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Orthopaedic Services

Joint Replacement

joint-replacementIf you are considering a joint replacement, you probably have arthritis in your hip, knee or shoulder.  While joint replacements have become somewhat commonplace procedures, only highly skilled surgeons should perform them.  See the list of joint replacement surgeries we perform.

Joint replacement specialists

All of our orthopaedic surgeons are board-certified and have more than 75 years of combined experience practicing orthopaedic surgery.  Some lead major orthopaedic departments at local hospitals and are responsible for some of the most innovative surgical techniques and new technologies to improve total joint replacement surgery.  In fact, other orthopaedic surgeons refer highly complex surgeries to our doctors.

Our specialists’ experience includes:

  • Randall J. Lewis, MD, is the inventor of the Explant device and made revision hip surgery safer, quicker and more conservative of acetabular bone.
  • Anthony Unger, MD, developed a specialized technique to perform anterior hip replacements without a special table.

Joint replacement expertise

The specialization that comes with joint replacement has more to do with just the actual surgery. Our doctors focus on all the phases of the surgical process:

  • Pre-surgical: preparation for total joint replacements, including physical therapy and preparing for the recovery process
  • During surgery: pain protocols and anesthesia that make the post-recovery phase easier. Currently our total knee patients receive peripheral nerve bocks along with their regular anesthesia, dramatically reducing postoperative pain for the first three days.  These patients recover much faster and have a reduced need for narcotics, making the postoperative period much more comfortable while avoiding narcotic side effects.
  • Post surgery: designing a physical therapy protocol that will speed your return to routine activities. Learn more about physical therapy and rehabilitation.

Joint Replacement Evaluation

At Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, one of our joint replacement specialists will evaluate whether you are a candidate for joint replacement.  At your evaluation, you can expect:

  • Thorough medical history taken
  • Physical examination
  • X-rays (when indicated)
  • Appropriate advanced imaging studies, (e.g. MRI or CT scan)

Joint Replacement Surgery

Below are list of the joint replacement surgeries we perform.  Please click on the type of surgery to learn more about it:



Watch a knee replacement. (Warning: this may be too graphic for some users.)


Please call us for an appointment at 202-787-5601.

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JOINT specialists

Marc D.
Connell, MD
About Dr. Connell
Marc D. Connell, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement.
Richard M.
Grossman, MD
About Dr. Grossman
Dr. Grossman specializes in arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder, fracture care, total joint replacement of the hip and knee, and sprains and strains.
Randall J.
Lewis, MD
About Dr. Lewis
Randall J. Lewis, MD, specializes in surgery of the hip and knee. A charter member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, he primarily performs hip and knee joint replacements.
Anthony S.
Unger, MD
About Dr. Unger
Dr. Anthony S. Unger, MD, is the nationally recognized expert in Total Joint Replacement and Minimally Invasive Surgery.


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