Joint Replacement

When you come to Roper St. Francis Healthcare for a joint replacement, you can expect highly skilled, compassionate doctors who lead the state in joint replacement. Whether you need treatment for your hip, knee or shoulder, our goal is to get you back to the life you love as fast as possible.

The Roper St. Francis Joint Replacement Program includes a team of expert surgeons, nurses and therapists who will make sure you get the care you need from the moment you walk through our doors. Our Roper Hospital and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital have received accreditation as Blue Distinction® Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement by Blue Cross Blue Shield. This accreditation recognizes hospitals that deliver quality care and have better patient results.

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Our joint program


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1,900+ surgeries
Performed per year




1.27 days
Shorter hospital stay

At Roper St. Francis Healthcare, we understand that you want to get back to the active lifestyle you love as quickly as possible. That’s why we’re dedicated to finding an approach that fits your needs.

As one of the most experienced orthopaedic teams in the region, we provide a full range of joint replacement options. Our surgeons have experience with minimally invasive procedures, such as arthroscopic surgery, as well as complex joint replacement surgery.

Advanced technology & robotics

We’re highly skilled in robot-assisted surgery, which allows us to perform knee and hip replacements with precision. Using the advanced Mako® robot-assisted surgery system, we can keep more healthy tissue and bone in place, which leads to less pain and faster recovery times for patients.

Our surgeons also have access to the ExactechGPS® system, which provides CT computer navigation during surgery. This imaging system creates fast and precise 3-D models of the patient’s bones and muscle. These images can help improve accuracy and reduce the need for large incisions, which improves the patient’s pain after surgery.

Streamlined surgery process

We understand that preparing for surgery can be overwhelming. That’s why we consolidate your pre-op appointments as much as possible. Our team will organize your tests and pre-op procedures so you can get into surgery quickly and safely.

To help you get home and recover faster, we offer a same-day discharge program for some joint replacement procedures. This means patients avoid staying overnight in the hospital after their procedure.

Types of joint replacements

Hip Replacement

  • Total hip replacement
  • Revision of total hip replacement
  • Total hip resurfacing
  • Arthroscopy for hip cartilage injury
  • Treatments for avascular necrosis

Knee Replacement

  • Total knee replacement
  • Revision of total knee replacement
  • Unicompartmental knee replacement
  • High tibial osteotomy
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Cartilage repair

Shoulder Replacement

  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Anatomic total shoulder replacement
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Partial (Hemi) shoulder replacement

Patient education resources

A total joint replacement can be a life-changing event, and we want to make sure you can get the most out of your treatment. With that in mind, we’ve created online joint replacement classes. These courses help you prepare for surgery and learn what to expect during and after the procedure. The classes also offer guidance and tips for recovery, so you can get back to activities you love as soon as possible.


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