This new unit offers private rooms and a dedicated inpatient area, as well as state-of-the-art technology and amenities like special beds, wider doorways, and the latest safety features.

Our compassionate, patient-focused approach and specialized equipment promote faster healing and recovery so you can get back to living the active, independent life you deserve.

Dedicated Joint Care Experts

Our Joint Replacement Center offers you close-to-home access to skilled surgeons and specially trained staff, proven rehabilitation protocols, comprehensive education materials and a nurse navigator who will guide you throughout your care journey. This dedicated, multidisciplinary team will be with you every step of the way, from scheduling through recovery.

Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint Replacement Award - Holland Hospital

Holland Hospital’s Joint Replacement Center performs hundreds of hip, knee and shoulder replacements every year with excellent outcomes and high patient satisfaction.

Studies have shown joint replacement reduces pain and increases mobility in the majority of individuals who have the procedure, but surgery may not be right for everyone. Your joint replacement team at Holland Hospital will evaluate your condition, consider your age and activity level, answer any questions and address your concerns, giving you the answers that help you make an informed decision. Then we’ll design a customized care plan that meets your specific wishes and goals. To help you decide if joint replacement surgery is right for you, here are some key points to consider:

  • Mako®. Advanced technology featuring state-of-the-art Mako knee replacement and anterior hip replacement for expert orthopedic surgery. Learn more about Mako surgery
  • All pain, no gain. Those who truly need joint replacement have significant pain that makes it difficult to walk, climb stairs, stand, sleep or participate fully in everyday activities.
  • Low quality of life. Physical pain can be unbearable, but has the pain also affected your life emotionally? Does the pain and stiffness limit participation in activities you used to love? Does it influence your mood?
  • Damage to bones. An x-ray is often sufficient to make the diagnosis of osteoarthritis, and/or show damage to hips and knees. More specialized testing is available if warranted.
  • Deformity. As the joint wears, the alignment of your leg or your muscle balance may be affected, contributing to deformity at the hip or knee, or changes in the way you walk.
  • If it’s broke, then fix it. Have other treatments—such as medications, injections and devices, (e.g., walkers)—failed to manage your symptoms? Then it might be time to discuss the possibility of joint replacement with your doctor.

Recovery and Return Home

Advancements in surgical techniques and postoperative care mean that many patients return home to continue their recovery within one to three days. Our care team will work with you and your family to decide what’s safest for you, based on your individual needs, and arrange additional support and special equipment for home as needed. If a short stay in a skilled nursing facility is required, we’ll help coordinate and arrange it. Although full recovery may take months, most patients return to simple, everyday tasks within a few days, and move on to greater activity within six to 12 weeks.