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 in specially designed exercise rooms using the latest diagnostic and treatment equipment available. 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 has been recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for our knee replacement and hip replacement program. This distinction signifies that O’Connor met nationally established quality-focused criteria and demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care safety and effectively.
For more information, call O’Connor’s Orthopedics and Joint Replacement program at (408) 947-2730.
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 replacement 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 their recovery. At O’Connor, an integrated care team consists of orthopedic surgeons, nurses, therapists, nutritionists and case managers who work together to help manage symptoms and, if necessary, prepare patients for and recovery from surgery.
Joint Replacement Preoperative Classes
If surgery is needed, patients may attend our preoperative educational classes on total knee, total hip and total shoulder replacement. These classes allow patients to meet the rehabilitation team, become familiar with current surgical procedures and technologies, and provide empowering information that leads 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 at 408-947-3998.
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.