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Joint replacement surgery: Why choose us? 

BJC HealthCare works with Washington University physicians, BJC Medical Group, and providers across the region to deliver extraordinary care. Joint pain can get in the way of the life you want to live. You deserve answers and a team of experts capable of providing lasting relief. This is what you’ll find with us. Our team delivers nationally recognized care that puts your goals within reach.  

Highlights of our arthroplasty program include:  

  • Nationally recognized care: BJC ranks among the nation’s top joint replacement programs for hip and knee, according to U.S. News & World Report. Our program also maintains The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. 

  • Multidisciplinary care: Our team delivers efficient care, helping you have a safe surgery and quicker return to daily activities. In addition to surgeons, your care team includes experts in anesthesiology, orthopedic nursing, physical therapy and occupational therapy. We work together to help you feel cared for every step of the way. 

  • Seamless transition to rehabilitation: You start using your new joint as soon as it is safe, often shortly after surgery. Experienced rehabilitation specialists help you feel comfortable and confident before discharge. Recovery typically continues in outpatient settings in clinics with special amenities, like therapy pools.  

  • Education and support: Moving forward with arthroplasty takes a lot of courage. Our team is with you every step of the way. We offer classes where you learn what to expect before, during and after your procedure. Case managers and social workers provide additional assistance to patients who need it.

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Types of arthroplasty we offer 

Types of joint replacement surgery we offer include: 

  • Hip replacement: We remove damaged hip joints and replace them with devices specific to your sex. Learn more about hip replacement surgery. 

  • Knee replacement: Our experts restore pain-free movement using an artificial knee. Learn more about knee replacement surgery. 

  • Shoulder replacement: Surgeons replace damaged shoulder joints and use innovative options, such as reverse shoulder replacement. Learn more about shoulder replacement surgery.

Joint conditions we treat

Joint replacement surgery may be right for you if you have: 

  • Avascular necrosis
    A disruption to a bone's blood supply leads to tissue death. This weakens the bone, limiting its ability to support your weight.
  • Hip dysplasia
    This is a congenital (present at birth) condition. The hip socket is too shallow to secure the upper leg bone, raising the risk of dislocation.
  • Hip impingement
    This congenital condition, also known as femoralacetabular impingement (FAI) causes the upper leg bone to pinch the cup of the hip bone. This damages nearby cartilage, leading to wear and tear.
  • Osteoarthritis
    This condition occurs when the cartilage that cushions the joint wears out. It's a common reason to have arthroplasty.
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
    An injury, such as a broken bone or torn ligament, causes extra wear and tear on your joint.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
    This type of arthritis occurs when the immune system attacks your joints. In some people, it affects multiple joints.
  • Rotator cuff tear arthropathy
    Shoulder arthritis occurs after damage in the rotator cuff, muscles and soft tissue that help you move your arm.
Related Conditions


Rheumatoid arthritis 

Post-traumatic arthritis 

Hip dysplasia 

Rotator cuff tear arthropathy

Specialized joint replacement surgery

You have access to specialized services not widely available in the region. We often use minimally invasive approaches such as small incisions to try to avoid disrupting healthy muscle tissue. This method lowers infection risks and post-operative pain.  

We offer the following specialized joint replacement surgeries:

Pediatric hip replacement
Pediatric orthopedic surgeons deliver specialized care to children and young adults with congenital (present at birth) hip conditions.
Reverse shoulder replacement
We remove the upper arm bone and part of the shoulder socket, then attach a metal ball to the arm, anchoring it to the remaining tissue.
Partial joint replacement
We remove the damaged part of the joint, such as the top part of the leg or arm bone. Doing so preserves healthy tissue, optimizing range of motion.
Joint replacement revision
This additional procedure can help if you still have pain after arthroplasty. We replace the artificial joint with a new device
Arthroplasty News & Resources

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Call  (314) 362-9355  or  (800) 392-0936  to schedule your appointment with a specialist.

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