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Awards & Recognition 

In 2016, Blue Cross Blue Shield awarded Pardee Hospital with the Blue Distinction Center+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries. 

Joint Replacement    

At the Pardee Center for Joint Replacement, our goal is to help you maintain your independence and quality of life. We are dedicated to providing you with a safe, high-quality and supportive joint replacement experience.

Our joint replacement team

Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons use advanced surgical techniques for lower-risk surgeries and faster recovery times. We also have a dedicated Joint Center patient representative on staff who will guide you through your joint replacement preparation and recovery.

Joint replacement surgery

We offer the following joint replacement surgical procedures:

  • Hip replacement surgery

  • Knee replacement surgery

  • Shoulder replacement surgery

Hip replacement surgery

Total hip replacement (arthroplasty) is a common procedure that involves removing the head of the thighbone (femur) and replacing the ball-and-socket mechanism of the hip with artificial implants.

This procedure should improve your pain and mobility, allowing you to maintain your independence and quality of life.

Knee replacement surgery

Your knee may wear out for a variety of reasons, including inflammation from arthritis, injury or simple wear and tear.You may be a candidate for total knee replacement (arthroplasty) if you have severe deterioration in your knee joint. More than 300,000 people undergo the procedure each year.

A knee replacement involves the resurfacing of the worn-out areas of the knee.

We offer minimally invasive total knee replacement, which requires a smaller incision that is only four to six inches long, which can reduce damage to the tissue around your knee

Shoulder replacement surgery

You may be a candidate shoulder replacement (arthroplasty) if you have arthritis or a degenerative joint disease that makes your shoulder stiff and painful, or if your upper arm bone is fractured so badly that you are at risk for tissue death.

Shoulder replacement surgery replaces damaged surfaces with artificial parts (prostheses).

Joint replacement patient representative

Brianna Stepp, RN

As the Joint Center patient representative, Brianna serves as an easily accessible, expert resource when you are undergoing elective knee or hip replacement.

As your patient representative, Brianna will:

  • Discuss admission screenings to make sure you have necessary tests and appointments before your surgery

  • Schedule your surgical orientation

  • Lead you through Joint Center education classes

  • Visit with you while you are recovering from surgery

  • Work with participants in our Joint Camp, an inpatient program of group physical and occupational therapy to improve movement and circulation, and speed recovery

Contact Us!


For more information about joint replacement surgery, call 828-696-1027.

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