Joint Replacement

Roper St. Francis Healthcare leads the region in joint replacement experience, performing 1,900 surgeries per year. On average, patients spend just 1.27 days in the hospital following surgery. With our outstanding outcomes, Roper Hospital and Roper St. Francis Mt. Pleasant Hospital are designated Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacements by Blue Cross Blue Shield. And Roper Hospital is designated “high performing” by US News and World Report for hip fractures, hip replacements and knee replacements.

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Joint replacement surgery


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1,900+ surgeries
Performed per year




1.27 days
Shorter hospital stay

At Roper St. Francis Healthcare, we’re typically first in the region to introduce advanced minimally invasive techniques that speed recovery and decrease pain – reducing the need for heavy pain medication.

  • Advanced Mako® robot-assisted surgery system
  • Implant fixation
  • Functional implant positioning.

In addition, for hip replacements, we can use “bikini incisions” for appropriate patients – very small diagonal incisions in front of the hip that minimize scarring and lead to faster recovery.

Why choose Roper St. Francis Healthcare hip and knee specialists?

  • A team of highly skilled and compassionate surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and therapists.
  • Providing a full range of treatment options.
  • A streamlined process to improve outcomes and shorten hospital stays.
  • Offering a same-day discharge program for many procedures to help get you home and recover faster.

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
  • Uni-compartmental knee replacement
  • High tibial osteotomy
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Cartilage repair

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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