From mending sprained ankles to knee replacements, SJMO’s nationally rated orthopedics program improves your mobility and restores your quality of life. St. Joe's has been named a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacements and Spine Surgery by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBS).
According to BCBS, research confirms that Blue Distinction Centers+ demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients, with lower rates of complications and readmissions than their peers. Blue Distinction Center+ also are more than 20 percent more cost-efficient. St. Joe’s has repeatedly won top honors for patient safety and quality of care. In recent months, we were designated as one of the best 100 hospitals in the U.S. and a Community Value Five Star facility for the value you receive from the care we provide. We also have been recognized with a five-star/excellence award for hip replacement, knee replacement and hip fracture care, and our patient satisfaction scores are in the top 10 percent n the nation.
SJMO’s Joint Care Center offers personalized programs for total knee or hip replacement. The Center serves as a model for hospitals across the country. SJMO also has a renowned Foot and Ankle program, which specializes in artificial ankle replacement, postural and post-traumatic deformities, diabetic conditions and arthritic foot care. In addition, the orthopedic program offers acute trauma care around the clock at the SJMO Emergency Center (EC).
Our orthopedic surgeons use cutting-edge procedures like kyphoplasty and minimally invasive surgery. Diagnostics such as MRI and the latest CT scanning equipment help our physicians get to the bottom of even the most complex problems. Our renowned rehabilitation programs help our patients quickly resume functional, active lifestyles. In fact, for many procedures, our recovery time is considerably less than the national averages. Some surgeons and patients opt to use our outpatient facility, the Alice Gustafson Surgical Center. The center offers the convenience of a freestanding clinic with the peace of mind that comes with being on a hospital campus.
Our orthopedic services
SJMO orthopedics offers Free Monthly Educational Seminars given by physicians so that you may learn first-hand about a specific orthopedic concern. Our care includes the following:
- Foot and ankle disorders.
- General orthopedics.
- Hand and wrist disorders.
- Spine disorders.
- Joint reconstruction and replacement.
- Orthotics and prosthetics services.
- Outpatient procedures.
- Pediatric orthopedics.
- Physical therapy.
- Sports medicine.
- Trauma surgery.
- Treatment of fractures.
- Workplace injuries.
- 24-hour emergency care.
Research and advancements
Orthopedic research and advancements have greatly improved clinical outcomes. People with chronic knee, hip or shoulder pain have more options today than before. With the reduction or alleviation of the pain, our patients can return to their optimal functioning potential. If you would like a referral to a member of the SJMO orthopedic team, call us at 800-372-6094.