The Saint Thomas Health joint replacement team includes surgeons,
orthopedic certified nurses, patient care technicians, case managers and
physical therapists. We embrace a team approach in the care of our
patients from pre-operative education to surgery to physical therapy.
Because of this approach, patients have a better understanding of their
condition, restoration of mobility and improved quality of life.
Saint Thomas Health orthopedic surgeons have a rich legacy
in joint replacement, working alongside joint replacement pioneers from
across the world. Our forefathers developed some of the first implants
and vitally important protocols, like specially-designed operating rooms
and infection control practices, which made joint replacement surgery
practical. They also collaborated with the nursing staff to map out
every possible aspect of care.
Many past and present Saint Thomas Health orthopedic
surgeons have been instrumental in research programs and the design of
new technology for joint replacement. This tradition of excellence is
the foundation of Saint Thomas Health's joint replacement
program, which is consistently recognized as one of the best in the
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