Types of Joint Replacement

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Types of Joint Replacement at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

The latest techniques in joint replacement

Inova hip and knee replacement surgeons utilize the most current surgical techniques, including minimally invasive procedures and the popular MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing. Our doctors also use the latest high-tech materials to improve the lifespan of the implant and maximize movement. 

Our surgeons are experts in total and partial knee and hip replacements and other reconstructive procedures. They have decades of experience and perform hundreds of joint replacements every year.

Hip replacement surgery

Inova's orthopedic surgeons are experts at hip replacement surgery. We offer anterior hip replacement, performed from the front of the hip rather than the back to preserve muscle and improve recovery. We also perform minimally invasive hip replacement surgery, which reduces the amount of trauma to the hip's surround tissues, nerves and ligaments.

Knee replacement surgery

Our surgeons have a range of techniques available to knee replacement surgery patients, including "gender knee", minimally invasive with MRI, partial knee replacement and MAKOplasty® knee resurfacing. Learn more about our knee replacement options arrow

Shoulder replacement surgery

Inova’s team of experienced orthopedic surgeons performs the most shoulder replacements in Northern Virginia using advanced techniques. Our surgeons must meet strict participation criteria based on volume and quality indicators. Visit our shoulder replacement website arrow

Ankle replacement surgery

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital offers a comprehensive ankle replacement program, offering state-of-the-art surgical options at our renowned orthopedic hospital, for patients who suffer from chronic ankle pain dues to arthritis or fracture.

What causes a joint to need replacement?

A hip or knee may need to be replaced for a number of medical reasons:

  • Arthritis in its different forms (arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis) can break down the integrity of the joint, causing pain, stiffness and inflammation
  • Bone disease such as osteonecrosis can result in loss of blood supply to the bone
  • Trauma caused by a fracture or dislocations
  • Failed or infected replacements from prior procedures, which may require revision surgery

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