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Joint Replacement

Joint replacement surgeons at the University of Wisconsin in Madison offer hip and knee replacement, including hip resurfacing, as well as elbow and shoulder joint replacement. Our UW Health orthopedic surgeons are fellowship-trained and recognized as experts in the field of joint replacement.
From Our Doctors: Joint Replacement
Joint Replacement Care Plan
Your UW Health joint replacement surgeons and orthopedic team have developed a three-pronged care plan to guide you through your preparation, hospital stay and recovery from surgery:
  1. Your Care Team and Support Person: Your joint replacement team's main goal is to provide you with the care and support you need to get through your joint replacement.
  2. Joints 101: This pre-surgery class discusses what to expect throughout the joint replacement process. Learn more about Joints 101 | On YouTube
  3. TotalCare: This free online educational system provides you with comprehensive information before and after surgery. Learn more and create your TotalCare account

Learn more about our Joint Care Replacement Plan


Hip and Knee Joint Replacement
Hip and knee joint replacement surgery can relieve the pain and discomfort caused by arthritis (degenerative joint disease). Learn more:

Hip Resurfacing


UW Health offers hip resurfacing, a new hip replacement technique that might facilitate faster recovery and increased joint mobility, which is an important consideration for some hip replacement patients. 


Learn more about Hip Resurfacing

Elbow and Shoulder Joint Replacement
UW Health's department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation offers the services of an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in both total shoulder and total elbow replacement surgery.
Learn more about our Elbow and Shoulder Joint Replacement