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Orthopedic services

The orthopedics program at United Hospital is supported by skilled orthopedic surgeons and a dedicated multidisciplinary team of professionals from nursing, pharmacy, social services, respiratory care and nutrition services.

Rehabilitation services are available and include physiatry, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology.

United Hospital's orthopedic services continue to lead the way with superior care that puts our patients' well-being first. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the best care possible every step of the way.

Orthopedic specialists have access to excellent programs and facilities that focus on our patients' needs. These include:

  • inpatient and day surgery facilities
  • dedicated 26-bed inpatient care unit
  • advanced diagnostics through United Hospital Medical Imaging and St. Paul Radiology
  • preoperative education for total joint patients
  • education on pain
  • dedicated inpatient physical therapy station on the inpatient care unit
  • outpatient rehabilitation available through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute services
  • comprehensive discharge planning

Programs focus on patients in need of:

  • general orthopedic care
  • fracture care
  • total joint replacement (hip and knee)
  • spine care
  • shoulder orthopedics
  • hip care
  • knee orthopedics
  • foot, ankle, hand and upper extremity surgery

Joint Replacement Center

The Joint Replacement Center is designed to promote healing for orthopedic patients. The 26 bed unit is dedicated to patients with orthopedic conditions and designed to provide a group setting for total joint replacement patients.

Designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement(sm)
United Hospital has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement demonstrate an expertise to quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for patients, by meeting objective clinical measures developed in collaboration with expert physician panels and national medical organizations. To earn the Blue Distinction, United Hospital had to meet additional criteria around clinical outcomes, participation in the nationally recognized Surgical Care Improvement Project, providing perioperative patient education, as well as establishing experienced surgical teams and quality programs.

Note: Designation as Blue Distinction Centers® means these facilities' overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians' and leading professional organizations' recommendations. Individual outcomes may vary. To learn more about Blue Distinction®, please visit or contact Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.