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Joint Replacement Program

Receive exceptional care from a renowned orthopedic team

The Joint Replacement Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston uses advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques to eliminate or relieve your hip and knee pain. Whether you have severe arthritis or another painful joint disorder, you can count on our orthopaedic team to get you moving again. Explore our treatment options: 

Knee Replacement
    Hip Replacement

  Mako Robotic-Arm
Assisted Technology
    Hip Preservation

Surgical expertise is what matters most

Every year, Michael Baratz, MD and Jeffrey Zarin, MD perform hundreds of total joint replacements, a mark of their skill and experience that also places our program in the high-volume category for these surgeries. Drs. Baratz and Zarin are skilled in the latest reconstructive and joint replacement techniques, including Mako robotic-arm assisted surgeries and direct anterior hip arthroplasty.

Dr. Zarin, Chief of Arthroplasty at Tufts Medical Center, talks about knee and hip replacement surgery and how new MAKO robotic-arm assisted technology can help.

Our orthopedic surgeons treat many people who have multiple illnesses, complex medical conditions and complex situations relating to painful or infected joint replacements. As a result, doctors throughout Greater Boston entrust us with patients who have severe conditions. They also regularly refer people who need joint replacement revision, a high-risk procedure because of its potential for dangerous complications.

Should total joint replacement be your best treatment option, you will be in excellent hands. Our joint surgeons personally performs all the procedures at the Joint Replacement Program.

Is joint replacement right for you?

Thousands of joint replacements are performed in the United States every day. Today’s surgical techniques are extremely advanced, and joint implant materials are very durable.

Before we consider joint replacement surgery, we typically explore conservative, non-operative treatments to preserve your natural hip or knee. Decisions about surgery are made only after a health evaluation and in-depth conversations between you and our physicians. Learn more about our non-surgical offerings, including: 

Educating you and your family about your condition and options is an important part of our mission. You can learn more by reading our Joint Replacement FAQs.

If you’re planning to have a joint replacement, we encourage you to attend our Joint Replacement Workshop. The workshop is a unique event where we answer all your questions and cover everything you need to know before you have surgery.

A photograph of the Mako robot, which is used for joint replacement surgery at Tufts MC.

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Techonology

Tufts MC is one of a small group of centers in New England to offer the Mako system for joint replacement surgery.

Learn what this means for you

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