Welcome to the Center for Total Joint Replacement

The Center for Total Joint Replacement at the Palo Alto Center works to provide excellent, comprehensive and personal care to patients who need joint replacement surgery, from the first consultation to the last post-operative visit.

About the Center

We offer hip, knee, elbow, and shoulder replacement, as well as "revision" operations. These are procedures to replace old artificial joints that no longer work well with newer joints.

The Center for Total Joint Replacement is part of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, one of the largest and most respected multispecialty groups in California. PAMF offers state-of-the-art technology, including an electronic health record that our physicians can access from anyplace they provide care.

Additional Resources

Total Joint Replacement Patient Booklet, (Acrobat file, download free Reader if you don't have it)

Anterior Hip Replacement
A new approach that results in shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times.

BIRMINGHAM HIP* Resurfacing System
An exciting new alternative to total hip replacement is now available in the United States. And surgeons James M. Hartford, M.D., and John V. Lannin, M.D., are bringing this procedure to PAMF patients.