Joints are formed by the ends of two or more bones connected by tissue called cartilage. Healthy cartilage serves as a protective cushion, allowing smooth, low-friction movement of the joint.
Hip replacement has become necessary for your arthritic hip: this is one of the most effective operations known and should give you many years of freedom from pain.
A Total Knee Replacement (TKR) or Total Knee Arthroplasty is a surgery that replaces an arthritic knee joint with artificial metal or plastic replacement parts called the 'prostheses'.
Shoulder joint replacements are usually done to relieve pain and when all non-operative treatment to relieve pain have failed.
Dr. Michael J. Christie
Dr. Michael J. Christie came to Nashville in 1984 as an assistant professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In 1989, he founded the Vanderbilt Arthritis and Joint Replacement Center, serving as its director...
Dr. David K. DeBoer
Dr. DeBoer is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in primary and total joint replacement. He holds two degrees from Vanderbilt University; a medical doctorate and a master's degree in biomedical engineering.
J. Craig Morrison
Dr. Morrison joined SJRI in August of 2002 after completing his Otto Aufranc Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. The program provides specialty training joint replacement surgery.
Jeffrey T. Hodrick
Originally from Shamokin, Pennsylvania, Dr. Hodrick earned a B.S. in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy from Duke University, where he played varsity football from 1993 to 1997, serving as captain of the team in 1997...
Southern Joint Replacement Institute is devoted to the treatment of patients needing primary and revision total joint replacement of the hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art care in a professional...