Jefferson University Hospitals

Joint Replacement Program

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The orthopedics team at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals offers the latest in diagnostic imaging and testing, surgical techniques and implants, medical treatments, pain management, rehabilitation therapies and prevention measures to ensure that every patient receives high quality, comprehensive and efficient care.

Jefferson's Joint Replacement Program is one of the nation's most prestigious, reflected in an impressive volume of more than 6,700 joint replacement surgeries performed annually.

The reconstructive surgeons of the Rothman Institute at Jefferson and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals' Department of Orthopedic Surgery have undergone advanced subspecialty training, translating to excellent surgical outcomes.

Our orthopedic specialists and surgeons have also been instrumental in:

  • Advancing new technologies in joint replacement, including the design, study and development of various lower and upper prostheses
  • Hip dysplasia (DDH) in younger individuals. Hip dysplasia is one of the leading causes of degenerative arthritis. Our Program specialists provide joint preservation options, such as periacetabular pelvic osteotomy, for these young patients with symptomatic arthritis of the hip.
  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) in younger patients. We are equipped to provide evaluation and treatment using hip arthroscopy and mini-incision techniques.

Commonly Performed Joint Replacement Services

  • Primary and revision hip replacement and knee replacement
  • Anterior-approach total hip replacement
  • Minimally invasive hip and knee replacement
  • Custom knee replacement
  • Adult joint reconstruction
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Treatment of hip and knee disorders in young adults
  • Rapid-recovery surgery
  • Computer-assisted surgery
  • Pelvic reconstruction
  • Pelvic osteotomy and hip-impingement surgery
  • Joint preservation procedures

Experience the Benefits of the Latest Orthopedic Research

Jefferson’s dual commitment to research that directly improves patient outcomes, and laboratory projects that promote the understanding of orthopedic conditions means that patients benefit exponentially.

Patients can choose to participate in clinical trials, though all care is informed by the latest research.