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Hip and Knee

For appointments, call (314) 514-3500.

Washington University orthopedic hip and knee specialists provide diagnosis and treatment for preservation and reconstruction of the hip and knee. Partnered with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the hip and knee program has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™, and is designated as a Center of Excellence for sustaining exceptional standards of healthcare quality and safety, improving and maintaining orthopedic excellence, and providing outstanding patient care.

Our team of medical specialists, nurses, rehabilitation therapists and physiatrists is committed to providing comprehensive services for joint preservation, reconstruction, and partial or total joint replacement.

Services include treatment of:
  • Articular cartilage injury 
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Knee dislocations
  • Ligament Tears
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Patella Dislocations
  • Patella tendon
  • Post-traumatic arthritis 
  • Post-traumatic nonunion and malunion of the proximal femur
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendon Ruptures


Quality Outcomes Data for Hip and Knee Replacements
Average joint class attendance: 98%
High patient preparedness and engagement could lead to better outcomes.

Average hospital length of stay (LOS): 1.5 days*
*National average LOS is 4 days for patients greater than age 75; 3 days for ages 45-54 Source: CDC/NCHS, National Hospital Discharge Survey.

Substantially lower 30-day readmission rate (compared to national average): 2.54%*
*Data for Medicare total knee or total hip patients; national average is 4.8%.

Out of 97 hospitals in the nation to score better-than-average for the least number of complications reported following joint replacement, we are the only St. Louis-area hospital to achieve this outcome.
Identified by Medicare in 2015; first time Medicare has tracked outcomes of hip and knee replacement surgeries.

For more information about outcomes data, visit Washington University Orthopedics