Joint Replacement Program
Replacement of a joint that has deteriorated due to disease or trauma is an option for patients who no longer get joint pain relief from other treatments. For patients choosing joint replacement surgery, Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic offers a full continuum of coordinated, multi-disciplinary care.
We are the state’s leader in joint replacement surgery. The quality of our care has been recognized throughout the region, as well as nationally, and Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Total Hip and Total Knee Joint Replacement by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont.
Led by our renowned surgeons, our joint replacement surgery care team includes fellowship trained physicians, specialized post-surgical therapists, and a dedicated nurse case manager who will guide you from pre-operative planning through recovery and rehabilitation.
Our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons perform hundreds of joint replacement procedures each year, using the most advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques and helping our patients increase mobility and gain relief from their joint pain.
We Specialize in the Following Procedures:
- Total Knee Replacement. Removal of the damaged knee joint, followed by the insertion of an artificial joint. The new joint is attached to the thigh bone, shin, and knee cap, and relies on surrounding muscles and ligaments for support and functionality.
- Total Hip Replacement. Replacement of diseased or worn down parts of the ball and socket of the hip. The artificial joint is attached to the surrounding muscles, and gradually, mobility and functionality is restored to the joint.
- Total Shoulder Replacement. Replacement of only the ball of the shoulder joint, or the entire joint. Ligaments are adjusted around the new joint to allow for optimal mobility.
- Joint Revision. The vast majority of joint replacement surgeries are successful and do not require further attention. However, if the replacement should fail, revision surgery may be may be performed to make any necessary adjustments.