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Orthopedic Services

Here with you for what matters most. Whether you’re preparing for your next big sporting event or simply want to take care of your garden without pain, our skilled orthopedic specialists will help you regain your strength and flexibility.

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Whether the game you love, the garden you nurture, or playing with the children who keep you young, our orthopedic experts will be by your side with compassionate care that gets you back to what matters most. We offer a full range of medical and surgical joint care, using minimally invasive techniques that can often reduce pain, shorten recovery time and leave minimal scarring.  

For more information, call 217-347-1790.

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Care that meets the highest standards

St. Anthony’s is one of two hospitals in Illinois (the other is in Dekalb) to have achieved The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification.

The Joint Commission is a prestigious, independent accrediting body that defines health care excellence across the nation. In order to receive this certification, St. Anthony’s had to prove that it meets the highest standards in care from a patient’s first visit with a surgeon through rehabilitation and post-surgical care.

Along with our Joint Commission certification for total shoulder replacement, this advanced certification in total hip and knee replacements demonstrates our commitment to elevating the quality, consistency and safety of our orthopedic care. You’ll notice the difference from your first appointment until your last.

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Returning to your active life

St. Anthony’s wants your joint replacement surgery to be a successful experience so that you can get back to normal activity and enjoy life without joint discomfort. 

After surgery, our Orthopedic Care department is designed for a comfortable recovery. It features private rooms and a physical therapy area. Once discharged your physician may order outpatient physical therapy. St. Anthony's Physical Rehabilitation Department has a well trained staff of physical therapists who specialize in post op joint replacement of the knee and hip.

HSHS Home Care offers skilled healthcare to patients in their homes. You must have a physician’s recommendation to receive Home Care. The physician evaluates your condition and a treatment plan is established.

The Bone & Joint program’s class nurses will follow-up with you in four to six weeks after surgery. They can answer questions you may have about your new joint after you have been home for awhile, such as exercise and care of the joint.

Orthopedic services include

  • Foot arthroscopy
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Hammertoe surgery
  • Fracture care
  • Tendon and ligament repair
  • Forefoot and rearfoot surgery
  • Fracture care – adult and pediatric
  • Polytrauma pelvic and acetabular fractures
  • Complex articular fractures
  • Upper and lower extremity fractures - nonunion and malunion
  • Minimally invasive fracture care
  • Hand surgery
  • Fracture care for hand and fingers
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Trigger finger release
  • Tendon and nerve repair
  • Total knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Total hip replacement – anterior, anteriolateral and posterior approach
  • Hip resurfacing
  • ACL knee surgery
  • Hamstring surgery
  • Patellar tendon surgery
  • Joints inMotion program
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Fracture care
During your hospital stay, you may need inpatient physical or occupational therapy to help you regain independence.

Physical therapy will assist you in restoring movement, relieving pain and/or regaining strength. Your therapists will work closely with your doctor to develop a customized treatment plan to get back to enjoying your favorite activities.