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Joint Replacement

Find Relief from Joint Pain

If knee pain and hip joint pain are keeping you from the life you love, joint replacement could be the answer. The nationally recognized joint replacement program at Centegra’s hospitals in McHenry and Woodstock achieves exceptional outcomes and provides ongoing support for patients before, during, and after joint replacement surgery.

The joint replacement program in McHenry County offers the following advantages:

The Anterior Approach to Total Hip Replacement

In addition to conventional total hip replacement surgeries, Centegra offers the anterior approach to total hip replacement. In this minimally invasive procedure, the orthopedic surgeon makes a small incision in the front (anterior) of the hip in order to reach the hipbone through the natural gap between the muscles without having to detach and reattach other leg muscles. Benefits of the anterior approach include:

  • A smaller incision
  • Faster recovery time
  • Reduced risk of dislocation

Total Knee Replacement

When your knee pain has become too great to tolerate, knee replacement surgery at Centegra may be the next step. Centegra performs hundreds of knee replacement surgeries each year and achieves outcomes that exceed national standards.

If you have exhausted conservative treatment options such as medications, injections, and restricted activity and cannot find relief from knee pain, turn to the experts at Centegra.

A Joint Step Forward

Centegra’s joint replacement pre-surgical education class “A Joint Step Forward” is highly-recommended to our patients to best prepare them for total joint surgery and rehabilitation to ensure maximum success. It is an informational, 90-minute program taught by nurses and therapists who provide care, direction, and support throughout the entire healing process.

This class is an excellent opportunity to learn in-depth about what to expect, review joint replacement educational materials, receive on the spot answers to questions, and meet a few of our experts so you know a friendly face once your surgery is complete.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Pre and Post Surgery Preparation
  • Pain Control
  • Nursing Care
  • Physical/Occupational Therapy
  • Care Coordination
  • Pre and Post Surgical Home Exercise Programs

Centegra’s joint replacement pre-Surgical education class “A Joint Step Forward” occurs once a week at either Centegra Hospital-McHenry or Centegra Hospital-Woodstock. Classes are held in the conference rooms on the first floor near the east entrance of the facility.

If you are already scheduled for joint replacement surgery, a pre-surgical testing nurse will call you to schedule your upcoming class, or you may schedule your session directly by calling either hospital location:

Centegra Hospital-McHenry: (815) 759-4176

Centegra Hospital-Woodstock: (815) 334-3166

Finger Joint Replacement

Arthritis of the hands and fingers can make your favorite activities painful or even impossible. Centegra is the first health system in McHenry County to offer finger joint replacement, a revolutionary surgery that aids patients suffering from painful arthritis or finger joint injuries.

During the procedure, the joint is replaced with a new device made of plastic and titanium. After surgery, patients immediately begin physical therapy to improve their range of motion, with strengthening exercises beginning after about four weeks of healing.