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Welcome to the Salem Health Joint Replacement Center of Excellence

The Joint Commission Quality SealThe Salem Health Joint Replacement Center of Excellence is the first Joint Commission-certified total joint program in Oregon and is continually recognized by the Joint Commission for unmatched capabilities that result in excellent outcomes and fast recovery times.

Salem Health Joint Replacement Center of Excellence patients are responding more quickly to treatment and going home earlier than they used to. They’re also feeling better: Their joints are more flexible, and they are able to walk short distances.

At Salem Health, we:    

  • Perform more than 1,300 joint replacement surgeries each year.  
  • Are nationally recognized as a top provider for total joint replacement surgery.   
  • Use a multidisciplinary team approach to caring for you and your family. Our team members are specially trained and nationally certified to take care of patients having joint replacement surgery.  
  • Are recognized for outstanding patient satisfaction year after year. Our joint replacement team enjoys high ratings for overall quality of care, compassionate care, management of pain and highly trained clinicians.

Our personalized, hands-on team approach is a big part of why joint replacement patients walk away from Salem Health with more than a new knee or hip. They walk away with a new lease on life. 

Thank you for choosing Salem Health. We look forward to serving you!

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Knee replacement

Your knee is made of three basic parts that move and work together to ensure a smooth motion and function. When arthritis sets in and the cartilage that cushions the knee wears away or is destroyed, the knee joint requires replacement.

Total knee replacement surgery almost always:

  • Stops or greatly reduces knee pain. Even the pain from surgery should go away within weeks.
  • Increases leg strength. Without knee pain, you’ll be able to use your legs more. This will build up your muscles.
  • Improves quality of life by allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort.
  • Provides years of easier movement. Most total knee replacements last for many years.
Hip replacement

Your hip is made of two basic parts that move and work together to ensure a smooth motion and function. When arthritis sets in and the cartilage that cushions the hip wears away or is destroyed, the hip joint requires replacement.

Total hip replacement surgery almost always:

  • Stops or greatly reduces hip pain. Even the pain from surgery should go away within weeks.
  • Increases leg strength. Without hip pain, you’ll be able to use your legs more. This will build up your muscles.
  • Improves quality of life by allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort.
  • Provides years of easier movement. Most total hip replacements last for many years.
photo illustration of pain radiating from hip bone joints