Our orthopaedic team offers surgical and non-surgical solutions to reduce pain, increase mobility and improve the quality of life. A high level of quality orthopaedic care is offered through the Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics at both Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. This partnership program offers a state-of-the-art level of orthopaedic care for the entire North Central Minnesota region. Together, the MCO provider team offers state-of-the-art diagnosis, outpatient treatment and rehabilitation for all types of bone, joint and musculoskeletal conditions. MCO’s comprehensive orthopaedic care includes pre-op education through surgery and hospital stays to follow-up visits and physical therapy.


The Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics developed an innovative Rapid Recovery protocol that manages pain throughout all phases of hip or knee joint replacement surgery. Many patients are able to go home one day after joint replacement surgery. However, each patient is looked at individually and discharge plans are based on a patient’s needs. With Rapid Recovery, patients on average rate their pain on day 1 of surgery 2.8 on a scale of 1 to 10 vs. 4.4 for patients pre-Rapid Recovery.  Knee replacement patients are typically discharged from the hospital in less than two days when the national average is three to four days.


Our orthopaedic team includes experienced physical therapists who coach and guide patients’ recovery before and after surgery. Therapists help hip or knee joint replacement patients get up and walking on the day of surgery and set a schedule for ongoing therapy as needed.




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