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.
Conditions We Treat
We treat all conditions related to the need for joint replacement, including:
- Arthritis (after trauma)
- Bone tumors
- Cartilage injuries
- Joint injury
- Joint pain
- Ligament injuries
Meet Your Care Team
Your complete joint replacement care team includes patient care coordinators.
Gregory G. PolkowskiII, MD, MSCR
- Adult Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Eric N. BowmanMD, MPH
- Adolescent Sports Medicine, Adult Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine
Charles L. CoxIII, MD, MPH
- Adolescent Sports Medicine, Adult Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Jed KuhnMD, MS
- Adolescent Sports Medicine, Adult Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine
Donald H. LeeMD
- Adult Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Shoulder Surgery
Ginger E. HoltMD
- Adult Orthopaedics, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Sarcoma
Joshua M. LawrenzMD, MSCI
- Adult Orthopaedics, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Cancer, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Sarcoma
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 health decisions. We review your medical history, diagnostic tests, any previous treatments and your personal preferences to give you an informed opinion.
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:
- Hip arthroscopy
- Hip resurfacing
- Partial knee replacement
- Revision total hip replacement
- Shoulder and elbow replacement
- Total hip replacement
- Total knee replacement