WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital Total Joint Program

There may come a time when your knee or hip pain reduces the quality of your life. Everyday activities, such as walking, shopping or housework can become difficult or unbearable. Taking part in favorite hobbies such as golf or bowling may be a thing of the past because conservative measures like diet, exercise and medications no longer provide pain relief.

If this describes your situation, it may be time to consider total or partial joint replacement surgery. WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital Total Joint Program may be right solution for you. 


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Our comprehensive approach

WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital has created a special program that brings together a team of the experienced and skilled surgeons of Lancaster Orthopedic Group with caring and specially trained nurses, therapists and technicians, all of whom specialize in total joint replacement surgery.

Our goal is to provide seamless, coordinated care and get you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible.


Joint replacement surgery education 

We believe the key to better outcomes is a commitment to provide you with a thorough understanding and knowledge of what to expect during your surgical experience. Knowing what to expect each step of the way goes a long way to reducing stress and anxiety and preparing you for as smooth a recovery as possible.

The information you receive during the course of your treatment process includes:

  • FREE health talks held at various locations around Lancaster County
  • Informative pre-op class for patients and family
  • Patient guidebook
  • Daily newsletters while in the hospital

Dedicated place, dedicated people

At the WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital Total Joint Program, we have created a special area in the hospital dedicated to the care of knee and hip replacement patients. No hospital gowns for this crowd—you get to wear your own clothes! And family members are encouraged to participate in group activities, and other special events.

Exercise and therapy is also provided in a group setting, so that our patients can support and encourage each other on the road to recovery. New friendships are made, enhancing the healing process.

Our staff have been specially trained to provide comprehensive clinical care for patients undergoing this important surgery. They strive to provide quality care with positive outcomes. Working as one to improve lifestyle through restoration of mobility.

You are special!

We know you have a choice of where to go for your procedure. Our goal is to ensure your stay with us is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. We have planned several special activities to lift your spirits as you speed your way to a more active lifestyle.


Questions about available options to treat knee or hip pain?

We hold frequent FREE joint replacement surgery health talks on the most common causes, as well as the latest treatment options for knee and hip pain. You’ll learn the top things you can do for arthritis as well as information on the newest medications and diet and exercise tips. You have two options to register:

If you would like to speak with someone about our joint replacement program, please contact WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital Orthopedic Joint Program Coordinator Roxanne M. Kintzer, BSN, RN by phone (717) 738-6837 or by email.

WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital Joint Replacement Health Talks

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