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Orthopedics

Joint replacement surgery

For knees, hips and shoulders

Choosing to have joint replacement surgery is a big decision. Legacy Total Joint Centers offer a coordinated, personal approach, with specialized care and a team to support you every step of the way.  We have five locations throughout the greater Portland-Vancouver area and the mid-Willamette Valley:

  • Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland
  • Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Tualatin
  • Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Gresham
  • Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Vancouver
  • Legacy Silverton Medical Center, Silverton

If joint replacement surgery is the best solution for you, Legacy Health’s orthopedic surgeons are ready to help you in your journey from pre-surgery to recovery. They’ll work together with you as an active partner in planning. You’ll also attend a class to better understand what’s involved with surgery, your hospital stay and recovery, giving you the information you need to achieve the best result.

To make an appointment with a surgeon, click here.

Latest technology

We also feature the latest technology, including robotics-assisted surgery. Learn more here.  

 

Knee replacement

Artificial surfaces made from metal and plastic are used to cap the ends of the damaged thigh and lower leg (shin) bones and usually the kneecap.

Hip replacement

During hip replacement, the surgeon replaces the damaged joint with a new, artificial joint.

Shoulder replacement

A surgeon replaces the damaged shoulder joint with a new, artificial joint. The shoulder joint consists of the upper arm bone (humerus), the shoulder blade (scapula) and the clavicle (collar bone).

***Medicare patients, please note:

Legacy Health hospitals, including Legacy Good Samaritan, Legacy Mount Hood, Legacy Meridian Park and Legacy Salmon Creek medical centers, are participating in a Medicare initiative called the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model. For more information, see the links in the blue boxes below

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model Fact Sheet

Selection of CJR Physician Collaborators Policy

Resources

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