Joint Replacement Program
Cedars-Sinai's Joint Replacement Program is a specialized unit, founded in 1999, with the goal of delivering the most efficient, cost-effective, quality care to individuals who:
- Need to replace knee or hip joints
- Had unsuccessful surgery elsewhere
- Need to replace existing artificial joints
- Require rehabilitation services
The program has an experienced multidisciplinary team who have developed and use the latest techniques and technology. Each patient has a personalized team of specialists to help throughout the entire joint replacement surgery and recovery.
As important as new technology and techniques may be, our number one priority is making sure our patients and their families are treated as individuals and that they are well-informed, comfortable and confident in our abilities with joint replacement.
All patients and family members are encouraged to attend our joint replacement educational class prior to surgery. This class helps you prepare your home, medications and sets expectations for recovery following a joint replacement. An educated patient is a patient who recovers quickly and gets back to normal life activities faster.
The Cedars-Sinai Joint Replacement Program is a leader in the field of restoring mobility to individuals whose joints no longer function properly. By concentrating in this specialized field, our team of experts stay on top of the latest treatments and technological advances, which not only further our knowledge but yield better results for patients. Indeed, the program has developed and patented new minimally invasive techniques for hip and knee surgery, which have improved patient outcomes, increased recovery, decreased pain and reduced complications. As a matter of fact, the chances of our patients realizing complete success are well above national averages. Offered at no charge, this class is also open to people considering joint replacement at Cedars-Sinai.
Whether you are a patient, family member or physician, we hope this website gives you the information you need to take the next step.
In the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue, Cedars-Sinai once again ranked among America's best in Orthopedics.