The Joint Replacement Center


For more information about the Joint Replacement Center, please call (203) 573-7677.

The Waterbury Hospital Joint Replacement Center has been at the forefront of innovation for joint replacement surgery, in particular the anterior hip replacement approach.

Our expert team of board-certified orthopaedic surgeons perform nearly 1,000 joint replacements annually, resulting in low rates of infection and complications, and high rates of patient satisfaction.

Team Approach to Coordinated Care

We use a multi-disciplinary approach to coordinate care and improve patient outcomes. Our team of experts work together to determine the best treatment plan for each patient. This team approach results in faster recovery with less pain so that patients can get back to their lives more quickly.

Care and treatment begin before joint replacement surgery. Patients are encouraged to attend a Joint Replacement Class prior to surgery to learn about what to expect during and after hospitalization and how to prepare for rehabilitation and recovery. Through our unique Hospital to Home program, the care team works with patients and their families to prepare for post-operative rehabilitation services before surgery is performed—this means a clear, coordinated discharge plan for patients.

Outstanding Patient Outcomes with Minimal Infection Risk and Less Pain

The Joint Replacement Center patients enjoy outstanding results thanks to our vigilance in infection prevention and advances in pain management. Our quality measures, including infection rates, meet and exceed national standards and benchmarks.

Advanced pain management approaches are used to minimize pain and to help our patients get back to their lives more quickly. These advances enable patient to have shorter hospital stays and less reliance on pain medication.

Award Winning Joint Replacement Services

The Joint Replacement Center receives high marks for outstanding clinical quality, performance, and excellence in orthopaedics.   In 2015, Waterbury Hospital was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a Best Regional Hospital and a High Performing Hospital in knee and hip replacement and a Best Regional Hospital.

Our Services

The Joint Replacement Center offers a wide variety of surgical approaches including:

  • Hip revision surgery
  • Total hip replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Knee revision surgery
  • Total knee replacement
  • Shoulder arthroplasty (total and reverse)