Tackling Joint Pain at Joint University


Return to an Active Lifestyle

Joint University (JU) is a place, a program, and a team of exceptional orthopedic surgeons and clinicians who deliver outstanding care to individuals choosing to have joint replacement surgery. Each member of Joint University’s multidisciplinary team has been selected for his or her exceptional abilities, positive attitude and outstanding motivational skills.

Joint University gives patients a head start before their surgeries, puts them on the road to successful healing and shorter recovery, and provides a support network extending far into their futures as they move into a vastly improved quality of life.

Pre-Surgical Education

In preparation for an upcoming procedure, the care team at Weiss requests that new patients complete a 6-step pre-surgical education process that includes what to expect before, during and after your procedure. You also will be asked to complete required questionnaires designed to better understand your condition.

Please complete your required education one week prior to your surgery date.

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Gold Seal for Hip and Knee ReplacementGold Seal of Approval
Weiss Memorial Hospital was the first in the Chicago area to receive The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hip and Knee Joint Replacements.

Leader in Innovation

We are a leader in innovative minimally invasive joint replacement surgical techniques, many of our patients travel from throughout the United States to receive the specialized joint replacement care available only at Weiss.

Joint University, where patients stay after surgery, is located on the fourth floor of Weiss Memorial Hospital in a fully remodeled space. All 14 patient rooms are private and most overlook Lake Michigan.

Joint University at Weiss Memorial Hospital is unlike any other joint replacement program because:

  • JU is Joint Commission accredited for hip and knee replacements.
  • It provides an environment that emphasizes wellness and maximizes recovery efforts through education, a culture of early mobility, family involvement and group interaction.
  • It offers the latest minimally invasive and rapid-recovery techniques in hip and knee replacement surgery, including advanced analgesic techniques to decrease post-operative pain and nausea, as well as cosmetic wound-closure techniques.
  • It takes a long-term view of the patient experience, offering follow-up calls tracking patient satisfaction with the process.

Contact Our Care Coordinator

Our  orthopedic patients have access to a personal care coordinator, often called the orthopedic concierge. The care coordinator is the guide and “safety net” for each patient’s care.

Contact Joint Care Coordinator Alan Given at (773) 564-5680 or request an appointment online for further information about Joint University.