When other treatments have failed for your hip or knee, the Arthroplasty team, part of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, at Boston Medical Center can help. We provide a wide range of services for conditions such as arthritis, including knee and hip replacements, hip preservation surgery, and more. Our knee and hip replacement surgeons and team provide comprehensive care before, during, and after surgery. This helps to ensure your knee and hip replacement surgery has the best outcomes so you can get back to the activities you love.
Treatments & Services
Total Hip Replacement
Total hip replacement, (total hip arthroplasty), is the replacement of a hip joint as an alternative to other treatments. Arthritis damage that causes pain that no longer responds to treatment is usually the reason a hip replacement is chosen. The damaged pieces of the hip joint are replaced with artificial parts.
Revision Total Hip Replacement
Total hip replacement is one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine. In the vast majority of cases, total hip replacement enables people to live more active lives without debilitating hip pain. Over time, however, a hip replacement can fail for a variety of reasons. When this occurs, your doctor may recommend that you have a second operation to remove some or all of the parts of the original prosthesis and replace them with new ones. This procedure is called revision total hip replacement.
Total Knee Replacement
When normal daily activities like walking and climbing stairs are hard due to painful knees, usually caused by arthritis or injury, total knee replacement is an option. Most often used when pain and stiffness are not helped by medication and other treatments, the knee joint (which is the largest joint in the body) is replaced by artificial parts to restore pain-free movement.
Orthopedic Surgery Frequently Asked Questions
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The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston Medical Center is affiliated with the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. To learn about research activities, please visit the Orthopedic Surgery section of the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine website.
The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory is dedicated to exploring the scientific basis of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries as well as developing new technologies for the improvement of musculoskeletal function resulting in improving the quality of life for orthopedic patients.
Residency and Fellowship Information
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston Medical Center is affiliated with the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. To learn about our residency and fellowship programs, please visit the Orthopedic Surgery section of the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine website.