At Reading Hospital, we believe everyone deserves to move through life free from knee and hip pain. That’s why our nationally ranked orthopedic team takes a personalized approach to your care — ensuring you have every resource you need to thrive again. At our Joint Care Center, we offer the full spectrum of orthopedic services and specialize in minimally invasive total joint replacements using best-in-class techniques and technologies. In fact, we perform more than 1,300 knee and hip replacements annually in one of the most technologically advanced surgical centers in the region. With a focus on quicker recovery and a passion for getting you back to your everyday activities pain-free, our team approach to your care allows us to deliver the lowest complication rates, the best patient outcomes and most effective treatment options available. Getting you back to the life you love, without the pain, is what matters the most to our orthopedic team.

Am I A Candidate for A Knee or Hip Replacement?

If you’re experiencing knee or hip pain, even the little things become a big struggle. Walking the dog, grocery shopping or going for a jog can become a tremendous challenge. A knee or hip replacement may be the best solution for you if you suffer from one or more of the following conditions:

• Arthritis
• Bone fractures
• Inability to sleep through the pain
• Pain that limits or prevents activities and does not respond to other therapy

There’s an easy way to find out if total joint replacement surgery is right for you. Answer a few questions to get started.

Your Solution to Chronic Knee or Hip Pain

Knee or hip pain can take over nearly every aspect of your life. Sometimes, physical therapy, pain management and other services are not enough. However, you don’t have to live with pain every day. There is a life-changing solution: knee and hip replacement surgery. By replacing the painful parts of your joints with high quality, durable components designed to mimic the form and function of your joint and meet your individual needs, we reduce painful friction and stress to your knee or hip.

Reading Hospital sets the standard for high quality joint replacement. In fact, we exceed national averages for the number of joint replacements and positive patient outcomes. As the area’s only program with Joint Commission Advanced Certification in Total Knee and Hip Replacement, Reading Hospital’s top-ranked surgeons offer leading-edge, minimally invasive orthopedic options using state-of-the-art technology. That means smaller incisions, enhanced accuracy, reduced recovery times and renewed confidence that you’ll be able to bend, move and walk again. With a specialty unit for joint replacement patients and a Wellness Program designed to move you from surgery to your daily activities comfortably, receiving a total joint replacement at Reading Hospital will help you regain mobility without the pain.


Does hip pain keep you up at night? Has knee pain stopped you from doing your favorite activities? Answer a few questions to see if joint replacement surgery is right for you.

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Advanced Certification in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement
The Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification focuses on transitions of care from the pre-surgical orthopedic consultation to the intraoperative, hospitalization or ambulatory surgical centers admission, rehabilitation activities and follow-up visits with the orthopedic surgeon. It indicates that Reading Hospital provides a high quality continuum of care.


U.S. News: Rated High Performing for Hip and Knee Replacement
A hospital’s hip and knee replacement score is based on multiple data categories, including patient outcomes, volume and more. Hospitals received one of three ratings – high performing, average or below average – unless they treated an insufficient number of patients to be rated. Hospitals that earned a high performing rating were significantly better than the national average. Reading Hospital is nationally ranked and rated high performing in hip and knee replacement.


Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacements
Receiving a Five-Star rating from Healthgrades shows that orthopedic patients receiving a total knee replacement experience minimal in-hospital complications and better outcomes before, and up to a month after care. This recognition focuses on the quality of patient care and top clinical outcomes for total knee replacements.

Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacements
Receiving a Five-Star rating from Healthgrades shows that orthopedic patients receiving a total hip replacement experience minimal in-hospital complications and better outcomes before, and up to a month after care. This recognition focuses on the quality of patient care and top clinical outcomes for total hip replacements.

Joint Replacement Excellence Award
To be considered for an award in this specialty area, a hospital has to be evaluated and categorized into one of three performance categories for both total knee replacement and hip replacement. Procedures and in-hospital complications are evaluated, and the award is based on the average positive patient outcomes.


Blue Cross/Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement
Facilities receiving this distinction have demonstrated expertise in total knee and total hip replacement and provide surgeries with fewer complications and fewer hospital readmissions.

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