Age, injury or disease can cause knee joints to "wear out," limiting
your ability to walk, climb stairs and do activities. If this happens to
you, a knee replacement surgery is one option to consider. This surgery
can relieve the pain so that you can again take part in the activities
How do you make your surgery a positive and meaningful experience? Many patients and their care circles (family, friends and others close to them) find it helpful to learn as much as they can before the surgery.
Being informed will help you feel confident about your decision to have knee replacement surgery.
This knee replacement section of the website was created to help you prepare for surgery and guide you through your recovery. However, the information is not meant to replace advice you receive from your health care team.
The Allina Health Total Joint Program helps patients and their families prepare for joint replacement surgery.
To learn more, call the total joint coordinator at the hospital of your choice.
Abbott Northwestern Hospital's Joint Replacement CenterMinneapolis, Minnesota612-775-4609Mercy Hospital Joint Replacement CenterCoon Rapids, Minnesota763-236-8246United HospitalSt. Paul, Minnesota651-241-5390Unity Hospital's Joint Replacement CenterFridley, Minnesota763-236-3316
Abbott Northwestern Hospital's Joint Replacement CenterMinneapolis, Minnesota612-775-4609
Mercy Hospital Joint Replacement CenterCoon Rapids, Minnesota763-236-8246
United HospitalSt. Paul, Minnesota651-241-5390
Unity Hospital's Joint Replacement CenterFridley, Minnesota763-236-3316
Buffalo Hospital Buffalo, Minnesota 763-684-7777Cambridge Medical Center Cambridge, Minnesota 763-689-7700New Ulm Medical Center New Ulm, Minnesota 507-233-1000Owatonna Hospital Owatonna, Minnesota 507-451-3850St. Francis Regional Medical Center Shakopee, Minnesota 952-403-3000
Buffalo Hospital Buffalo, Minnesota 763-684-7777
Cambridge Medical Center Cambridge, Minnesota 763-689-7700
New Ulm Medical Center New Ulm, Minnesota 507-233-1000
Owatonna Hospital Owatonna, Minnesota 507-451-3850
St. Francis Regional Medical Center Shakopee, Minnesota 952-403-3000
River Falls Area HospitalRiver Falls, Wisconsin715-425-6155
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Total Knee Replacement, fourth edition, ortho-ah-90140
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Orthopedic surgeons Dana Harms, MD (right), and David Labadie, MD perform total knee replacement surgery at Buffalo Hospital.
Watch a total knee replacement surgery on orlive.com.
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