Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery

Whether recovering from an injury, or deciding to have a knee or hip replacement, orthopedic patients have unique needs that St. Anthony Regional Hospital can meet. Located across the walkway from the main hospital entrance on the north side, the St. Anthony Orthopedic Unit offers each patient spacious, private rooms, with staff who are dedicated to providing the best care to orthopedic patients.

Specialized Orthopedic care includes:

  • A dedicated unit caring for patients in the hospital for total joint or other orthopedic care.
  • A team of physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists and other staff who are specially trained in caring for orthopedic patients.
  • Physical and occupational therapy provided in the unit that includes a full range of rehabilitation services.
  • Proven patient care paths based on orthopedic best practices.
  • Individualized treatment plans administered by the staff and supervised by the surgeon to include pre-operative education and post-operative exercise.
  • Focus on patient involvement throughout the recovery process.

Joint Replacement Class

One of the first steps to a new joint is to attend one of St. Anthony’s Joint Replacement Classes. This class gives you helpful information about preparing for your surgery, adapting your home for recovery, and knowing what to expect following surgery. 

Patients are encouraged to make plans to attend a class a few weeks, or even a few months, before surgery, if possible.  Evidence shows that those who have attended a joint class early, and prepared for surgery by doing the recommended exercises, have the best results.  Even if your surgery is not yet scheduled, but you know joint replacement is in your future, plan to attend a class so that you can feel confident about your surgery.

Attending a class in person is highly recommended since you are able to ask questions or receive clarification. But if you're unable to attend a class, or have attended a class in the past but need a refresher for a new surgery, you may click here to watch the video

Joint Class Schedule:

To join an upcoming class, please call  the Pre-Admission Office at (712) 794-5733 to RSVP your attendance. Additional class information can be found here. (Total Joint Education Class)

Joint Classes are held in the St. Anthony Room, in the Education Center at St. Anthony. When you arrive for your class, plan to park in the covered parking and take the elevators in the Surgery Building to the Education Center, on 4th floor.

 2024 Total Joint Replacement Classes

Jan. 3: 9:30-11:30
Jan. 17: 1-3:00
Feb.7 : 9:30-11:30
Feb. 21: 1-3:00
Mar.6: 9:30-11:30
Mar. 20: 1-3:00
Apr. 3: 9:30-11:30
Apr. 17: 1-3:00

May 1: 9:30-11:30
May 15: 1-3:00
Jun. 5: 9:30-11:30
Jun. 19: 1-3:00
Jul. 3: 9:30-11:30
Jul 17: 1-3:00
Aug. 7: 9:30-11:30
Aug. 21: 1-3:00

Sep. 4: 9:30-11:30
Sep. 18: 1-3:00
Oct. 2: 9:30-11:30
Oct. 16: 1-3:00
Nov. 6: 9:30-11:30
Nov. 20: 1-3:00
Dec. 4: 9:30-11:30
Dec. 18: 1-3:00

Preparing for Surgery

Before your surgery, you will be contacted by a nurse from the Surgery Pre-Admission office to confirm the date and details of your procedure. The pre-admission nurse will talk with you by phone to review what is needed to prepare for surgery. The preadmission nurse will also make sure that all the necessary preoperative tests have been done and will conduct a complete review of your medical history.  This is the time to discuss any special needs you may have, such as translation services, transportation, or necessary items to bring for your stay. 

Post-Operative Care

During your stay, you will be cared for by nursing staff, physical and occupational therapists, social workers and spiritual care staff who are specially trained in post-operative orthopedic care. Their goal is to provide you with excellent service during your hospital stay, so that you experience the best possible outcome. Family and loved ones are encouraged to be involved in the patient’s care to continue the recovery progression at home.

Skilled care is available at St. Anthony for those who need extended rehabilitation or nursing care services during recuperation.

St. Anthony’s Orthopedic Unit includes private, spacious rooms designed to provide patients with the comforts of home.

Dr. Richard Goding, a highly trained and experienced orthopedic specialist treating patients from across the state of Iowa. 

Dr. Goding also offers state-of-the-art, minimally invasive treatments, such as arthroscopic surgery and robotic hip and knee replacements, which they use whenever possible, resulting in reduced pain, less downtime and a faster recovery for patients seeking care.

Weekly Radio Show

Listen to Dr. Richard Goding as he discusses orthopedics and joint preservation as well as life in general during his weekly radio show. 

Listen live each Sunday morning at 10am here.


Contact St. Anthony Orthopedics, Carroll, Iowa, at (712) 794-5536
Located at 311 South Clark Street, Suite 285 on the St. Anthony Regional Hospital campus across from the hospital atrium entrance on the north side.

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