Total Joint Replacement
Lifespan Orthopedics Institute

Total Joint Replacement at Newport Hospital

Welcome to our Total Joint Program, where we focus on a personalized patient experience, from initial consultation through recovery. Our program takes a unique approach, using the innovative "enhanced recovery after surgery" (ERAS) protocol, a holistic strategy to better prepare you for surgery, support you during surgery, and expedite your recovery after surgery. Our focus is on “prehab” as well as rehab, so that you go in to surgery healthy, physically and mentally prepared, and positioned for a fast recovery.

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To learn more about the program, call 401-845-4330 and someone will return your call within 24 hours or the next business day.

Joint Replacement

In the Total Joint Program at Newport Hospital, we perform upper and lower joint replacement procedures.

Knee Arthroplasty

In total knee replacement, the surgeon removes the damaged surfaces of the bones in the joint and fits replacement components into place. The knee implant consists of three pieces made of metal and rugged high-density plastic. The surface of the femur (thigh bone) is replaced with a rounded metal component that matches the curve of the natural bone. The end of the tibia (shin bone) is replaced with a flat metal component that holds a smooth piece of plastic as substitute for the cartilage. The undersurface of the patella (kneecap) may also be replaced with an implant made of polyethylene. The replacement appears and functions much like a normal knee. After surgery, the patient will recover most of the normal range of motion of the knee, from extension (straight leg) to flexion (bent leg).

Total Knee animation

Hip Arthroplasty

In total hip replacement, the orthopedic surgeon removes bone and cartilage in a damaged hip joint and replaces it with an artificial joint made of metal and rugged high-density plastic. This implant comprises a prosthetic ball and socket, and mimics the structure and motion of the natural hip joint. Followed by rehabilitative therapy, it helps people with significant damage to the hip joint, usually alleviating pain and restoring the joint's range of motion.

Total Hip animation

Shoulder Arthroplasty

Shoulder replacement is most commonly used to treat degenerative joint disease, such as osteoarthritis, severe rotator cuff tears, rheumatoid arthritis, posttraumatic conditions, and avascular necrosis, among other problems. Most patients undergoing shoulder replacement surgery — those with little or no damage to the rotator cuff — benefit from traditional total shoulder replacement. Patients who suffer from severe arthritis combined with a severely torn rotator cuff receive a reverse total shoulder replacement, which switches the position of the ball and socket. These shoulder surgeries may relieve pain and restore function.

 Logo for the Blue Distinction. In 2017, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island named Newport Hospital a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacement.

Blue Distinction Center

In 2017, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island named Newport Hospital a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacement. Based on objective clinical measures, this distinction recognizes the hospital’s expertise in delivering quality care and improved patient safety, resulting in better outcomes for patients.

Before Surgery: How to Prepare

Following the steps and doing the exercises in the video above will help you prepare for a successful surgery.

After Surgery: Steps to a Successful Recovery

Following the steps in the video above after your surgery can help ensure a successful recovery.