Providence St. Patrick Hospital provides comprehensive treatment options for patients who experience pain or injury related to muscles, bones and joints. From physical therapy to surgery, we’re here for you. Ranked as the best hospital in Montana by US News & World Report, Providence St. Pat’s is prepared to help you improve your quality of life and stay active.

Patients often explore a variety of treatment options for joint pain with their primary care provider. Common non-surgical treatment options include: 

Oral and topical medications
  • Prescription
  • Over-the-counter
  • Steroid joint injections
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
Hot and cold therapy
  • Alternating hot and cold treatment
Occupational therapy
  • Lifestyle modification for joint protection
Diet changes/nutritional supplements
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Antioxidants
  • Low-impact activity
Physical therapy
  • Strengthening
  • Stretching

When nonsurgical treatment is not enough to alleviate joint pain, joint replacement surgery can be life-changing. When the need arises, patients choose St. Patrick Hospital based on our comprehensive care model, state-of-the-art technology and quality outcomes

Our procedures include:

  • Total knee replacement and revisions
  • Total hip replacement and revisions
  • Total shoulder and reverse total shoulder replacements
  • Total ankle replacement

Your joint replacement team includes:

  • Orthopedic surgeon
  • Nursing staff
  • Physical therapists and occupational therapists
  • Social workers
  • Pharmacists
Before surgery

You are encouraged to attend a free total joint replacement class before your hip or knee surgery. Classes are offered weekly and topics range from nutrition and pain management to physical therapy and the surgical experience. To sign up for a class, call 406-329-5883.

Download materials to learn more about how to prepare for total hip or knee replacement surgery.

After surgery

Patients who have total joint replacements typically recover quickly. You can expect to walk on the day of surgery. Your total joint team is dedicated to helping you return home and get back to the activities you enjoy.