The Total Joint Center is a regional  leader in joint replacement. Our experienced team of surgeons and other clinicians provides excellent care as part of a comprehensive program that also includes patient education and post-operative physicial therapy

The Joint Commission Gold SealGold Seal of Approval

Hartford Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its Joint Center by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes Hartford Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

The Hartford Hospital Joint Center underwent a rigorous on-site survey in March. A team of expert surveyors evaluated our Joint Center for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.


Education is a key feature of The Total Joint Center.  Preventing injuries and teaching individuals undergoing total joint replacement surgery what to expect during and after hospitalization can have an important impact on recovery as well as requirements for future treatment.  To educate patients and their families, the Orthopaedic Center offers weekly pre-operative education programs for hip and knee replacement.

Patient Centered Care

Prior to your surgery, all pre-admission testing, including blood work, electrocardiograms and anesthesia assessment, will be done in a streamlined admission process. All Orthopaedic surgeries are performed in Operation Room suites dedicated to Orthopaedics.  Bloodless surgery is an option for patients who desire surgery without blood transfusions.
Post-operative patients receive specialized care by nurses and patient care assistants who are highly skilled Orthopaedic specialists.  Pressing the call button at the bedside sends the call directly to a nurse on the unit via a telephone in his or her pocket.

There is a state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility on the unit staffed by dedicated therapists who will formulate a rehabilitation plan to suit your individual needs.

Family is permitted to visit at any time day or night during your stay.  Hartford Hospital offers affordable accommodations right on its campus for out-of-town family members who would like to stay close by during your recovery.  There is valet parking available.

Measurable Quality Care

The Orthopaedic Team at Hartford Hospital focuses its efforts on the most up-to-date procedures and practices to ensure high quality and cost-effective care.

What Our Patients Tell Us

  • "When I think of the pain I was in, I can't believe I'm as active as I am today."
  • "I couldn't walk before my surgery. Now I'm able to enjoy an active life of volunteering and taking care of my grandchildren."
  • "My life has changed completely after having my hip replaced. I am like my old self again, able to smile and enjoy normal daily activities."