University Hospitals Hip & Knee Replacement Center of Excellence+
For individuals in need of hip and/or knee replacement surgery, the University Hospitals Hip & Knee Replacement Center of Excellence+ offers a comprehensive range of services that encompasses evaluation, surgery, aftercare and associated ancillary services. Through this program, UH’s specially trained, board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons perform procedures such as knee and hip arthroplasty, offering world-class, compassionate, personalized care for their patients.
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What Is a Center of Excellence+?
At UH, we define Center of Excellence+ (COE+) as a program established to supply an exceptionally high concentration of expertise and related resources centered on a particular area of medicine. A COE+ strives for value, optimal clinical outcomes, a positive patient experience, and lower costs for both patients and employers.
All the services offered through University Hospitals’ Hip & Knee Replacement Center of Excellence+ are bundled together to be paid at a single rate. This approach promotes efficiency and best practices from all caregivers involved as they work together to provide the highest quality patient care while staying within a price point. Program navigators provide concierge-style support, coordinating all specialist appointments and ancillary services and accompanying patients to these appointments.
The UH Hip & Knee Replacement Center of Excellence+ bundled package includes the following:
- Surgeon consult
- Medical records review
- Lab services
- Knee or hip surgery charges for the following:
- Home care nursing visit
- Home care physical therapy visits
- Hip replacement only
- Occupational therapy visit
- Hip kit
- Knee replacement only
- Leg lift
- Cold therapy pack
Procedures offered through the Hip & Knee Replacement Center of Excellence+ include the following:
- Knee Arthroplasty
Knee arthroplasty, also called knee replacement, total knee replacement or partial knee replacement, is surgery designed to relieve pain and restore function in badly diseased knee joints, usually joints with osteoarthritis. The procedure involves the surgical removal of bone and cartilage from the kneecap and replacing it with an artificial joint, or prosthesis, constructed from metal alloys or high-grade plastics.
- Hip Arthroplasty
Hip arthroplasty, also called hip replacement, is a surgical procedure that replaces all or part of the hip joint with a man-made joint (prosthesis) in order to relieve pain and restore joint function. The procedure is most often used to treat hip joint failure caused by osteoarthritis.
To learn more, visit our UH hip and knee replacement surgery page.
Meet the Team
- Matthew Kraay, MD – Program Surgeon
- Steven Fitzgerald, MD – Program Surgeon
- Kelly Dodson-McCrone, RN, BSN, ONC – Program Navigator
- Erica Sevinsky, RN, BSN, ONC – Program Navigator
Preparing for Surgery & Post-Surgery Care
A nurse navigator will assist you in enrolling in CareSense, our digital patient navigation platform that will help you prepare and follow up after your procedure. Through this platform, you can do the following:
- Receive pre-operative education electronically
- Review videos at your convenience (though completion is required prior to surgery)
- Connect with nurse navigators via our CareSense app and ask them any questions you may have
- Complete patient satisfaction surveys
- Using the app, track your patient compliance scores on patient-reported outcomes such as post-surgery pain intensity, mobility, etc.
About the Joint Replacement Surgery Program at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
UH Cleveland Medical Center has a long history of excellence and innovation in joint replacement surgery. Our joint replacement program is dedicated to providing our patients with surgical care of the highest quality, safety and value, helping them return to active, productive lifestyles.
Prior to surgery, all of our patients receive extensive education and a comprehensive evaluation focused on assessment and optimization of their surgical risk at our Center for Perioperative Medicine. Patients undergoing joint replacement surgery at UH Cleveland Medical Center receive outstanding care at our state-of-the-art Center for Joint Replacement and Preservation, which includes a dedicated nursing staff and a physical therapy satellite facility.
Information for Out-of-Town Patients
Getting to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
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Staying & Dining
Stay at the Courtyard Marriott – Cleveland University Circle
While staying in Cleveland, accommodations will be provided for patients and care partners at the Courtyard Marriott, conveniently located across the street from UH Cleveland Medical Center. Your health insurance provider will coordinate all lodging arrangements.
- Valet parking is available
- Shuttle hours are 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. – this complimentary service runs within a 2-mile radius
There are a variety of restaurants in the areas surrounding UH Cleveland Medical Center, including University Circle, Little Italy and Cedar-Fairmount. Click here for a detailed list.
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