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Hip and Knee Overview

Thousands of patients have come to St. Louis from around the country to undergo hip or knee replacement procedures, as the program ranks in the Top 10 among academic medical centers in the United States by the large number of total joint replacement procedures performed annually. See our joint replacement quality outcomes data.

The Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Program at Washington University Orthopedics and Barnes-Jewish Hospital is nationally recognized for its exceptional quality and innovative patient care initiatives that have led to better long-term outcomes and reduced post-surgical complications. Read more about our program distinguishments. 

Our highly-skilled physicians will help you overcome your hip or knee pain, and vastly improve your quality of life. Learn more about our  program by meeting Dr. John Clohisy, Chief of Service, and Dr. Robert Barrack:




Procedures Provided:

  • Custom knee replacements
  • Total joint replacements (hip and knee)
  • Revision total joint replacement (for patients suffering from failed implants due to loosening or fracture)
  • Mini-incision unicondylar knee arthroplasty (MIS UKA and TKA)
  • Patient specific cutting guides for TKA
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Osteotomies (joint preserving operations of the hip and knee)
  • Core decompression and bone grafting procedures
  • Hip impingement procedures
  • Hip and knee arthroscopy
  • Arthrodesis (for end-stage degenerative disease in young adults)

Patient education materials:

Quick Links for Total Joint Replacement Patients

Patient Journey Guide - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Video: Knee Joint Replacement Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Exercises
Video: Hip Joint Replacement Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Exercises

Printable Resources

Video Library

Patient Stories

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The Center for Adolescent & Young Adult Hip Disorders

The Center for Adolescent & Young Adult Hip Disorders

The Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Disorders, one of the most rapidly advancing subspecialties in orthopedics, provides comprehensive, specialized care. Click here to learn more.