Joint Replacement Program

Put an end to joint pain

Blue DistinctionOur Joint Replacement Program at Prisma Health has been designated as a Blue Distinction® Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, which means you can count on an excellent team of committed professionals to provide you with high-quality care and consistent outcomes.

We are here to help through each step in your joint replacement surgery, from educating you about the process through recovery at home, making the procedure as comfortable as possible.

Contact us

Our caregivers at Prisma Health Joint Replacement Program are here to help you or a loved one put an end to joint pain. Call today to learn more about joint replacements or to schedule an appointment. Contact us at 803-296-6149.

Our approach to joint replacements

Joint replacement is often performed to ease nagging pain and restore motion to knees and hips damaged by disease, injury or age. We require you to choose a family member or friend to be your "coach" during the entire joint replacement process. Your "coach" will serve you as encourager, personal trainer, household helper, teacher and supporter. Your coach will help you follow guidelines set by the surgeons and other Joint Replacement Program staff. Having someone to stand by your side during this procedure is important to helping reach your goals.

Most people do not consider surgery a pleasant experience. However, joint replacement surgery can be a positive experience that helps you feel better and move more easily after your recovery. 

Our team provides the highest quality of care, and we want you to be a part of this team. We recommend attendance at our monthly class before your surgery. During the class, our Joint Replacement Program team members will discuss:

  • Activities you need to participate in prior to and on the day of admission
  • Making health care decisions, advance directives
  • OR/PACU procedures
  • Physical and occupational therapies
  • Preoperative exercises
  • Nursing care, including postoperative routines and use of equipment
  • Pain management
  • Continuum of care and discharge planning with social worker
  • Sexual activity and total joint replacements
  • Register for the class by contacting Care Call at 803-296-2273.