8600 Old Georgetown Road | Bethesda, MD 20814

The Suburban Hospital
Joint Replacement Center

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Today, we enjoy longer, more active lives than at any time in history. Yet, as we age, our bodies change, and sometimes those changes result in specific problems related to joints and muscles. Painful, stiff joints can impact your lifestyle and prevent you from participating in the daily activities you enjoy.

At Suburban Hospital’s Joint Center, we apply our clinical expertise to establish an accurate diagnosis quickly and develop a plan of care that fits the needs of each patient. It is our practice to exhaust every appropriate treatment option before considering surgery. However, when surgery becomes the right choice, your recovery will be motivated by enhanced family / patient education, personal coach, and group physical therapy in our on-site gym. Our experienced nursing team and skilled rehabilitation specialists will help you resume the active, pain-free lifestyle that had once seemed beyond reach. 

Suburban Hospital’s Joint Replacement Program is one of the busiest in the state, caring for close to 900 patients each year. For more information about the Joint Replacement Center, call 301.896.MOVE (6683).

Monthly Joint Pain Seminar

Multimedia Resources

Watch our new Joint Center video

Listen to a podcast on joint replacement surgery with Dr. Christopher Cannova

Read an "Ask the Expert" on Advances in Joint Replacement Surgery with Dr. Patrick Caulfield

Frequently Asked Questions

Our “Frequently Asked Questions” on orthopedic health issues provide you with information on specific joints and our services. Please browse through the questions — and answers — about

If you still have questions, you can also search our Healthcare Library.


Surgeons Choose the Suburban Hospital Joint Center Because...

Dr. Sri Durbhakula
Suburban Hospital has all of the latest technology and surgical tools that allow me to perform surgery with total confidence, whether it is minimally invasive joint replacement, partial joint replacement, or complex revision joint replacement surgery.
Dr. Christoper Farrell
Fairly new to the area and with subspecialty and Fellowship training in hip and knee reconstruction, I was looking to perform surgery at a hospital with great outcomes and high patient satisfaction. I found both and more at the Joint Center at Suburban Hospital.
Dr. James Gardiner
At Suburban Hospital the entire team of physicians, physical therapists, physician assistants, nurses and the entire joint center staff work together with a single goal in mind: our patients' health and recovery.
Dr. Kurt Schluntz
As the volume of joint replacement surgery increases at Suburban Hospital, so does patient satisfaction. The dedicated nursing care and the skill and hard work of the physical therapists help ensure a great outcome for my knee replacement patients.
Dr. William Sadlack
As a doctor, I am confident sending my patients to Suburban Hospital knowing full well that the treatment they will receive is simply the best care around.

Patient Testimonials

After a year of intense pain and barely being able to walk, James McGee, former U.S. Ambassador to Madagascar, sought relief from his knee pain from Dr. William Sadlack, an orthopedic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience. Since undergoing knee replacement surgery, Ambassador McGee is back to exercising, walking without pain, and playing golf.

 “I am very pleased with the result. I had a top-notch surgeon, an excellent treatment plan, and a caring environment at Suburban Hospital’s Joint Center in which to recover. It’s been a great experience!”
Former Ambassador James McGee (at right, U.S. Ambassador to Madagascar James McGee with Dr. William Sadlack.)

"Everything about my experience has been very smooth. The structure of this program gives you control and maintains your dignity, and I appreciate that. From the private rooms, to the self-controlled pain management system, the way you order your meals, the professionalism of the staff, the rehab and educational opportunities... I could go down the list."
John Leroy Dill
Germantown, Maryland

"Working through the process with other patients is encouraging.  Seeing what other people can do helps you to gauge your own progress - and I know that I am doing well because I am getting ready to go home!"
Joy Hanbury
Springfield, Virginia