Orthopedics and Joint Replacement

Whether coping with arthritis or getting treatment for a new injury, orthopedic patients at O’Connor Hospital benefit from our excellent and compassionate care. Our board certified physicians and staff use the latest technology to provide rehabilitative services to treat our patients and get them back on their feet.

Award-Winning Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery

O’Connor’s Orthopedics and Joint Replacement Program includes physician specialists, nurses and therapists who care for patients experiencing orthopedic problems related to bones and joints, such as their hips and knees, or arthritis. Physical therapists help patients regain the ability to move and function. This comprehensive approach to orthopedics has garnered us many honors. O’Connor Hospital has met the rigorous guidelines set by The Joint Commission and has received Center of Excellence designation in Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement.

O’Connor Hospital also was recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) as a Blue Distinction Center+ for its knee replacement and hip replacement program. We are one of only a few medical centers in the Bay Area to receive this “plus” distinction, which is the higher of two distinctions BCBSA awards. Blue Distinction Centers+ meet criteria emphasizing patient safety, outcomes and cost-of-care measures.

For more information, call O’Connor’s Orthopedics and Joint Replacement program at (408) 947-2873.

Is Joint Replacement Surgery for You?

For many patients, surgery is the first step in a long rehabilitation process to help improve their quality of life. For orthopedic patients, hip replacement or knee Orthpedics_webreplacement surgery, followed by physical therapy, helps them move and walk less painfully. O’Connor Hospital orthopedic surgeons offer computer-assisted, minimally invasive joint replacement surgery using the sophisticated Stryker Navigational System.

Integrated Continuum of Care

For joint replacement surgery patients, our continuum of care is central to your recovery. At O’Connor, your integrated care team consists of orthopedic surgeons, nurses, therapists, nutritionists and case managers who work together to help you manage your symptoms and, if necessary, prepare for and recover from surgery.

If you do need surgery, your surgeon may have you attend our preoperative joint replacement class. Our experts will:

  • Tell you what to expect after surgery.
  • Teach you exercises that will help you recover quickly.
  • Review techniques and adaptive equipment that will assist you in normal daily activities.
  • Provide a tour of the orthopedic unit.
  • Visit with a case manager to discuss your discharge plans.

Joint Replacement Preoperative Classes

We offer preoperative educational classes on total knee, total hip and total shoulder replacement. These classes allow you to meet the rehabilitation team, become familiar with current surgical procedures and technologies, and provide you with empowering information to lead you to a speedy recovery.

Classes take place on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. on the 5th Floor, Ortho/Neuro/Spine Unit.

  • Total Hip Replacement: Classes are typically held on the second and fourth Mondays throughout the year.
  • Total Knee Replacement: Classes are held typically on the first and third Mondays throughout the year.
  • Total Shoulder Replacement: Call for scheduling.

Arthritis Education: We also offer free arthritis educational information, in addition to a variety of community health and preoperative classes. Further information is also available at the Arthritis Foundation.

Physical Therapy for Orthopedic Patients
O’Connor Hospital’s orthopedic program features a specially designed exercise room for physical therapy, as well as the latest diagnostic and treatment equipment available. For patients needing spine surgery, a special operating room table called the Jackson Spinal Table provides the most advanced technology today for positioning the patient during surgery. This allows the operating room staff to safely and efficiently rotate patients during delicate spinal procedures.