Joint Replacement

At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, we offer personalized, advanced care to treat your severe arthritis or painful joint disorder. Our joint replacement specialists offer treatment options ranging from hip arthroscopy to more complex surgeries like total hip and knee replacements – with excellent outcomes. You can feel confident that we have the expertise and compassion necessary to restore your mobility and enable you to return to your normal, everyday activities.

Joint Replacement: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Recognized expertise. We are considered among the top-performing orthopedics programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked the #1 adult hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville.
  • Highly skilled, experienced surgeons. Our board-certified and fellowship trained surgeons have received extensive training and experience in joint replacement. They perform thousands of joint replacements each year, which translates into expert care for you.
  • Team approach. Your procedure and recovery will be coordinated by a team of specialists. Our expert team includes orthopaedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, radiologists, occupational and physical therapists, a patient education coordinator and a social worker. We work together to ensure you receive comprehensive, personalized care.
  • Patient-centered care. You’ll benefit from our personalized approach to joint replacement surgery. Your treatment plan is customized to meet your unique needs and activity goals. We provide educational classes before surgery, medical and anesthesia evaluations, physical therapy and social support after surgery. Our rapid recovery program is designed to get you home the next day, or even the same day, to recover as quickly as possible.
  • Expert second opinions. Our team provides second opinions to help you make educated and confident decisions about your care. We take your medical history, diagnostic tests, treatments and personal preferences into account to provide you with an informed opinion.
  • Better outcomes and high safety standards. We follow the most rigorous standards to perform surgery that is safe and free from complications. BlueCross BlueShield named Vanderbilt Orthopaedics a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement in recognition of our team meeting the highest standards of patient care. We are also designated as a United Healthcare Center of Excellence based on our team meeting the highest standards of patient safety and patient outcomes.
  • Advancing research and joint replacement treatments. At Vanderbilt, you have access to innovative joint replacement surgical options from a team on the forefront of evidence-based medicine. This means you receive the latest, proven treatment and therapy options available.
  • International experts on joint replacements. Our experts not only teach future orthopedic surgeons, they also are engaged on the national and international level to define the standard of care for joint replacement.
  • Dedicated anesthesia and pain management. Our anesthesiologists understand every aspect of joint replacement surgery. Using advanced pain management processes, we’ll help you get back on your feet sooner. Our goal is to help you recover with fewer side effects and complications.

Conditions We Treat

We treat a wide range of conditions that may lead to joint replacement, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Injury to the joint
  • Joint pain
  • Traumatic injury to the joint 

Tests and Treatments We Offer

Our team will thoroughly evaluate your joint and help you choose the treatment plan that’s right for you. We offer a wide range of joint replacement surgeries, including:

  • Anterior hip replacement
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Knee revision surgery
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder joint replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total elbow replacement
  • Total knee replacement


Vanderbilt Orthopaedics
Medical Center East, South Tower
1215 21st Ave. S., Suite 4200
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 936-7846
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Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Franklin
206 Bedford Way
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 790-3290
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Joint Replacement Care Team

For Referring Physicians

To refer a patient to the Vanderbilt Joint Replacement team, call (615) 936-7846.