Joint Replacement Center

The Joint Replacement Center at Maine Medical Center is northern New England’s leader in several advanced surgeries. Our integrated team approach leads to improved outcomes, faster recovery and higher patient satisfaction. Our patients benefit from having their own, unique space—with operating rooms, pre and post-operative rooms, and a family reception area.

The Joint Replacement Center is also proud to provide a rehabilitation gym that gets patients back to daily living—as quickly and comfortably as possible and robust education—because we believe informed patients have the best experiences. 

Awards & Recognitions

  • For 2017-2018, Orthopedics is ranked as ‘high-performing’ at MMC for knee and hip replacement, according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • The MMC Joint Replacement Center has earned two Gold Seals of ApprovalTM for health care quality of knee and hip replacements.
  • The MMC Joint Replacement Center has been named an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Facility for total joint replacement and spine surgery. Facilities are selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine has designated MMC as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement.

Dean's Story

As a muralist and father, Dean felt helpless when he could not paint and play with his kids the way he had used to. After far too many painful years, Dean finally decided to do something about it and consulted the medical expertise of the Joint Replacement Center. Find out how Dean is doing today, and what he is most thankful for now!

Innovation & Outcomes Report

Learn about our results and initiatives in joint replacement, sports medicine and trauma and fracture care. We are dedicated to providing the best patient care and outcomes- see how we do it.
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Our Services

Anterolateral Total Hip Replacement

A minimally-invasive procedure, anterolateral total hip replacement is performed through a small incision on the anterior, or side, of the hip. Because muscles and tendons are not disturbed, the prosthetic joint is more likely to remain in place during the recovery process. Patients who have had anterolateral hip replacement do not have the same movement restrictions as those who have had a posterior total hip replacement. This procedure typically results in less pain, quicker recovery and faster return to everyday activities.

The Joint Replacement Center surgical team, led by the skilled surgeons at Maine Medical Partners — Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, have performed more anterolateral total hip replacement surgeries than any other hospital in Maine.

Posterior Hip Replacement

For patients undergoing a "traditional" hip replacement, a posterior approach is used to access the diseased hip joint, remove and resurface arthritic bone and implant the replacement joint. A prosthetic joint is specially selected by the surgeon to match the patient's anatomy.

The Joint Replacement Center surgical team, led by the skilled surgeons at Maine Medical Partners — Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, perform more hip replacement surgeries than any other hospital in Maine.

Total Knee Replacement

Patients with arthritis in the knee joint experience pain when the smooth cartilage at the ends of the bones is damaged or missing. During knee replacement surgery, the surgeon removes arthritic and damaged bone in the knee joint, resurfaces the remaining bone and implants a replacement knee joint. Prosthetic joints are made of plastic and metal and are specially selected by the surgeon to match the build of a patient's body. Advances in technology now allow some patients to undergo knee replacement surgery who might not have been candidates in the past.

The highly skilled knee replacement surgeons at the Joint Replacement Center at Maine Medical Center are national leaders in this procedure. Their expertise includes a wide variety of approaches, including total and partial knee replacements, patellofemoral knee replacements, gender-specific knee replacements and small incision techniques.

Total Shoulder Replacement

Patients with arthritis in the shoulder joint experience pain when bones in the joint rub together. During shoulder replacement surgery, the surgeon removes arthritic and damaged bone in the shoulder joint, resurfaces the bone and implants a replacement shoulder joint. Prosthetic joints are made of plastic or metal and are specially selected by the surgeon to match the build of a patient's body.

Request an Appointment

Please note: If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Patients: To learn more about scheduling an appointment, please call our office at: 

Maine Medical Partners -Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Division of Joint Replacement
Phone: (207) 781-1551

Referring Physicians: To refer a patient to our practice, please call: 

Maine Medical Partners -Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Division of Joint Replacement
Phone: (207) 781-1551

Our Address:

Maine Medical Partners -Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
5 Bucknam Road
Falmouth, ME