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Total joint replacement

For hips, knees and shoulders

You deserve to live a pain-free life. We can help. Call one of the numbers below to talk to one of our care coordinators, who can suggest treatment steps or help you schedule an appointment with one of our doctors.

  • Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in North Portland: 503-413-4488
  • Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Northwest Portland: 503-413-7649  
  • Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center in Tualatin: 503-692-7391
  • Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver: 360-487-5341

Also, see our providers and locations page.

For those who need surgery

For some people, the best treatment is total joint replacement surgery. Doctors can remove the damaged hip, knee or shoulder and replace it with an artificial joint. Read more from our health library here.  

If joint replacement surgery is the best solution for you, Legacy Health’s specialized orthopedic surgeons are here to help, with coordinated care to get you back on track. Our team approach will involve you and your family as active partners in planning and making decisions. We offer a pre-surgical education class to help you understand your surgery and hospital stay, and to recover and achieve your best result. 

Latest technology

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


Surgery for hips, knees and shoulders

Choosing to have replacement surgery is a big decision. We are here to help, with specialized care and a team to support you all along the way.

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



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