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Prevea Orthopedics provides same-day hip and knee replacement surgery at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital

January 24, 2024 

Sheboygan – Hip and knee pain can significantly impact a person’s mobility and quality of life. When it begins to restrict a person’s life and their daily activities, it may be time to consider surgery. 

Prevea Orthopedics surgeons, Drs. Joseph McCormick, Scott Haskins and Patrick Riggle specialize in hip and knee joint replacement surgery at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan. In addition to traditional inpatient surgery, they specialize in same-day procedures which allows qualified patients to receive surgery and go home the same day without the need for a hospital stay. 

These orthopedic surgeons frequently provide innovative and minimally invasive techniques for hip and knee joint replacements, resulting in quicker patient recovery, reduced discomfort, and faster rehabilitation compared to traditional joint replacement procedures. 

The experts at Prevea Orthopedics help each patient determine if sameday hip or knee replacement surgery is the most appropriate course of action. Depending on a person’s age, concerns, urgency, pain level, and the extent of arthritic progression, surgeons can establish whether a patient is a candidate for same-day hip or knee replacement or if an inpatient hospital stay is more appropriate. 

Deciding whether same-day joint replacement surgery is the best option, begins with X-rays to assess the condition of a person’s hip or knees, followed by a physical examination to evaluate their functionality. The process concludes with a range-of-motion test to determine joint flexibility. Utilizing this information, the orthopedic team at Prevea will weigh all factors to determine whether an individual is a good candidate for same-day joint replacement surgery. 

Prevea Orthopedics ensures all surgical patients are ready for the road to recovery. Through Prevea’s Joints inMotion program, patients who receive hip or knee replacements are offered post-operative physical therapy, hands-on demonstrations of exercises, and convenient appointment times to help ensure the joint replacement surgery is followed by a speedy recovery. In fact, 95% of Prevea’s Joints inMotion patients rate their experience as “good” or “very good”, with three out of four hip and knee replacement patients indicating they experienced no pain or just mild pain six weeks following surgery. 

When same-day hip or knee replacement surgery is the best option, patients take comfort knowing their surgery will be performed at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, conveniently located near where their initial appointments with Prevea took place. Both HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital and Prevea take pride in collectively offering the right orthopedic care, right here - in Sheboygan. 

Drs. Riggle, Haskins and McCormick see patients at various Prevea locations throughout the Lakeshore region including in Kohler, Manitowoc, Plymouth and Sheboygan and provide surgery at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan. Schedule an appointment with the doctors by calling (920) 458-3791 or at prevea.com.


About HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital

HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital has been delivering high quality health care to Sheboygan and its surrounding communities since 1890. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital provides a comprehensive range of services that include cancer care, women’s services, 24-hour emergency care, digestive health, orthopedics, cardiac, home health and hospice care. The hospital’s primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of high quality and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.  An affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. To learn more, visit www.stnicholashospital.org.

About Hospital Sisters Health System

Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org.  For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.

Prevea Orthopedics provides same-day hip and knee replacement surgery at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital
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