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About Total Joint Center

The Washington Regional Total Joint Center offers both conventional and robotic-assisted elective hip and knee replacement surgery. The Total Joint Center performs hundreds of hip and knee replacement surgeries each year and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for four years in a row as a "High Performing" hospital for hip and knee replacement.

This dedicated unit offers detailed patient education and a specialized team of surgeons and staff, all focused exclusively on helping joint replacement patients maintain their functional independence and improve their quality of life. Patient education and support begins as soon as joint surgery is scheduled and continues through the entire procedure and recovery.

Hip and Knee Replacement

Total hip or knee replacement surgery can relieve pain and restore function and mobility by repairing a damaged joint. During the procedure, parts of the damaged joint are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic or ceramic device.

During total hip replacement surgery, or hip arthroplasty, damaged cartilage and bone are removed from the hip joint. The head of the femur (thigh bone) and the socket into which it fits are replaced with artificial devices. These new parts move freely and smoothly against each other.

During a knee arthroscopy, or total knee replacement, metal platforms are secured to the tibia (shin bone) and to the femur (thigh bone). A spacer is inserted between these two metal implants to serve as your new cartilage. The surface of the patella (knee cap) is resurfaced or may be replaced.

State-Of-The-Art Robotic Technology

Some patients may be candidates for robotic-assisted hip or knee replacement surgery. For these patients, Washington Regional offers the ROSA® Hip System and ROSA® Knee System. This state-of-the-art technology assists surgeons in tailoring the placement or each patient’s joint implant to their unique anatomy. Your surgeon will determine whether you are a candidate for robotic-assisted surgery.

Persona IQ Smart Knee

Washington Regional Medical Center became the first hospital in Arkansas to offer knee replacement surgery for qualifying patients using the Persona IQ® Smart Knee. The implant is the first of its kind and is equipped with sensor-based technology to provide patients and their physician with information that can be used to improve outcomes following surgery. The implant may be placed using the ROSA® Knee System. Talk with your surgeon to determine whether the Persona IQ is right for you.

Joint Camp

The Total Joint Center's comprehensive program includes an educational component called Joint Camp. Studies have shown that the more knowledgeable total joint replacement patients are about their upcoming surgery, the more successful their rehabilitation process will be. Joint Camp will help you learn more about your surgery, your anesthesia, your physical therapy, what to expect during your hospitalization and things you can do to be prepared for your upcoming joint replacement.

Total Joint Center Care Team

Learn more about the multidisciplinary team members who are dedicated to your care: physicians and surgeons, physician assistants, nurses, therapists and case managers.