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The NCH Advantage • Expertise

Complete continuum of care

At NCH our multidisciplinary approach to orthopedic patient care means we partner with you every step of the way, whether you’re having a joint replacement surgery like knee replacement or hip replacement, or receiving treatment for a condition like rheumatoid arthritis or tendonitis.

Our team of skilled orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, specially trained nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and case managers work to develop and implement a treatment plan for each stage of your recovery. That plan includes:

  • Pre-operative educational program—This program will familiarize you with what to expect during and after knee replacement, hip replacement or other joint replacement surgeries.
  • Pre- and post-operative pain management—Advanced, customized pain management helps block pain before it starts and helps get you back on your feet faster.
  • Physical therapyPhysical therapists are available for inpatients seven days a week to help you recover more quickly.
  • Follow-up treatment plan—Before you leave the hospital, we establish a personalized follow-up therapy and home healthcare services plan for you.

A tradition of expertise

More than 30 years ago, NCH surgeons pioneered arthroscopic surgery in our area. Today, our more than 40 board-certified orthopedic specialists continue to advance the field of orthopedics. Currently, our surgeons perform more than 700 knee replacement, hip replacement and other joint replacement surgeries each year—placing our program in the top 10 for joint replacement volume in the Chicago area.

Through every procedure, they are supported by a nursing staff that’s achieved Magnet® status—a designation that places us in the top 6 percent of hospitals nationwide for nursing care. This wealth of experience translates into better care, and often better outcomes, for every patient we see.

Get your FREE Joint Health Kit!

This helpful kit is filled with valuable information to keep your joints pain-free. To order yours, call NCH HealthConnection at 847.618.4YOU (4968).

If you are having orthopedic surgery, visit the Patients section for all of the pre-op information you need.

To get a physician referral for your orthopedic needs, call HealthConnection at 847.618.4YOU (4968), view our team of orthopedic specialists, or use our online tool to find a physician who is right for you.

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Last Updated 04/10/2009