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Knee & Hip Joint Replacement

Every year, more than 700,000 patients in the U.S. undergo joint replacement. Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth is one of the largest joint replacement centers in Minnesota. We perform nearly 1,000 joint replacements each year. Our highly trained orthopedic surgeons also complete joint replacement procedures at Essentia Health-Virginia for added convenience for local patients.

Our Center for Joint Replacement includes an expert team of specially trained joint care surgeons, nurses, care coordinators and rehabilitation professionals to provide personalized care before, during and after your joint replacement. Our team devotes their time exclusively to joint replacement so they can provide state-of-the-art treatment to meet your needs and you know what to expect.

Specialty Training Give You Better Outcomes

Our surgeons received additional training in joint replacement. Focusing their practice on joint replacement allows our surgeons to become specialized and create better outcomes for their patients. Research shows the more often a surgeon performs a certain surgery, the greater their skill.  Because our surgeons have such in depth training and experience, you can be sure you are in good hands.

Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center Awards & Recognition

Healthgrades: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ – Recognizing hospitals for superior outcomes in knee and hip replacement. Patients who have these surgeries at these nationally recognized hospitals have a lower risk of experiencing a complication during their hospital stay.

Blue Cross Blue Shield: Blue Distinction Center – Recognizing hospitals for their proven expertise, high quality care and patient results.

U.S. News Best Hospitals Rankings: High performing in Hip Replacement

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