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Learn about surgical techniques, joint implants, the cost of hip & knee replacement surgery, recovery, rehab strategies, and more.

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In 2014, The Joint Center celebrated its 14th anniversary and more than 12,000 joint replacement surgeries. Held as an acclaimed model for best practices, The Joint Center is led by nationally recognized surgeons in procedures, implant design and research, along with VMC's team of specialized joint replacement nurses and therapists.

Orthopedic surgeons and specialists treat muscle or tendon strains and sprains, bone fractures, arthritis as well as joint and spine conditions:

  • Foot & Ankle
  • Knee Replacement
  • Hip Replacement
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Spine
  • Shoulder & Elbow
  • Hand & Wrist


Top Rated Program in the State

Having ranked #1 in Washington for Joint Replacement for the past four years, Valley Medical Center has created a program led by Medical Director, William Barrett, orthopedic surgeon, that our patients and community can be proud to call theirs:

"Dr. Barrett is really an exceptional leader in recruiting patients for the VMC joint service and assuring that their protocols and care paths are adhered to. The Joint Center’s service excellence and cost effective, quality outcomes are quite impressive." 

Johnese Spisso
Chief Health System Officer, UW Medicine &
Vice President for Medical Affairs,
University of Washington 


Hip & Knee Replacement Seminar Videos

What to Expect by William Barrett, MD, Medical Director of The Joint Center

 Watch Dr. Barrett's presentation on joint replacement


Pre-Op Joint Replacement Seminar Video

If you have scheduled hip or knee replacement surgery, plan to watch the Joint Unit Pre-Op Seminar Video. It explains everything you need to know about your surgery, from pre-planning through rehab.