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Joint Replacement

Performing more than 750 surgical procedures of the hip, knee and shoulder each year, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital is the leading joint replacement provider in all of eastern Connecticut and southern Rhode Island. New techniques and longer-lasting artificial implants make joint replacement a treatment option for many adults with joint pain. L+M's mission in each joint replacement surgery is clear: to safely help patients regain as much ease and comfort of movement as possible thereby fostering a more active, healthy and happy lifestyle.

Our highly-skilled surgeons offer the latest in advanced joint replacement surgical techniques. L+M's individualized care to joint replacement has a track record of fewer complications, rapid recovery times and long lasting benefits. Our joint replacement team includes board-certified orthopedic surgeons, nurses, technicians and therapists specially trained in total joint care. Our multidisciplinary team is with you at each step along the way, helping you understand what to expect before, during and after surgery. From post-operative recovery and throughout your rehabilitation, we offer a patient-centered approach to getting you back to a healthy and active lifestyle.

Nationally Recognized - The Joint Commission Gold Seal Award

The Joint Replacement Center at Lawrence + Memorial has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its total hip and total knee replacement programs by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.

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Specialized Care During Your Stay

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital has a designated post-surgical unit for specialized care where patients begin their recovery in a comfortable environment, with specialty trained staff. Our goal is to make you comfortable during your stay, while getting you quickly on the road to recovery and rehabilitation. The Joint Replacement post-operative unit offers the following:

  • Interdisciplinary approach toward patient-centered care at the bedside
  • Private rooms for total joint replacement patients
  • The latest in hospital patient bed technology
  • Individualized inpatient rehabilitation, post-operatively on the orthopedic nursing unit
  • Flat screen TVs in every patient room
  • Free Wi-Fi available
  • Room Service
  • Free Valet Parking
  • Quieter unit environment - clinical staff use of wireless paging system

The team works closely with referring physicians to guide each patient from pre-surgery education through post-surgery rehabilitation and recovery. Minimizing your pain is a goal of the team. Prior to surgery, your plan of pain management is determined by your surgeon and reviewed with you, so you understand the course of treatment which will be taken post-operatively.

Once you are home, your rehabilitation can continue with outpatient physical therapy rehabilitation, available through Lawrence + Memorial's Signature Rehabilitation sites conveniently located in East Lyme, Waterford and Groton.

Surgical Procedures include:

  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Revisions of Hip Replacement
  • Complete Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Knee Revisions
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse-Ball Total Shoulder Replacement

Laurie's Comeback Story

This skilled sailboat captain wasn’t about to let knee pain force her dockside.

Pre-Op Joint Replacement Surgery Class

Attend an in-person pre-op educational class to prepare you for your upcoming surgery. 


To register, call 860-442-0711 ext. 4885 or email [email protected]