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Orthopedics and Joint Replacement

Personalized and coordinated care. It’s what you can expect when you choose Mercy for the care of your bones, joints and ligaments. The ability to move, work and be active is a part of life we all take for granted. If aging or injured bones and joints make it painful for you to do the activities you love, our orthopedic care team will work with you to eliminate the pain and get you moving again.  

Joint Replacement

The thought of having surgery can be stressful and overwhelming. We’re here to help you every step of the way. Our care team works together to make sure you have the best outcomes after joint replacement surgery. Our Joint Camp Program is designed to educate, prepare and support you throughout the entire joint replacement process. 

Better Results

The reason we offer this coordinated approach to joint replacement surgery is simple: it benefits you! Our patients are reporting higher satisfaction scores, and more are returning home after surgery (as opposed to a skilled care facility). A better experience with better results- it’s what you can expect from Mercy Orthopedics and Joint Replacement. 

Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement

You don’t have to take our word for it! Mercy’s Central Campus and West Lakes hospitals are proud to be designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa. This distinction is proof that Mercy’s joint replacement program demonstrates better quality, improved outcomes for patients, and lower rates of complications and readmissions than other hospitals. 

Program highlighted in Becker's Hospital Review 

Mercy's Joint Replacement Program was recently highlighted in Becker's Hospital Review as one of ten hospitals taking their total joint replacement programs to the next level. Mercy was recognized for initiatives in data analytics, bundled payments, quality improvement and patient satisfaction programs— all which lead to better care for our joint replacement patients! 



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1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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