Total Joint Replacement Surgery | UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Total Joint Replacement

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Orthopaedic team is leading the way in the state. We perform more than 1,500 total joint replacements each year, more than any other Orthopaedic team in Iowa. Such experience leads to many more successful outcomes and less time in the hospital. With new advances in medical technologies and procedures, the outlook for patients undergoing a total joint replacement has never been better!


Total Joint Replacement Classes are held several times each month at our three hospitals. The purpose of the class is to educate patients and families on the steps involved in the total joint replacement process:

  • Preparing for your surgery
  • What to expect the day of surgery
  • Your recovery stay with us

Patient Education

To learn more about about Total joint replacement surgery, read articles written by our surgeons below:

Patient Perspectives

Our joint replacement patients have offered to share their stories with you! Read their patient perspectives.