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Joint Replacement Surgery

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Joint replacement is surgery to remove and replace an arthritic or damaged joint with an artificial joint (prosthesis). It may be considered only after other treatment options have failed to relieve pain or improve function.

Various types of arthritis may affect the hip joint:

  • OsteoarthritisThis is a degenerative joint disease that affects mostly middle-aged and older adults. It may cause the breakdown of joint cartilage and adjacent bone in the hips.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis. This type of arthritis causes inflammation of the synovial lining of the joint. It causes extra synovial fluid and joint destruction. It may lead to severe pain and stiffness.
  • Traumatic arthritis. This arthritis is caused by an injury. It may also damage the hip cartilage.

By the Numbers

15,000+ Orthopaedic surgeries performed annually

200,000+ Orthopaedic visits each year

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UR Medicine's Approach

UR Medicine's Orthopaedics & Physical Performance joint centers are part of an Academic Medical Center. As a result, we have rigorous standards in place to ensure that your patients receive care of the highest quality.

UR Medicine's Orthopaedics & Physical Performance provides diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation for individuals with degenerative and inflammatory bone disease and bone injuries or deformities. Patients with joint problems requiring surgery are treated at the region's premier centers for total joint care, the Evarts Joint Center and Thompson Health. The centers combine the expertise and technological resources of the University of Rochester Medical Center and some of the country's top orthopaedists. Our mission is to help joint patients live with greater mobility and independence, and to promote scientific advancements in the field.

Every Expert You'll Need

UR Medicine Orthopaedics & Physical Performance provides the area's most complete range of experts for joint replacement patients. These doctors, nurses, technicians, and other specialists work exclusively with joint replacement patients.

Orthopaedic Surgeons. Our surgeons specialize in joint replacements and are knowledgeable in the latest research, surgical techniques and implant technology.

Geriatrics. Our geriatricians co-manage medically complex cases in the elderly. The geriatrics program at Highland Hospital is ranked among the best in the nation. 

Nursing. Our nurses specialize in the care of joint patients, so they are attuned to your patient's needs. They are especially knowledgeable in the unique requirements of the elderly.

Rheumatology. We offer the area's top specialists in rheumatology for cases involving arthritis, rheumatism or other musculoskeletal conditions.

Physical and Occupational Therapy. Our therapists provide your patients with personalized rehab plans, helping them graduate to full recovery at home or at another facility. 

Case Management. Our dedicated social workers and case managers help coordinate a smooth transition to post-operative rehab.


When you have recovered from surgery and you're ready to start rehabilitation, you needn't go far—your physical therapy can begin at your bedside. You'll continue both physical and occupational therapy just down the hall from your room.

Patient Stories

Doug's Story

Doug Hendee was highly active, but arthritis threatened to take that away. Watch how Doug got his life back.

What Sets Us Apart?

We can help patients restore AND enhance function: whether they are recovering from injury or managing a chronic disease, or want to improve their fitness and maximize their physical performance.

World-class Care

Our Orthopaedics and Physical Performance Center, located at Marketplace Mall, combines the latest in care, research and education under one roof to create a center unlike any other in the Northeast.

UR Medicine Orthopaedics & Physical Performance offers world-class medical and surgical support for patients experiencing joint pain and considering a joint replacement.

Fellowship Trained

Only at UR Medicine Orthopaedics and Physical Performance can you find all surgeons board certified and fellowship trained. Because of our surgeons advanced training and expertise, we treat the most complex medical conditions, including complicated revision surgeries.

Exceptional Experience

Our team will coach and care for you from preparation through recovery, with your recovery team by your side every step of your journey. At UR Medicine you can expect:

  • Advanced Care and Comfortable Environment
    Our patients have access to the newest treatments and most advanced orthopaedic operating rooms. Both Highland Hospital and F. F. Thompson Hospital are easy to navigate and provide the compassionate care you expect at a community hospital. 
  • Exceptional Outcomes and High Satisfaction
    Our patients routinely give us high satisfaction ratings based on their outcomes and overall experience, which places your privacy and comfort as priorities.
  • Dedicated Anesthesia and Pain Management
    The anesthesiologists specialize in joint replacement surgery and tailor medication protocols to each patient, helping you get back on your feet sooner and recover with fewer side effects.

Recognized for Excellence

Both Highland Hospital and F.F. Thompson are recognized for excellence in Hip and Knee Replacement and Rehabilitation by the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval, the national organization that sets exacting health care standards for surgery.

Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval


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We serve you in the Rochester metropolitan area and surrounding region.

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11 locations

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance - Greece

South Pointe Landing
10 South Pointe Landing, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14626

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance - Penfield

Platinum Office Complex
2064 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road
Penfield, NY 14526

Evarts Joint Center - Rochester

Highland Hospital
1000 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

St. James Center for Orthopaedic Care - Hornell

St. James Hospital
7309 Seneca Road North, Suite 107
Hornell, NY 14843

Orthopaedic Surgery - Canandaigua

FF Thompson Hospital
350 Parrish Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Orthopaedic Surgery - Dansville

Noyes Memorial Hospital
111 Clara Barton Street
Dansville, NY 14437

Orthopaedic Clinic - Wellsville

Jones Memorial Hospital
191 North Main Street
Wellsville, NY 14895

Patient Education & Support

Joint Replacement Patient Information

You make the difference! You will play a huge role in your recovery and it is important that you prepare for your surgery and participate in your recovery. The resources below will help you play an active role at every stage of your journey.

Post-surgery Exercises

After your surgery, it will be important to perform the following exercises as specified by your surgeon or physical therapist.

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