• Joint Replacement Q & A Videos

  • Joint Replacement Surgery at Summit Medical Center

    On September 8, 2016 Dr. Cafferky, Joint Replacement & Orthopedic Surgeon at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, led a team of experts in a discussion regarding the latest information and considerations for joint replacement surgery. The presentation and subsequent discussion were filmed so that potential patients everywhere could benefit. At St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, we take great pride in having the highest patient satisfaction scores and the best patient outcomes and encourage our patients to take an active role in their health care decisions. That’s why our Total Joint Program starts with classes and doesn’t finish until our patients make a complete recovery. We encourage you to view these videos at your own pace, and when you’re ready to take the next step, we are here to help. 

    Questions? Contact Dori Welch, RN and patient coordinator, to see of our program is right for you.
    Phone: 970-300-5173

    The discussion started with a 30 minute presentation, seen here.  


  • Audience questions to the panel for discussion. 

    Panel members included:

    • Dr. Nathan Cafferky, Orthopedic Surgeon
    • Dori Welch, RN and Total Joint & Spine Program Patient Coordinator
    • Jay, Recent Patient
    • Della Crone, Physical Therapist
    • Dr. Katha Jenkins, Anesthesiologist
    • Kate Reaney, Physician Assistant

    Below find answers from our panel to common topics including timing of surgery, surgical approach and materials. You can also find panel answers to a wide range of specific questions in the subsequent boxes.
  • Am I making things worse by putting off surgery?


  • Anterior vs. posterior approach to hip surgery


  • Choosing a material for hip or knee replacement surgery


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