After 10 years of knee pain, patient and Fitness Instructor Kathie Greenberg, 68, is back in action with a second set of knees.
NorthShore’s highly-trained specialists take a unique, patient-specific approach, focused on individual needs, goals and activity levels. Recognized experts in hip and knee reconstruction, our orthopaedic surgeons stay ahead of the curve with the latest techniques and technology and offer a wide array of procedures designed to return patients to their active lives as quickly as possible.
Our integrated, multidisciplinary joint replacement program features comprehensive patient education and seamless transitions from pre-operative care through post-operative rehabilitation.
We are dedicated to high quality care and ensuring the best outcomes for patients. Anesthesia and pain management specialists are critical partners in our program, as are specially-trained nurses. We are outcomes driven, and work collaboratively to maintain excellence in patient safety and comfort.
The NorthShore Total Joint Replacement Center (TJRC) is a designated Blue Distinction® Center from Blue Cross and Blue Shield for its hip and knee replacement programs. The award, based on nationally consistent criteria, recognizes several areas of quality, including treatment expertise, the number of procedures performed every year and patient outcomes.
State-of-the-art joint replacement units at NorthShore’s Skokie and Glenbrook Hospitals benefit patients, and our rapid recovery protocol is designed to get patients out of bed the day of surgery and speed healing and rehabilitation with shorter hospital stays.
Education is an important element of our program; NorthShore’s specialists provide training to University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine residents and share their expertise with other surgeons interested in the latest innovations.
Our vast joint replacement registry enables us to track outcomes and conduct research aimed at continued quality improvement. Clinical trials offer our patients access to the latest techniques and technology.
NorthShore hip and knee surgeons are uniquely qualified to care for patients with severe osteoarthritis or injury and provide a wide array of treatment options including: