Your joints may not be something you think about often - unless they hurt. Perhaps the hinge-joint of your knee is not bending and straightening as smoothly as it used to. Or the ball-and-socket joint of your shoulder is no longer moving freely. Your joints can be damaged by disease, injury, or simply through aging. As your joint wears away, you might experience pain, stiffness and swelling.

Each year, over 700,000 individuals in the U.S. choose joint replacement to relieve joint pain. The highly-skilled surgeons affiliated with Texas Orthopedic Hospital perform over 2,400 joint replacements every year. A specialty orthopedics hospital, Texas Orthopedic Hospital has long been recognized for providing the highest level of care for our joint replacement patients.

Joint replacement surgery

One of the greatest surgical advances of the last century, joint replacement can help you regain a normal, active lifestyle. During joint replacement surgery, the surgeon replaces all or part of a damaged joint with a prosthesis, an artificial joint made of metal, plastic or ceramic, designed to simulate the movement of a healthy, natural joint.

Types of joint replacement surgeries include:

Along with their joint pain, many patients seek joint replacement because of fractures and damaged cartilage at the ends of bones. Joint replacement is also a very effective treatment for those with advanced arthritis. After the arthritic or damaged joint is removed and replaced by a prosthesis, patients usually experience a swift recovery and are able to actively move with their new joint in no time.

While total joint replacement is highly successful, approximately 10% of implants will fail, requiring joint revision surgery. This second procedure replaces the deteriorating implant.

Helpful Resources: Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery - At-Home Exercises

Joint replacement specialists

The majority of orthopedic surgeons at Texas Orthopedic Hospital are members of the Fondren Orthopedic Group, globally recognized for leadership in orthopedics. Our highly experienced, specially trained surgeons use advanced techniques to achieve optimal patient outcomes. This includes robotic-assisted surgery for total knee and partial knee replacements whenever possible. Because of its high accuracy, this advanced surgical capability may provide patients with reduced pain, scarring and recovery time.

Our multidisciplinary team includes internal medicine physicians, registered nurses and nurse practitioners, anesthesiologists, pain management specialists, physical, occupational and aquatic therapists, case managers, dietitians and others specially trained to care for orthopedic patients. The team's goal is to ensure our patients receive exceptional care — before, during and after their procedures.

Texas Orthopedic Hospital is ranked as High Performing in Hip and Knee Replacement by U.S. News & World Report and has been recognized as one of Healthgrades' America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™.

Awards & Recognition

U.S. News & World Report

  • High Performing in Hip Replacement (2020-2024)
  • High Performing in Knee Replacement (2020-2024)
  • High Performing in Hip Fracture (2021-2024)
  • High Performing in Spinal Fusion (2021-2024)


  • Ranked #1 in Texas for joint replacement 3 Years in Row (2022-2024)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for 12 Years in a Row (2013-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2021-2024)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Outpatient Back and Neck Surgery in 2024

Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement
  • Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery

The Joint Commission

  • Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification (2019-2026)