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Orthopedic Care at Saint Joseph Hospital

If bone, joint or muscle problems have put your life on pause, count on Saint Joseph Hospital to help you get moving again.

Each of our orthopedic surgeons is fellowship-trained and board-certified, bringing the highest level of care to our Lexington and central Kentucky communities. We specialize in diagnosing and treating many types of conditions, including:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Tears
  • Inflammations
  • Degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis and arthritis
  • Age-related deterioration
  • Tumors

We always start by listening, to understand how the pain is impacting you. Then together, we’ll create a personal plan to wellness, whether that’s personalized physical therapy and pain management options, or the latest, minimally invasive surgical techniques that can help you get back faster to what you love. 

To make your appointment, call 859.313.2255 or find an orthopedic specialist anytime online.

Everything You Need for Lasting Relief

Let us help you start feeling, and living, like you again with:

Nationally Recognized Joint and Spine Programs

Saint Joseph Hospital has proudly earned designation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction® Center+ in hip and knee replacement, as well as spine surgery. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities shown to deliver better patient safety and health outcomes, with fewer hospital readmissions. 

The Joint Commission Gold SealWe have also earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

Multi-Skilled Team Approach

Depending on your unique needs, our orthopedic surgeons and specialists will coordinate your care with other experts in neurosurgery, sports medicine, pain management, internal medicine and physical therapy, among others. This allows us to provide the most personalized and effective treatment plan.

Better Precision, Less Incision

Whenever possible, our surgeons use some of the most minimally invasive techniques available for joint replacement and other procedures. That includes options like the direct anterior approach for hip replacement, which allows your surgeon to reach the hip joint from the front, as opposed to the side or back. This way, the hip can be replaced with a single incision, and without disturbing surrounding muscles or tendons.

Immediately following surgery, patients can usually bend their hip freely and bear full weight when comfortable. Other potential benefits include:

  • Less pain
  • Reduced tissue healing required
  • Reduced risk of dislocation, unequal leg length and other complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker return to the life you love

Joint Academy: Prep for Surgery with Confidence

Have an upcoming joint replacement or spinal fusion? Join our orthopedic experts for a unique program that takes the mystery out of your surgery. You’ll meet members of your joint replacement care team, learn what to expect at each step and get the information and tools you need for a smooth and successful recovery. Learn more and register.

Nurse Navigator: Personalized Support Through the Journey

Joint replacement surgery may feel a little overwhelming, but at Saint Joseph Hospital, you’re never alone on the journey.

Our specially trained orthopedic nurse navigator is here to ensure your experience is as seamless and stress-free as possible.

Count on your navigator to:

  • Provide a single point of contact to make sure your needs are meet
  • Guide you from pre-surgery to post-surgery care and through rehabilitation and recovery at home
  • Review what to expect before, during and after your procedure
  • Offer answers, comfort and encouragement every step of the way

Personalized Rehabilitation Programs

Get back to your life following an orthopedic injury, illness or procedure with our inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Therapies are tailored to your unique needs, with an overall focus on relieving pain and restoring strength, function and mobility. If you’re hospitalized after joint replacement or another procedure, our physical therapists strive to have you up and walking the same day as surgery and ready to return home with confidence.

To schedule an appointment, call 859.313.2255.