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Joint Replacement

If you have severe arthritis or painful joints, we can help you move more easily and comfortably. Specialists in our Joint Replacement Program provide a range of treatments, from arthroscopy to total hip and knee replacements. Our personalized care will help you get back to your normal activities as soon as possible.

Is Orthopaedic Joint Replacement Right for You?

Conditions We Treat

We treat all conditions related to the need for joint replacement, including:

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    Arthritis (after trauma)
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    Bone tumors
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    Cartilage injuries
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    Joint injury
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    Joint pain
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    Ligament injuries

Meet Your Care Team

Steve Engstrom
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4.7

Steve EngstromMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Chris Hoedt

Chris HoedtMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedics
Ryan Martin

Ryan MartinMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Gregory G. Polkowski
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4.8

Gregory G. PolkowskiII, MD, MSCR

    Adult Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Andrew A. Shinar
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4.9

Andrew A. ShinarMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Eric N. Bowman
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4.7

Eric N. BowmanMD

    Adolescent Sports Medicine, Adult Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Charles L. Cox
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4.9

Charles L. CoxIII, MD, MPH

    Adolescent Sports Medicine, Adult Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Jed Kuhn
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Jed KuhnMD, MS

    Adolescent Sports Medicine, Adult Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine
Donald H. Lee
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4.5

Donald H. LeeMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Shoulder Surgery
Jed I. Maslow

Jed I. MaslowMD, BS

    Adult Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Ginger E. Holt
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4.7

Ginger E. HoltMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Sarcoma
Joshua M. Lawrenz

Joshua M. LawrenzMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Cancer, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Sarcoma
Kyle T. Brooks
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4.8

Kyle T. BrooksP.A.C

    Joint Replacement, Orthopaedics

Why Choose Joint Replacement at Vanderbilt

  • Recognized care

    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.

  • Knowledge and experience

    Our doctors perform thousands of joint replacements a year. They also serve in the organizations responsible for establishing national guidelines for patient care. Our depth of experience translates into expert care for you.

  • Personalized care

    We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. Our rapid recovery program is designed to get you home the next day, or even the same day, to recover as quickly as possible.

  • Team approach

    Our team includes orthopaedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, radiologists, occupational and physical therapists, a patient education coordinator and a social worker. We work together to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you need.

  • Second opinions

    A second opinion can help you make the best decisions. We review your medical history, diagnostic tests, any previous treatments and your personal preferences to provide you with an informed opinion.

  • Innovation

    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.

  • 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.

  • Bundled payment

    If your employer participates in Vanderbilt Health’s Joint Replacement Program, you may be eligible for MyOrthoHealth - Hip & Knee Surgery. MyOrthoHealth program takes an innovative approach to joint replacement surgery that coordinates and “bundles” all of the services needed for a successful procedure and recovery—all while ensuring appropriate care and a faster return to life and work. The experience is streamlined with the help of personal patient navigator, and healthcare costs are transparent and predictable. *Please check with your employer’s human resources department to see if MyOrthoHealth is an available healthcare benefit.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

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    Hip arthroscopy
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    Hip resurfacing
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    Partial knee replacement
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    Revision total hip replacement
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    Shoulder and elbow replacement
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    Total hip replacement
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    Total knee replacement

Locations (5)

1215 21st Avenue South, Suites 3200 and 4200
Nashville, TN 37232
Vanderbilt Health Belle Meade
6002 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37205
Today's hours:7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Vanderbilt Health Hendersonville
128 North Anderson Lane
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Today's hours:7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1616 West Main Street, Suite 300
Lebanon, TN 37087
Today's hours: Opens July 1, 2021

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John Livingston was admitted to Vanderbilt with a complex periprosthetic fracture after a fall four days following a total hip replacement.

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Donna Rowland's hip replacement helped her get moving again.