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Joint Camp

What is Joint Camp?

Joint Camp is a special approach to hip, knee or shoulder replacement offered at our Medical Centers in Alma and Midland. The specialized care and patient camaraderie in this program have led to faster recovery times, higher patient satisfaction, lower risk of infection and improved clinical outcomes.

The program begins with education to help you know what to expect.  Your surgery is performed by one of our board-certified orthopedic surgeons. After your surgery, you'll stay in a private room in a separate hospital unit dedicated to Joint Camp. Here you'll share therapy and meals with other patients who are going through the same surgery and recovery process you are. 

Program Overview

The MidMichigan Difference

  • Dedicated Unit – Each Joint Camp unit has its own staff, including nurses, therapists and social workers, who are specially attuned to the needs of joint replacement patients.
  • Private rooms
  • Qualification and Experience – Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons perform hundreds of joint replacements per year
  • Preoperative classes – help you be prepared and know what to expect
  • “Well” atmosphere – participants get up, get dressed and participate in group activities during recovery
  • Proactive pain-management philosophy – participants, their physicians and family are involved in pain-management decisions

How Can I Learn More?

  • Talk to our Joint Camp nurse coordinator at (989) 466-7229 in Alma or (989) 839-3781 in Midland.
  • Ask for a referral to one of our board-certified surgeons who specialize in total joint replacement.
  • Attend a free seminar, "Answers to Your Hip and Knee Pain Questions," offered periodically throughout the year. Search Classes and Screenings to find out whether this class is currently being offered.

What is Total Joint Replacement?

Total hip replacement

Total knee replacement

Total shoulder replacement


Find an Orthopedic Specialist

For help finding the right orthopedic specialist for you, call MidMichigan Health Line at 800-999-3199. 

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