Orthopedic Care at Johnston Memorial Hospital

Orthopedic services

If pain is preventing you from moving freely and enjoying life, Johnston Memorial Hospital can help.

Our specialty team provides expert treatment for hip, knee, shoulder, hand, feet and ankle conditions.

We offer a full array of orthopedic services, from preventative and diagnostic testing to joint-replacement surgery and physical therapy.


  • 3 Tesla wide-bore MRI
  • 128-Slice CT
  • Diagnostic X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • PET/CT


  • Comprehensive education class before surgery for total hip and knee replacement patients
  • Functional assessment before surgery


  • Individual and group physical therapy
  • Dedicated support team providing a plan of care for your return home
  • On-site pharmacy

The Joint Replacement Center at Johnston Memorial

Johnston Memorial has developed a comprehensive, planned course of treatment for those undergoing joint replacement surgery. This includes education and preparation prior to surgery as well as continued education, therapy and support during your stay and afterwards.

Many of our patients, who return home three to four days after surgery, have referred to The Joint Replacement Center as “Joint Camp.” This unique, dedicated center is located on the 3rd floor at Johnston Memorial Hospital.

After joint replacement

Therapy starts the day after surgery. Patients have therapy at least twice a day until they are discharged from the hospital.

Physical therapy focuses on getting in and out of bed and a chair, walking in the hallway, and going up and down stairs. Occupational therapy focuses on dressing and getting in and out of the bathtub or shower safely.

Many patients are able to participate in group therapy sessions in our large gym area. This makes therapy more enjoyable as patients and their coaches support each other through the recovery process.

Joint services

  • Total knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Pediatric orthopedics

Learn more

Contact the Joint Replacement Center coordinator at Johnston Memorial – (276) 258-3453.