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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. 

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:


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.

Your Joint Replacement Specialists

Joint Program Nurse Navigator

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, Kathleen St. Ours, RN, 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. 

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Rehabilitation

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.

Rehab Dynamics

News, Advice & Stories

Jun 29, 2021

Benefits of Joint Replacement

Luckily, the “wearing out” of your knees and hips is not something all of us will experience. But for those who do suffer from severe arthritis in their joints, it can make what used to be even the simplest moves more difficult than expected. Over the course of time, the arthritis in the joint worsens. It can often result in debilitating pain that limits you from normal daily activities and erodes your quality of life.

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Apr 27, 2021

Survive the good times - tips to return to being social

This might sound silly but having fun can be hard, especially when you are learning how to re-socialize after a year of practical isolation. It can be exciting because you are eager to spend time with people.

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Apr 26, 2021

How to enhance your nutrition and wellness in the workplace

Some people find it helpful to choose a day of the week when they are least busy and prepare meals. For example, you can cook chicken in bulk to be used as a topping for a salad or used in a sandwich.

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Apr 23, 2021

Bristol Health lab services on Route 6 moving across the street from current location

Bristol Health on Monday will be moving its Route 6 lab and blood raw services to a location that better fits its growing base of patients.

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Sep 16, 2020

Experts Say Routine Medical Care Is Important Amid Pandemic

Andrew Lim, MD, medical director of emergency medicine at Bristol Health, discusses on NBC Connecticut how COVID-19 affected hospital emergency departments across the state and why continuing to receive your routine care is important during the pandemic.

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Apr 15, 2020

Lisa Coates Featured on "Face of Connecticut"

Lisa Coates, LCSW, operations manager of the Bristol Health Counseling Center, was the featured guest on this Sunday's WTIC Face Connecticut public affairs program. Listen to her interview here.

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Mar 31, 2020

HEALTHY LIVING: Make emotional health a priority during these trying times

During times of increased stress, we have to consider our emotional immune system. Our emotions play a significant role in how our body responds to stressful situations. To care for our family members and all those in our lives, we have to take care of ourselves as well.

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Mar 30, 2020

Bristol Health launches telemedicine program to limit in-person contact and help flatten the curve

Bristol Health Medical Group doctors have begun seeing many patients using a telemedicine video service that helps limit person-to-person contact and cut down on possible exposures to the coronavirus.

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Mar 18, 2020

ESPN: How to make mental health a priority during the coronavirus pandemic

ESPN spoke with Rebecca Colasanto, LCSW, the system director of behavioral health for Bristol Health, about how to manage and respond to the anxiety and stress that come with these rare times.

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Feb 04, 2020

HEALTHY LIVING: Learn the signs of heart disease

February is American Heart Month and there is no better time to discuss and raise awareness about heart disease.

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