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Founded in 2000, The Joint Center was the first dedicated joint replacement center in the Pacific Northwest with more than 20,000 joint replacement surgeries. Held as an acclaimed model for best practices, The Joint Center is led by nationally recognized surgeons in joint procedures, robotic joint replacement, implant design and research, in partnership 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, joint replacement and other joint and spine conditions:

  • Foot & ankle
  • Knee replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Spine
  • Shoulder & elbow
  • Hand & wrist


A Top-Rated Program in Washington State

A top-rated joint replacement center, Valley Medical Center has created a program led by Medical Director, William Barrett, orthopedic surgeon, that our patients and community are proud to call theirs. Valley took a giant leap forward with the introduction of robotic total knee replacement offering faster recovery and superior precision allowing the surgical team to more accurately visualize and predict joint stability for the patient's natural frame with the ultimate goal of providing the best fit possible for enhanced patient outcomes. 

Knee & Hip Replacement Seminar Videos

Frequently Asked Questions
About Knee and Hip Joint Replacement Surgery

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Prepare for Knee and Hip Joint Replacement Surgery:
Watch This Video Before Your Procedure

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00:00 — Introduction with Dr. Barrett and Jana Flener PA-C
08:02 — Seminar Goals
08:47 — Your Stay at the Joint Center
11:07 — Preparing For Surgery
16:22 — Day of Surgery
19:22 — Pre-Operative Area
20:37 — In the OR
21:20 — The Recovery Room (PACU)
22:38 — Pain Management
24:24 — Managing Possible Risks
25:50 — Rehabilitation
27:27 — Physical Therapy
28:49 — Going Home
30:47 — Follow Up Appointments