Less Pain. More Living.

Joint Replacement

Our goal is to get you back to the life you want to live without all the aches and pain.

Joint Replacement

Our focus on providing an extraordinary patient experience is visible at every interaction. From convenient access to pre-admission testing and a suite of rehabilitation services available to you- to working with you to accomplish your recovery goals- we are here to provide you with extraordinary care. 

Whether you need a total joint replacement, revisional surgery or MRI assisted knee surgery, you can rest assured knowing that the joint team at Bristol Health offers some of the most skilled and cutting-edge surgical procedures in Connecticut. 

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Joint Surgery

Our team assists you in selecting the procedure that compliments your desired outcome and rehabilitation. When possible, our board-certified and fellowship trained surgeon performs less-invasive joint replacement and revisions, resulting in less pain, a faster recovery and an improved patient outcome. 

Some of our most common joint surgeries include:

  • Direct anterior (DA) approach for total hip surgical repair
  • Minimally invasive hip replacement
  • Minimally invasive knee replacement
  • Minimally invasive shoulder replacement
  • Revision total knee replacement

What to Expect

We know that you probably have a lot of questions about joint surgery, below are a few of the most common questions we receive.  As questions arise, please feel comfortable to call our office and speak to our staff so that we can help you through this process. Here's some insight into some of the most frequently asked questions.

Nurse Navigator: Here to Guide You Through the Process

We know that simply thinking about joint replacement can be overwhelming. But you can find comfort in knowing that you're not alone in this journey. Beginning several weeks before your surgery, to post-surgical care, rehabilitation, recovery and months after your surgery, your orthopedic nurse navigator will be there to assure that you get back to living life to the fullest.

Your navigator is there to answer questions, help schedule additional appointments, connect you with other specialists, keep you informed and guide you through the next steps of the process, and to provide support along the way. 


Regaining your physical powers and returning to an active, comfortable life post-surgery should be a positive and invigorating experience. Bristol Health's Rehab Dynamics therapy staff is skilled in diverse physical therapy and sports medicine techniques to enhance your recovery, working close with your orthopedist to ensure your plan of care meets your goals.

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News, Advice & Stories

Nov 08, 2019

Newest medical director at Bristol Hospital brings experience, veteran savvy

Bristol Hospital’s newest medical director brings with him over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field and 11 years in the Army Special Forces.

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Nov 07, 2019

Bristol Hospital Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety For The Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Bristol Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Bristol Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.

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Nov 01, 2019

Back to Moving Pain Free

After three successful joint replacement surgeries, Maria Cianchetti was able to get back to moving pain-free with help from a Bristol Health physical therapist.

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Oct 22, 2019

Back to Active, Back to Life

Sandi has always been active. When a torn bicep and rotator cuff threatened her lifestyle, she trusted Bristol Health to help.

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Oct 22, 2019

Strong Woman. Strong Heart.

With the help and support of her Bristol Health team, Linda Murdock strengthened her heart and overcame mitral valve regurgitation.

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Oct 15, 2019

Bristol Hospital will now work to make sure people addicted to opioids get both immediate treatment and support for long-term recovery

Looking to improve chances for survival for people addicted to opioids, Bristol Hospital has begun immediately starting them on Suboxone treatment and connecting them with recovery coaches and counselors.

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Oct 15, 2019

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Sally Bain-Picard was weighed down by lymphedema in her legs. With the help of a Bristol Health physical therapist, her legs returned to normal size, giving her more freedom.

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Oct 09, 2019

Bristol Hospital moves ahead with $15M emergency-room overhaul

Bristol Hospital is preparing to embark on the next phase of a $15-million expansion and renovation that will roughly double the size of its emergency department.

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Sep 17, 2019

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Sep 17, 2019

Bristol Health Spine Surgeon Performs First Radiofrequency Ablation

Bristol Health's Dr. Upadhyay is pleased to inform you that Bristol Health performed it first Radiofrequency Ablation of the metastatic spine tumor using a minimally invasive technique in September, 2019

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