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Shoulder Replacement

The shoulder replacement program at Sanford Health is a comprehensive, evidence-based, best practice level of care focused on you. This program links all aspects of joint replacement surgery into one simple, straightforward and easy-to-understand journey. From pre-operative education to surgery, to rehabilitation and post replacement care, this program is centered around your total care and comfort.

Beginning with a pre-operative educational class, patients selected for the Shoulder Replacement Program through the Center for Joint Success begin their journey. Preparing for surgery is an important aspect of your shoulder replacement. During your visit with the orthopedic surgeon, you will receive a journey map to help guide you through the process. You will visit your primary care physician and we encourage you to visit a dentist if you have not seen one in the past six months. We also want you to consider help at home after discharge and make plans ahead of time to have someone stay with you for a few days to assist you as needed.

You arrive the day of surgery and are cared for by a team dedicated to joint replacements.

You will be out of bed the same day of surgery as you begin your recovery with most patients leaving the hospital after a one or two night stay. You are in good hands with our team of dedicated therapists and nurses, many certified in orthopedic nursing.

Achieving your goals is easier due to the program's unique approaches that are considered best practices throughout the nation. Your "coach" is encouraged to participate to help support you throughout your journey.

Patient education is at the core of our program's success. You will receive helpful information before and after your surgery that is designed to maximize your shoulder replacement journey.

As you continue through your shoulder replacement journey, the team will stay in contact to assure you are achieving the successful end result you desired.

To schedule an appointment, or learn how the shoulder replacement program at Sanford Health Center for Joint Success can help you or a loved one, please contact our location nearest you.

Bemidji, MN

Call us at (218) 751-9746

Bismarck, ND

Call us at (701) 323-8920

Fargo, ND

Call us at (701) 417-6000

Sioux Falls, SD

Call us at (605) 328-2663

Thief River Falls, MN

Call us at (218) 681-4240