The hip joint is the largest weight-bearing
joint in the human body. It is also referred to
as a ball and socket joint and is surrounded
by muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The
thigh bone or femur and the pelvis join to
form the hip joint.
Hip replacement has become necessary
for your arthritic hip: this is one of the
most effective operations known and
should give you many years of
freedom from pain.
This means that part or all of your previous hip replacement needs to be revised. This operation varies from very minor adjustments to massive operations replacing significant amounts of bone and hence is difficult to describe in full.
The knee is a complex joint which consists of bone, cartilage, ligaments and tendons that make joint movements easy and at the same time more susceptible to various kinds of injuries.
A Total Knee Replacement (TKR) or
Total Knee Arthroplasty is a surgery
that replaces an arthritic knee joint with
artificial metal or plastic replacement
parts called the ‘prostheses’.
Revision Knee Replacement means that part or all of your previous knee replacement needs to be revised. This operation varies from very minor adjustments to massive operations replacing significant amounts of bone.
Unicondylar Knee Replacement simply means that only a part of the knee joint is replaced through a smaller incision than would normally be used for a total knee replacement.

Emily Stouffer, RN, MSN

Emily Stouffer

Advanced Practice Nurse

Emily has worked with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush since 2006 and as a practicing clinical nurse since 2002. A native of Lockport, Illinois and a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor of science degree in nursing, Emily pursued her masters of science in nursing at the Rush University College of Nursing. At Rush, she studied in the Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Program and the Adult Nurse Practitioner Program.

Emily is a member of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, serving as its vice president from 2008-2009 and as president from 2009-2010.

Physicians

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Medications management per physician protocol
  • Pre-op/post-op teaching
  • Provides patient support and postoperative assistance
  • Provides phone triage input and output
  • Provides patient referrals as needed
  • Facilitates documentation for workers’ comp
  • Manages in-house patient rounds
  • Surgical assistant in the operating room

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, 2001

Rush University College of Nursing

  • Masters of Science, Nursing, 2010

Professional Certifications and Licenses

  • Nurse Practitioner, State of Illinois
  • Registered Nurse, State of Illinois
  • Registered Nurse First Assist

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses

Emily has office hours at the following locations:

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