The Center for Adult Joint Reconstruction

Joint Replacement Surgery is a procedure with a long track record of success for the treatment of severe arthritis. It involves the removal of worn cartilage and bone, followed by the placement of implants that function much like a normal joint. The total joint specialists at MOST have decades of experience with joint replacement and extensive knowledge of the latest advances to give their patients the best outcomes possible. We are proud to serve the DC Metro region and accept patients from all over the world. Please visit us in Potomac, Maryland or make a telemedicine consult today. We look forward to helping you live your best life.


Dr. Douglas Murphy
Dr. Nadim Hallal
Dr. Uchechi Iweala

Hospital and Surgical Center Affiliations

Massachusetts Avenue Surgical Center
Rockville Surgical Suites
Holy Cross Hospital
Holy Cross Germantown Hospital
Shady Grove Medical Center


Total Knee Replacement
Total Hip Replacement
Total Shoulder Replacement

Joint Replacement Q & A

What is Osteoarthritis and Can I Prevent it?

How Does a Joint Replacement Work?

When you have joint replacement surgery, your orthopedic surgeon removes your damaged, injured, or arthritic joint and replaces it with an artificial joint device, called a prosthesis. This prosthesis is made from metal, plastic, or ceramic, and is designed to replicate a healthy joint’s movement and function.

With the artificial joint, you have less pain, more mobility, and better joint function.

What Joints Can Be Replaced?

The team of orthopedic surgeons at Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy can perform joint replacement surgeries on many joints, but the most common include the hip, knee, and shoulder.

How Do You Know if You Need a Joint Replacement?

If you have chronic joint pain, a limited range of motion, or problems with how your joint functions, you may need a joint replacement. Before recommending surgery, your Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy physician opts for less invasive treatments like physical therapy, medications, and assistive devices when appropriate.

If you don’t notice any improvement or your condition worsens, your doctor may perform diagnostic testing to investigate your condition’s cause and severity further. That could include X-rays or an MRI of your troublesome joint.

What Happens After a Joint Replacement?

In most cases, you start using your new joint the same day as your surgery. With knee and hip surgery, you’re often up, taking short walks the same day as your surgery or the next. At first, you may use a walker or cane for stability.

The day of your joint replacement, physical therapy begins. You’ll learn exercises to help strengthen the muscles around your artificial joint and get accustomed to how the new joint functions. These exercises may need to be done multiple times a day for the first few weeks after surgery.

If you think you may need a joint replacement, see one of the highly-trained professionals at Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy. Call the office today or go online to book your appointment.