Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurosurgery and Joint Replacement

Get your life back in motion with the Orthopaedic Center at St. Vincent’s. Our expert surgeons and compassionate team offer a full-range of services to help relieve pain and help you return to an active lifestyle, whatever your age.

St. Vincent’s Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission for our expert joint replacement program for hip, knee and shoulder.

“You’re not a number, they take care of you and act like you’re family. You’re going to get the full spectrum of what needs to get taken care of with one thing in sight – let’s get them back on their feet and get them home and back to the quality of life they should have.”

- Jack M.

Complete Access to Specialty Procedures

St. Vincent’s orthopaedic surgeons specialize in Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Hip Resurfacing, Shoulder Replacement and Reverse Shoulder Replacement. 

For emergency and planned care, St. Vincent’s team of expert neurosurgeons performs the latest delicate spinal procedures. Areas of specialty include a simple herniated disc to complex and advanced spinal fusions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.  

St. Vincent’s orthopaedic and neurosurgeons also specialize in musculoskeletal conditions that arise from trauma, sports injuries and the effects of degenerative disease, infections, tumors or congenital conditions including spinal surgery. Download our guide on preparing for Spinal Surgery.

In addition to our highly trained surgeons, our services include board-certified radiologists and skilled physical therapists and orthopaedic physician assistants to assist you in preparing for and recovering from your surgery.

Total Knee Replacement (TKR)

Knee replacements can help relieve pain and get you back to enjoying normal, everyday activities. For those who have become bow-legged or knock-kneed over the years, it can also straighten the legs into a more natural position. 

Procedure: Total Knee Replacement involves resurfacing of the "worn" portion of the knee. The diseased surfaces are removed and replaced with specially designed components that provide a smooth low friction surface to restore function.  The femur (thigh bone), tibia (leg bone) and patella (knee cap) are resurfaced. Bone preservation cuts are made in the collateral ligaments, while muscle and tendons are left intact. 

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Total Hip Replacement

Hip replacement is one of the most important surgical advances, helping more than 250,000 people each year to relieve pain and get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities. Hip replacement surgery may be considered when arthritis limits your everyday activities such as walking and bending, when pain continues while resting or stiffness in your hip limits your ability to move or lift your leg. 

Procedure: Hip replacement is a metal and plastic covering that replaces the damaged or diseased hip joint. There are many hip replacement designs that are available to the surgeon. Choice of type of prosthesis, fixation technique and bearing surface is based on many factors including age of patient, activity level, bone quality and bone shape.   

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Hip Resurfacing

This minimally invasive procedure is usually intended for patients requiring replacement earlier in life and for patients with athletic lifestyles.

Upper Body Joint Replacement Procedures

Shoulder Arthroplasty (or replacement) 

This can be partial by replacing just the head of the humerus (ball) or both the head of the humerus and the glenoid (the socket) are replaced with a metal and plastic prosthesis.  Reasons for Surgery: Arthritis, severe fractures, rotator cuff arthropathy and avascular necrosis.  

Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty

In this procedure, the replacement ball and socket are switched, so the plastic socket component is placed at the top of the humerus and the ball is attached to the shoulder bone.  Doing a reverse shoulder replacement allows the patient to raise the arm using the deltoid muscle instead of the rotator cuff. Reasons for Surgery: Severe rotator cuff tears and arm weakness, a combination of severe arthritis and rotator cuff tear, or a prior shoulder replacement that failed. 

Other upper body procedures performed at the Orthopaedic Center include rotator cuff repair, fracture repair and carpal tunnel release.

Orthopaedic Video Resources

Learn about Orthopaedic conditions and treatments from our expert physicians.


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    2800 Main Street
    Bridgeport, CT 06606
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    Contact our Orthopaedic Program Manager for more information.

    Phone: 475.210.5409