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.
Read through these pages at your own pace before you have surgery, and write out any questions you have for your health care team.
Your health care team will work with you and your care circle to create a recovery plan that is right for you. They will be available to answer any questions you have.
Your health care team looks forward to caring for you!
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, Minnesota763-236-8860Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus Joint Replacement CenterFridley, Minnesota763-236-8860 United HospitalSt. Paul, Minnesota651-241-5390
Abbott Northwestern Hospital's Joint Replacement CenterMinneapolis, Minnesota612-775-4609
Mercy Hospital Joint Replacement CenterCoon Rapids, Minnesota763-236-8860
Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus Joint Replacement CenterFridley, Minnesota763-236-8860
United HospitalSt. Paul, Minnesota651-241-5390
Buffalo Hospital Buffalo, Minnesota 763-684-7753 or call your surgeon's office for more informationCambridge Medical Center Cambridge, Minnesota 763-689-8700District One HospitalFaribault, Minnesota507-332-4840New Ulm Medical Center New Ulm, Minnesota 507-217-5440Owatonna Hospital Owatonna, Minnesota 507-977-2277Regina HospitalHastings, Minnesota651-404-1342St. Francis Regional Medical Center Shakopee, Minnesota 952-428-2565
Buffalo Hospital Buffalo, Minnesota 763-684-7753 or call your surgeon's office for more information
Cambridge Medical Center Cambridge, Minnesota 763-689-8700
District One HospitalFaribault, Minnesota507-332-4840
New Ulm Medical Center New Ulm, Minnesota 507-217-5440
Owatonna Hospital Owatonna, Minnesota 507-977-2277
Regina HospitalHastings, Minnesota651-404-1342
St. Francis Regional Medical Center Shakopee, Minnesota 952-428-2565
River Falls Area HospitalRiver Falls, Wisconsin715-307-6451
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Knee Replacement, fifth edition, ortho-ah-90140
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts
Dana Harms, MD (right), and
David Labadie, MD perform total knee replacement surgery at
total knee replacement surgery on orlive.com.
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