Address: Riverview Joint Center
Riverview Medical Center, Patient Tower 2nd Floor

410 Dewey Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 View Map

Phone: (715) 421-7501
Email: jointcenter@rhahealthcare.org
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About Us

Riverview Joint Center offers our hip, knee and shoulder replacement patients:

Clinical & Service Excellence—Our patient satisfaction scores are outstanding! 98% of our patients rated us at the highest score.

Rapid Recovery & Transition to Home—96% of our patients recover in their own home, rather than a nursing home.

Personal Care—98% of our patients report they would recommend Riverview Joint Center to family and friends.

We believe the key to better outcomes is a commitment to superior education for you and your family. Knowing what to expect each step of the way goes a long way to reducing stress and anxiety and preparing you for a smooth recovery. Our patient-centered approach includes:

  • Consultation on the latest treatment options for knee, hip and shoulder pain—including medications, diet and exercise tips
  • An informative pre-surgery class for joint replacement patients and their coaches
  • A Patient Guidebook covering every aspect of hip and knee replacement
  • Daily newsletters while in the hospital
  • Home care education
  • Our Joint Center Coordinator, a person dedicated to answering your questions and addressing your concerns before and during your hospitalization, and after you transition home

 

 

Riverview Hospital - Joint Center FAQ

Q: When do I need a joint replacement?
A:
There may come a time when knee or hip pain reduces the quality of your life. Everyday activities, such as walking, shopping, yard work or house work can become difficult or unbearable. Taking part in favorite hobbies such as golf or bowling may be a thing of the past because conservative measures like diet, exercise and medications no longer provide relief or alleviate your pain. If this sounds like you, and you would like to get your life back, it may be time to consider joint replacement.

Q: What are the qualifications of your staff?
A:
Riverview Joint Center brings together the team of experienced surgeons of Wisconsin River Orthopaedics and their staff with the specially trained nurses and therapists of Riverview Medical Center. Our goal is to provide seamless, coordinated care and get you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible.

Our staff members are chosen for their positive attitudes, motivational skills, and their desire to provide outstanding service. In addition, they are specially trained to provide comprehensive clinical care for patients undergoing this important procedure.

Q: Where does the surgery and recovery take place?
A:
Your surgery is performed in the surgery department at Riverview Medical Center. Before and after surgery, our patients stay in their own private, modern, spacious rooms on the second floor of Riverview Medical Center’s Patient Tower.

Exercise and therapy are provided individually and in group settings, so our patients can support and encourage one another on the road to recovery. New friendships are made, enhancing the healing process. Your “coach” (family member or friend) is encouraged to participate in group activities and education.

And no hospital gowns for this crowd—you get to wear your own clothes!

Q: How can I find out more?
A:
Our Joint Center Coordinator will be happy to answer any questions you may have about treatment options for arthritis, joint replacement, or how to set up an evaluation with an orthopaedic specialist. Please call the Riverview Joint Center at 715-421-7501 or email us at jointcenter@rhahealthcare.org. We will be happy to guide you through your journey to recovery.