Rochester General Hospital Joint Replacement Center

Nationally recognized for orthopaedics, the Center for Joint Replacement at Rochester General Hospital consistently delivers only the highest level of care - even if you have a complex medical condition or injury. It's a level of care that's only made possible when everyone is committed to working together for joint success.

Rochester General's Center for Joint Replacement offers a full range of (total) joint replacement services, including:

  • Total knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Unicompartmental knee replacement
  • Bilateral total knee replacement
  • Revision total joint replacement (replacing an existing artificial joint)
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Reverse shoulder replacement
  • Elbow replacement
  • Ankle replacement
  • Direct anterior total hip arthroplasty (See below)

Surgery is just one part of a comprehensive care plan. We work with you to design a plan to provide a smooth transition through every phase of your experience before, during and after your procedure.

Unmatched Team of Joint Replacement Experts

Rochester General's Center for Joint Replacement renowned surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons or are board eligible. Most have performed hundreds of joint replacement procedures and all are trained in the latest surgical techniques, technologies and use of biomaterials.

Our team also includes highly-trained orthopaedic and other specialized nurses, anesthesiologists, technicians, social workers, as well as physical and occupational therapists.

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Direct anterior total hip arthroplasty

All patients with hip arthritis requiring total hip arthroplasty may be candidates for a minimally invasive, direct anterior muscle sparing approach called direct anterior total hip arthroplasty. Benefits of direct anterior total hip arthroplasty include:

  • Faster recovery
  • Less muscle damage
  • No motion restrictions after surgery
  • Improved accuracy of implant positioning

Talk to your doctor or make an appointment with our team using the contact information below to see if you are a candidate for the anterior hip approach. Patients who are significantly obese or have a large abdomen, with certain prior hip injuries or surgeries and with unusual congenital hip deformities may not be candidates for this approach. 

Anterior hip approach providers 

Matthew Bessette, MD
Colin Canham, MD
Nicholas J. Lofreddo, DO