When painful, stiff knees don’t respond to conservative measures like physical therapy and medication, you need a more permanent solution. If you need a knee replacement, we offer a variety of options with demonstrated success.
Duke orthopaedic clinics are located throughout the Triangle. Find one near you. In-person and virtual appointments are available.
Lasting Results for Knee Replacement Surgery
History of Success
Over the past 25 years, our orthopaedic surgeons have achieved a success rate of over 90 percent with the artificial knees we implanted. About a third of the knee replacements we perform are done to correct previous surgeries performed elsewhere. We offer you the best care possible, including less risk of complications and a decreased likelihood of needing additional surgery in the future.
Experienced, Specialized Team
Our board-certified surgeons are fellowship-trained, meaning they have undergone additional years of specialized training. As a team, we perform hundreds of knee replacement surgeries each year, and many of our orthopaedic surgeons perform joint replacement procedures exclusively. This vast experience helps us effectively manage both routine and complicated replacements.
Before- and After-Surgery Care
Before your surgery, our team encourages you to participate in our monthly pre-operative total joint replacement classes. In addition, our online video series explains what to expect from joint replacement surgery. Finally, our Joint Health Program can help prepare your body for surgery so you have the best chance for a good outcome. After surgery, physical therapy can help you optimize your ability to move and enjoy daily activities.
Better, Longer-Lasting Joint Replacements
As leaders in the field of orthopaedic and joint replacement research, our knee replacement surgeons are early adopters of important new technologies like patient-specific, computer-assisted, and minimally invasive knee replacements. We constantly test and develop promising new procedures and artificial joints. Our goal is to make joint replacements work better and last longer.
Shorter Hospital Stays, Faster Recovery
We strive to provide safe and efficient specialized knee replacement care. Our team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, pain specialists, orthopaedic nurses, physical therapists, and patient navigators work together to prepare you for surgery in order to shorten your hospital stay and hasten your recovery.
Convenient, Knee-Specific Physical Therapy
Our physical therapists specialize in knee replacement rehabilitation. Your therapy will begin the day of your surgery and continue after you are discharged. Our outpatient team has many convenient locations.
Outpatient Knee Arthroplasty
Duke Health is committed to providing knee replacement surgery in the most appropriate environment for you. As techniques and therapies have improved, many knee replacements can be done on an outpatient basis. Our team will work with you and your family to determine which setting -- inpatient or outpatient -- is best.
Telehealth for Safe and Effective Care
Our orthopaedic and therapy teams offer virtual visits. These visits can take place over the phone or by video using a computer or mobile device with a camera. This option allows you to receive convenient medical care that is safe and effective.
Where you receive your care matters. Duke University Hospital is proud of our team and the exceptional care they provide. They are why our orthopaedics program is nationally ranked, and the highest ranked program in North Carolina, according to U.S. News & World Report for 2020–2021.