Knee or hip total joint replacement is major surgery that requires careful preparation, as well as dedication to your recovery, to help prevent complications and get you on your path to recovery as soon as possible.
For best results, the COE Program at Virginia Mason follows clinical guidelines for determining:
Meet with your regular health care provider to find out more about knee or hip replacement and if it's right for you. Surgery is a big step, and one that's advised only after you've tried other treatments for at least 3 months, or as recommended by your provider. These may include a combination of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), strengthening exercises, physical therapy, and corticosteroid injections.
Call our concierge desk at 855-784-4563 (TRS: 711), weekdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time.
Find answers to our most frequently asked questions about this program.
You and your care companion have a range of travel benefits to support your COE experience, including flights and hotel at no cost if you live more than 60 driving miles from the COE location.