Care pathway for an artificial joint replacement patientKeywords:
Artificial joint surgery includes hip, knee, and other joint replacements. In the Helsinki University Hospital area, these are centrally managed at Peijas Hospital. This website describes the care pathway.
Diagnosing symptomatic osteoarthritis
You may request a referral to the Helsinki University Hospital Joint Replacement Center from a health center physician, an occupational health care physician, or a physician in private practice if you are diagnosed with symptomatic osteoarthritis.
Appointment at the outpatient clinic
You will be invited to an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon for a treatment consultation at the Surgery Outpatient Clinic at Peijas Hospital when your referral arrives. Your family members are welcome to attend the meeting too.
Surgery and inpatient care
If you can get mobile soon after the operation, you will have a better chance of a speedy recovery.
Recovery from a hip or knee replacement surgery begins at the hospital, with the assistance of the nursing staff and physiotherapists.
Instruction videos for rehabilitees
Joint Hub (opens in new window, links to another website)
For more information on joint disorders, visit the Joint Hub (Niveltalo) at the Health Village (Terveyskylä). Health Village (Terveyskylä) is an online service for specialist medical care.
Pain Management Hub (opens in new window, links to another website)
For more information on pain scenarios and pain treatment, visit the Pain Management Hub (Kivunhallintatalo) at the Health Village (Terveyskylä). Health Village (Terveyskylä) is an online service for specialist medical care.
Joint Replacement Center, Peijas Hospital
Operating at Peijas Hospital, the HUS Joint Replacement Center is the second largest in the Nordic countries. The unit performs approximately 3,000 joint…
Ward K2, Peijas Hospital
On Peijas Hospital’s Ward K2, we treat artificial hip and knee joint replacement surgery patients. Challenging joint replacement reoperations have also…
Ward K3 orthopedics, Peijas Hospital
On Peijas Hospital Ward K3, we treat orthopedic and traumatological patients. You arrive on our ward either via the emergency department or by invitation.
Surgery Outpatient Clinic, Peijas Hospital
Treatment at the Surgery Outpatient Clinic at Peijas Hospital requires a referral and an appointment. We serve patients in the specialties of orthopedics.