Joint and spine surgeries differ from other surgeries as patients aren’t
necessarily sick, but rather seek to improve their quality of life. Our
goal is to help them navigate their surgical experience and to get them
on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.
Joint Replacement Procedures
Common joint procedures performed in the Joint and Spine Institute at St.
Joseph Medical Center, include:
- Partial knee replacements
- Total knee replacements
- Total shoulder replacements
- Total elbow replacements
In spinal procedures the goal is to stabilize the spine, reducing pressure
on nerves and/or pain from arthritis and, like joint replacements, improve
the patient’s level of activity and quality
The most common spinal procedures performed in the Joint and Spine Institute
at St. Joseph include:
X-STOP procedures - The X-STOP spacer is a small implant that fits between
two bones in the back of your spine—at the level of the pinched
nerve and lifts the vertebra off the
To learn more about the Joint and Spine Institute at
St. Joseph, call 816-943-2366.