Total Joint Replacement (R.E.A.C.H.)

Restoring Energy, Activity, Confidence and Health

R.E.A.C.H. is our hip, knee and shoulder replacement program. Door Orthopedic Center offers state-of-the-art technology and excellent care from a trusted team in a beautiful facility.

R - Restoring E - Energy A - Activity C - Confidence H - Health

Keeping You Informed and Supported

We bring together a team of skilled surgeons with specially-trained nurses, therapists and technicians to provide seamless, coordinated care.

Door County Orthopedic Rehab Services

Our Orthopedic Care Coordinator assists you through the entire joint replacement process providing:

  • Training for your Coach -  the friend or family member helping you through your surgery
  • An informative pre-op Total Joint Class for patients and family
  • Detailed 70 page Patient Guidebook
  • Follow up by phone and in the clinic after surgery
  • Individual rehabilitation appointments to help you reach your goals

Your rehabilitation begins right in the hospital with individual and group exercises to speed you back to health.


Every R.E.A.C.H. patient is invited to attend a Reunion Luncheon after recovery where you can re-connect with your care team and build new relationships with people who’ve had similar experiences.


3 Rehabilitation Centers

Individual outpatient rehabilitation appointments will help you reach your goals. Choose one of our 3 rehab locations in Sturgeon Bay, Sister Bay, or Algoma.

Sturgeon Bay Rehab
1300 Egg Harbor Rd.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Algoma Rehab
1510 Fremont St.
Algoma, WI 54201

Sister Bay Rehab
2345 Canterbury Ln.
Sister Bay, WI 54234

Door County Orthopedic Rehab Services Map

Watch These Patients Go Through the R.E.A.C.H. Process

Learn More About These Specific Joint Replacements


Hear from our patients, in their own words, what it’s really like to go through the process of getting a new hip or knee.

R.E.A.C.H. Experience TrailerPre-SurgeryDay of SurgeryIn the Hospital After Surgery1st Outpatient Rehab Appointment1st Follow-up Appointment (10-14 days)6 Weeks After Surgery3 Months After Surgery
Door County Orthopedic Patient
Door County Orthopedic Patient
Door County Orthopedic Patient
Door County Orthopedic Patient

Pre-Operation Timeline 

  • Contact the Orthopedic Care Coordinator: (920) 746-0510

  • All necessary appointments will be scheduled for you and a list mailed to your home.

  • Recruit a friend or family member who will assist you through your recovery. We call that person your Coach. The Patient and Coach should attend the Total Joint Education Class.

  • See your primary care provider for a pre-operation physical within 30 days of surgery.

  • See your surgeon for a final preoperative exam and to have any final questions answered.

Post-Operation Timeline

  • Attend physical therapy evaluation prior to going home

  • Transition home the same day or next day after surgery

  • Attend outpatient rehabilitation the following day

  • Attend clinic follow-ups 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months and 1 year out from your date of surgery

  • Most patients will go directly home after Total Joint Surgery. On occasion there are situations that may warrant a patient going to a care facility after Total Joint Surgery. If you believe you may go to a care facility after Total Joint Surgery you should check with your insurance company to determine if you have benefits for this type of care. If you do not have insurance coverage, then you will be billed for the care you receive there. See the Resources page for examples of facilities to contact.


Talk with an orthopedic professional at Door County Medical Center.

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