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Joint Replacement

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If you have knee or hip pain, joint replacement surgery could help restore your independence and get you back to your daily activities. At the Joint Center at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb, we use the best evidence-based practices to get you on the path to a healthy, pain-free lifestyle quickly.

Why Choose Joint Care in DeKalb

It’s easy to see why the KishHealth System Joint Center draws patients from across northern Illinois and surrounding states:

Kishwaukee Hospital reserves a special area for our joint replacement patients. Accommodations include private rooms and a group activity space for meals and physical therapy.

Our goal is to return you to an active lifestyle as quickly as possible. Most patients will be able to walk the first day after surgery and move toward normal activity in 6-12 weeks.

Joint Center Video

Joint Center Video

A firsthand look at the Joint Center. What goes into the program and what makes it unique. A special place in the hospital has been created for our joint replacement patients, including private hospital rooms and a group activity room for meals and rehab.

Watch the video!

Why Have Joint Replacement Surgery

Each year, more than 700,000 people decide to have joint replacement surgery (most commonly hip replacement or knee replacement surgery). This surgery:

  • Relieves knee pain and hip joint pain from conditions like hip bursitis and degenerative joint disease
  • Restores independence
  • Returns patients to work and the daily activities they love

Related Article:

KishHealth System Joint Center: Amazing Results, International Recognition

We are changing
the joint

  • 1 day hospital stay
  • 96% patients discharged directly home
  • 98% of patients walk more than 300 feet the morning after surgery and have the ability to fully extend their knee to a perfect "0" degrees

Featured Team Members

Rajeev Jain, MD

Rajeev Jain, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Medical Director, Joint Center

Dave Smith, PT

Dave Smith, PT
Joint Center Coordinator

Contact Us

Make an appointment with our Joint Care Coordinator to learn more about our patient-centered process for joint replacement surgery or to schedule a tour.

Dave Smith, Joint Care Coordinator

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