Joint Replacement Center at Portneuf Medical Center

Expert Care; Experienced Health Care Team

With a legacy of innovation and leadership in joint replacement surgery, Portneuf is well positioned for the future.

As leaders, we recognize that the perioperative needs of our joint replacement patients are unique and different from other hospitalized patients. With this knowledge, in 2012, we opened the Portneuf Total Joint Center, a center dedicated specifically to care for our special joint patients. In 2021, we expanded the Portneuf Total Joint Unit and opened a larger, new state-of-the art orthopedic unit designed with your needs, your expectations, and your recovery in mind.

Today, we are doing over 1,000 replacements annually and we do so with a 97 percent patient satisfaction rate. The joint center is staffed by a team of well-trained nurses solely dedicated to joint replacement patients. Rapid recovery protocols and pain management techniques have evolved over the past decade. As a collective result, we are seeing a decreasing length of stay; presently, over 30 percent of our patients are going home in 24 hours or fewer.

Our continued commitment to excellence, a significant reduction in readmission rates, and quicker recovery times have placed us in an excellent position for the future. Our care team is active, both educationally and clinically, we have access to many of the latest treatments and newest technologies. We consistently rank among the top in the northwest region for performing cutting-edge and innovative orthopedic surgeries. In fact, studies show that our total joint replacement patients are happier, healthier and stronger after surgery than patients at many other facilities.

The Total Joint Center and our advanced joint replacement program can help you return to an active lifestyle and a higher quality of living.

Visit Portneuf Orthopedics to find your expert.

Visiting the Orthopedic Total Joint Center

Family and friends are welcome to visit their loved one per current hosptial visitation policy.

We expect visitors to be respectful of the patient they are visiting as well as other patients in the department.

At times, our patients may be on Isolation precautions indicated by a sign outside the door. Family and visitors should follow the isolation precautions (Personal Protective Equipment) and guidelines as directed.

For the safety of our patients who require extra assistance while ambulating, please contact a staff member to assist with mobility.


Be sure to reveiw our educational joint school material HERE.

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