MAKO® Robotic Orthopedic Surgery

Bone and Joint Program

A Unique Surgical Experience

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's for HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital

Quality Matters


St. Anthony's Orthopedic Center has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Joint Replacement Program Certifications for Total Knee, Hip, and Shoulder.


Do you have:

  • Pain while standing or walking short distances, climbing up or down stairs, or getting in and out of chairs

  • Pain in the knee or hip that has hindered your lifestyle

  • Pain in the knee or hip that you have adapted to as part of getting older

  • Swelling in one or more areas of the knee

  • Knee pain associated with Osteoarthritis (OA)


What is Osteoarthritis (OA)?


Osteoarthritis (OA) is a form of arthritis and a degenerative joint disease characterized by the breakdown and eventual loss of joint cartilage. Cartilage is a protein substance that serves as a cushion between the bones of a joint. With OA, the top layer of cartilage breaks down and wears away, allowing bones under the cartilage to rub together. OA is the most common form of arthritis and a leading cause of disability worldwide

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