Why Choose Us?

Skilled & Comprehensive Orthopedic Care

If bone or joint problems have brought your life to a halt, count on MultiCare Deaconess Hospital to help put you back in motion. Board-certified specialists on the medical staff treat a wide range of conditions, from traumatic and sports-related injuries, to chronic and debilitating arthritis. So whether you want to reclaim your golf game, or just walk up your stairs with greater ease, know that skilled orthopedic care is here in the Inland Northwest.

Nationally Distinguished Hip & Knee Replacement

At Deaconess Hospital's dedicated Joint Restoration Center, orthopedic surgeons specialize in total joint replacement and revision, helping bring life-changing relief to those suffering with severe arthritis and other degenerative conditions. In fact, we've earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for hip and knee replacement. Find confidence knowing we meet the highest, national standards in quality and safety, from pre-op education through follow-up care and beyond.

Learn more about our joint replacement program and simple steps to success.

Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement Solutions

In addition to performing traditional joint replacement and revision procedures, surgeons at our Joint Restoration Center use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. Some of these exciting solutions include:

Anterior Hip Approach: Better Precision, Less Incision
During the anterior approach — a significantly less invasive alternative to standard hip replacement — surgeons use a specially designed table to reach the hip joint from the front, as opposed to the side or back. This way, the hip can be replaced with a single incision, and without disturbing surrounding muscles or tendons.

Immediately following surgery, patients can usually bend their hip freely and bear their full weight when comfortable. Other potential benefits include:

  • Less pain
  • Reduced healing time
  • Reduced risk of dislocation, unequal leg length and other complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker return to the life you love

Partial Knee Replacement: Get Back to Your Life Faster
As an alternative to total knee replacement, Deaconess also offers partial knee replacement. This procedure may be an option if your arthritis is confined to one area of the knee, and conservative treatments like physical therapy, medication or weight loss no longer provide relief.

Because only a single portion of the knee is replaced, you may experience less post-operative pain, a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery and a more natural-feeling joint.

Total Shoulder Replacement: Helping Relieve Pain, Restore Motion
If chronic wear or a sudden injury has left your shoulder feeling severely stiff and painful, total shoulder replacement may offer the relief you need.

Deaconess offers both traditional total shoulder replacement for bone-on-bone osteoarthritis and intact rotator cuff tendons, as well as reverse total shoulder replacement for completely torn rotator cuffs and severe, related arthritis. These procedures can offer significant pain relief and help restore motion, function and strength.

Could Joint Replacement Work for You?
If you think you may be a candidate, then don't miss one of our free informational seminars, held right near the hospital. A board-certified orthopedic surgeon will walk through your options, and see if a hip, knee, or procedure can help you enjoy a new lease on life.

Call 509-473-5755 to save your spot at an upcoming seminar. Also be sure to download these helpful joint replacement guides.

Unique Joint Replacement Journey

MultiCare Deaconess Hospital takes a wellness approach to the joint replacement experience. Instead of facing surgery and recovery alone, you'll be part of a small group of patients who support each other every step of the way.

It starts with a pre-op class, where you'll learn what to expect through the entire process. After surgery, you'll check into your own private room on our dedicated orthopedic floor. A physical therapist will keep you moving while you enjoy a host of amenities for a peaceful and productive stay:

  • Nurses and support staff who specialize in caring for joint patients
  • Your own loose, comfy clothes — no drafty hospital gowns
  • In-room recliner and other specialized equipment
  • Morning newsletters with tips and inspiration to meet each day's goals
  • Twice-a-day group therapy, where you and your floormates can cheer each other on
  • Joint program coordinator to answer questions and ensure a smooth transition home

Of course, you'll have to come back for our complementary reunion lunch, to reconnect with old friends and celebrate your success!

Dedicated Joint Coordinator: Personalized Support

Facing any surgery can bring some unease — but at the MultiCare Deaconess Joint Restoration Center, you're never alone on the journey.

Our dedicated Joint Program Coordinator is here to ensure your experience is as seamless and stress-free as possible.

Count on our Joint Program Coordinator to:

  • Contact you with information on our pre-operative joint replacement class
  • Review what to expect before, during and after your procedure
  • Make sure your needs are met while you recover in our dedicated orthopedic unit
  • Offer answers, comfort and encouragement every step of the way

In addition to one-on-one work, our coordinator also hosts free outreach seminars to help our Spokane-area communities better understand joint pain and treatment options. Topics include "Fall Prevention" and "Helpful Hints for Arthritis". For more information about an upcoming community event, call 509-473-5755.

Care For a Wide Range of Conditions

MultiCare Deaconess Hospital offers comprehensive care for a wide range of orthopedic injuries and disorders. The skilled team — featuring orthopedic surgeons, physical and occupational therapists, specially trained nurses and more — is focused on relieving your pain and returning you to the life you love.

Advanced imaging technologies like 3D MRI help these specialists pinpoint the issue and get you on the fast track to treatment.

We use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to treat:

  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid) and other chronic joint diseases
  • ACL injuries
  • Back, neck and leg pain
  • Bone disease, including osteoporosis and osteomyelitis
  • Hand and wrist pain
  • Hip or knee pain and stiffness
  • Herniated discs
  • Foot and ankle conditions
  • Fractures and other orthopedic trauma
  • Sprains, strains and damage to tendons and muscles
  • Repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal compression fractures
  • Sports-related injuries

Comprehensive Spine Care

Most everyone suffers from back or neck pain at some point in their life. Whether it's short lived or chronic, the effects can have a huge impact on how you feel and live. Spine surgeons on the medical staff at Deaconess are here to help get you back on track. They're skilled in minimally invasive techniques for even complex procedures like kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty to stabilize osteoporosis-related fractures.

Learn more about our spine care program and all the ways we offer relief.

Rehabilitation To Feel And Move Like You Again

Get back to your life following an orthopedic injury, illness or procedure with MultiCare Deaconess Hospital's comprehensive rehabilitation services. Therapies are tailored to your unique needs, with an overall focus on relieving pain and restoring strength, function and mobility. If you're recovering in our dedicated orthopedic unit after surgery, you'll work closely with a physical therapist to achieve daily goals and return home with confidence.

Don't Live with Pain. See an Orthopedic Specialist.

Deaconess Hospital provides life-changing orthopedic care to residents of Spokane, Newport, Deer Park, Mead and our surrounding Inland Northwest communities.

Find an orthopedic specialist who can help you find relief.