Patient having a joint replacement consultation

Joint Replacement

Swedish Orthopedic Institute performs more than 5,000 procedures annually – more joint replacements than any other hospital in Washington state. Many joint-replacement patients enjoy activities they formerly thought impossible – everything from a simple walk with a friend to extended travel.

Orthopedic surgeons at the Swedish Orthopedic Institute perform thousands of joint replacements each year. At the forefront of the field, the specialists here have pioneered new prosthetics and techniques to make each surgery a highly effective treatment choice.

At the heart of the joint-replacement program are dedicated treatment teams who provide comprehensive, personalized care. You’ll benefit from:

  • State-of-the-art operating rooms
  • Special orthopedic facilities and tools
  • Extensive inventory of prosthetic devices
  • Sophisticated rehabilitation
  • Advanced support services

The treatment team uses a special care plan specifically for joint-replacement patients called the Joint Journey. This step-by-step plan details a patient’s daily routine, and every aspect of care, from anesthesia to postoperative exercise, is carefully coordinated to ensure the best possible outcome.

Pre-op class

Our pre-op joint journey classes are held 100 percent virtually

To refer a patient for joint replacement, call our joint replacement coordinator at 206-215-9145.

The Swedish Orthopedic Institute performs more joint replacements than any other medical center in the region: more than 1,000 hip replacements and more than 1,000 knee replacements each year. Additionally, we bring:

  • Orthopedic innovations – Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons pioneered techniques that are used worldwide and were the first in the area to perform MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Replacement.
  • Joint Journey plan – This step-by-step plan details a patient’s daily routine and care, from preadmission to outpatient rehabilitation.
  • Blue Distinction Center – This designation by the Blue Cross/Blue Association recognizes that Swedish has better overall outcomes with fewer medical complications for hip and knee replacement.

Providers Specializing in Joint Replacement

At Swedish, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.