Mercy Medical Center Sioux City

Joint Replacement

Any decision to have surgery should not be taken lightly, and knee and hip replacement surgeries are no exception. Here's how to know whether it's time to consider it:

  • You have knee or hip pain that keeps you awake, or awakens you at night.
  • You have knee or hip pain that limits activities necessary to go about your daily routine, such as getting up from a chair, climbing stairs or getting in and out of a car.
  • You have knee or hip pain that limits activities that give you pleasure (such as walking for exercise, traveling or shopping).
  • You have tried medication for a reasonable period of time, and you still have persistent pain.

Have a discussion with your physician. If you and your doctor decide you should have a new joint, Mercy has a proven approach to joint replacement surgery that has improved the quality of life for hundreds of area residents. From the day the decision is made to replace your joint to your final checkup, you will receive exceptional service and support from our dedicated staff.

If you're considering joint replacement, speak to your primary care physician for a referral to an orthopedic surgeon.