Joint Replacement

Find a Joint Replacement Specialist
At Nuvance Health®, orthopedic surgeons provide all types of joint replacements. We use advanced technology such as robot-assisted surgery to operate safely, precisely and efficiently.

Joint replacements at Nuvance Health: Why choose us?

When you choose to have a joint replacement at Nuvance Health, you benefit from:

  • Centers of Excellence:

    The Joint Commission (TJC) has certified Danbury Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Northern Dutchess Hospital as Centers of Excellence in total joint replacements. All three hospitals are also Institutes of Quality in orthopedic care through Aetna. Additionally, Danbury Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification in Total Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery. These designations mean we offer safe, advanced care that promotes excellent outcomes.

  • Dedicated specialists:
    At every point in your care journey, a team of specialists offers you guidance and resources so you can recover well. Each of our hospitals has a designated postoperative unit where a specialized team of nurses, therapists, physician assistants (PAs) and pharmacists helps you prepare to return home. A dedicated patient navigator answers questions, prepares you for surgery and coordinates your post-op physical therapy.
  • Robot-assisted surgery:
    Orthopedic surgeons use a range of techniques for joint replacements. For example, the Mako® robotic arm allows surgeons to perform hip and knee replacements with even greater degrees of control and precision. Robot-assisted surgery offers patients quicker recovery times, shorter hospital stays and less pain.
  • Optimized outcomes:
    Patients who come to us benefit from excellent results and low risk of complications. For example, our hospitals are in the 90th percentile nationally for making sure you are up and walking the day after surgery and return to home safely and quickly.
Types of joint replacements we offer

Orthopedic surgeons provide all types of joint replacements, including robot-assisted and minimally invasive surgeries. Types of joint replacements we offer include:

  • Ankle replacement
  • Shoulder replacement

  • Partial joint replacements, including:
    • Partial knee resurfacing
    • Partial knee replacement

  • Total joint replacements, including:
    • Total hip replacements, or total hip arthroplasty (THA)
    • Total knee replacements (TKR), or total knee arthroplasty (TKA)


Care for Joint Replacement

Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Putnam Hospital are participating in Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement, a care improvement initiative from Medicare.