Some patients with less severe joint damage may be able to eliminate or delay joint replacement surgery with joint repair techniques. In addition, cartilage repair surgery is available for patients who have early arthritis in the knee or whose cartilage is wearing away.
Learn more about elective joint replacement surgery at BWH.
For patients seeking surgery for replacement or repair of damaged joints, BWH has a staff of more than 25 orthopaedic specialists at four locations in the greater Boston area. Our orthopaedic surgery staff provides patients with expert, comprehensive care, and encourages patient to be active participants in their own care and recovery. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is part of the BWH Orthopaedic & Arthritis Center of Excellence, where every year our specialists in orthopaedic surgery, physiatry, rheumatology, and rehabilitation, work together with dedicated nurses, physician assistants, and other professionals, to provide state-of-the-art assessment and treatment for thousands of patients.
BWH Research on innovative orthopaedic treatment, including joint replacement surgery
Our orthopaedic surgeons and researchers at the BWH Orthopaedic Research Laboratories are developing new treatment options for patients with joint conditions. Our research approach is to translate new findings from basic and clinical investigations into innovative treatment options for bone and joint health, including replacement and repair surgery. We emphasize research in acute and chronic orthopaedic and joint diseases, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, problem fractures, sports injuries, bone cancers and metastases, spine diseases, osteoporosis, and skeletal aging.
Learn more about our Orthopaedic Surgical Specialties for joint replacement surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.