Total joint replacements in Salt Lake City, Utah
Thank you for choosing the Total Joint Center at St. Mark’s Hospital for your total joint replacement surgery in Salt Lake City, Utah. Each year, our orthopedic surgeons perform thousands of joint replacements, including ball joint replacements. Our surgeons have also developed many of the new techniques and technologies that are used for a range of orthopedic conditions.
For questions regarding your upcoming joint replacement surgery, or for more information, please call (801) 268-7111.
This joint replacement guide is designed to give you the important information you need to achieve the best outcome from your joint replacement surgery. In this guide, you will learn more about:
- How to prepare for your upcoming surgery
- What to expect before, during, and after surgery and during your hospital stay
- What to expect and what to do to continue your successful recovery at home
Your joint replacement team at St. Mark’s Hospital
The Total Joint Center at St. Mark’s Hospital offers a unique, team approach to prepare and care for patients undergoing a surgical repair of joints anywhere in the body.
Your joint replacement team at St. Mark’s includes your surgeon, your healthcare team – including physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, anesthesiologists, case managers and a nurse navigator – and, of course, you.
Patients who become active partners in their own care achieve better outcomes, like:
- Shorter hospital stays
- Lower infection rates
- Shorter recovery with early return to activity
Your St. Mark’s surgeon and healthcare team evaluate and address your individual needs and develop a customized care plan for your joint replacement surgery.
A nurse navigator will work with you to help you prepare for your surgery, ensure your plan of care is completed and, if necessary, assist with your discharge and follow-up care.
Pre-operative total joint education class
Your total joint replacement care begins with an educational class for you and the coach who will be assisting you through your surgical preparation and recovery.
You are encouraged to attend an educational class before your surgery.
Please review this total joint replacement guide before attending the class, and bring it with you to class.
To learn more about our Total Joint Center, please call (801) 268-7111.