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Joint Replacement Center

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The Joint Replacement Center at Maine Medical Center is northern New England’s leader in several advanced surgeries. Our integrated team approach leads to improved outcomes, faster recovery and higher patient satisfaction. Our patients benefit from having their own, unique space—with operating rooms, pre and post-operative rooms, and a family reception area. Learn more in our annual Innovations and Outcomes report.
 
The Joint Replacement Center is also proud to provide a rehabilitation gym that gets patients back to daily living—as quickly and comfortably as possible and robust education—because we believe informed patients have the best experiences. 

Awards & Recognitions

  • For 2017-2018, Orthopedics is ranked as ‘high-performing’ at MMC for knee and hip replacement, according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • The MMC Joint Replacement Center has earned two Gold Seals of ApprovalTM for health care quality of knee and hip replacements.
  • The MMC Joint Replacement Center has been named an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Facility for total joint replacement and spine surgery. Facilities are selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine has designated MMC as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement.

Patient Education

We encourage patients to learn as much as they can about their recommended joint procedure. Click to learn more about what to expect, how to prepare, and how to help your body recover to achieve the best possible outcome.

Our Services

A minimally-invasive procedure, anterolateral total hip replacement is performed through a small incision on the anterior, or side, of the hip. Because muscles and tendons are not disturbed, the prosthetic joint is more likely to remain in place during the recovery process. Patients who have had anterolateral hip replacement do not have the same movement restrictions as those who have had a posterior total hip replacement. This procedure typically results in less pain, quicker recovery and faster return to everyday activities.

The Joint Replacement Center surgical team, led by the skilled surgeons at Maine Medical Partners — Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, have performed more anterolateral total hip replacement surgeries than any other hospital in Maine.

For patients undergoing a "traditional" hip replacement, a posterior approach is used to access the diseased hip joint, remove and resurface arthritic bone and implant the replacement joint. A prosthetic joint is specially selected by the surgeon to match the patient's anatomy.

The Joint Replacement Center surgical team, led by the skilled surgeons at Maine Medical Partners — Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, perform more hip replacement surgeries than any other hospital in Maine.

Patients with arthritis in the knee joint experience pain when the smooth cartilage at the ends of the bones is damaged or missing. During knee replacement surgery, the surgeon removes arthritic and damaged bone in the knee joint, resurfaces the remaining bone and implants a replacement knee joint. Prosthetic joints are made of plastic and metal and are specially selected by the surgeon to match the build of a patient's body. Advances in technology now allow some patients to undergo knee replacement surgery who might not have been candidates in the past.

The highly skilled knee replacement surgeons at the Joint Replacement Center at Maine Medical Center are national leaders in this procedure. Their expertise includes a wide variety of approaches, including total and partial knee replacements, patellofemoral knee replacements, gender-specific knee replacements and small incision techniques.
Patients with arthritis in the shoulder joint experience pain when bones in the joint rub together. During shoulder replacement surgery, the surgeon removes arthritic and damaged bone in the shoulder joint, resurfaces the bone and implants a replacement shoulder joint. Prosthetic joints are made of plastic or metal and are specially selected by the surgeon to match the build of a patient's body.
Knee replacement surgery has traditionally been associated with hospital stays averaging three to four days post-surgery. In addition, a subsequent stay in a rehabilitation facility for additional recovery is not uncommon. The staff at MMC Joint Replacement Center has worked to develop a next-day knee replacement program, with comfortable discharge home the day after surgery.

Request an Appointment

Please note: If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Patients – Hip and/or Knee: 

  • To schedule an appointment, please call Joint Replacement at: 207-781-1551 

    Joint Replacement
    5 Bucknam Road
    Falmouth, ME 04105

Patients - Shoulder:

  • To schedule an appointment, please Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at: 207-417-6262

    Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
    119 Gannett Dr.
    South Portland, ME 04106

Referring Physicians:

  • To refer a hip/knee patient to our practice, please call Joint Replacement at: 207-781-1551
  • To refer a shoulder patient to our practice, please call Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at: 207-417-6262