About the Bone & Joint Institute

From diagnosis through treatment and rehabilitation, the Bone & Joint Institute offers an unparalleled network of coordinated services for patients with musculoskeletal disorders and orthopedic injuries.

Leading Orthopedic Treatments & Technologies

Bone & Joint Institute patients have access to leading edge technologies like precision MAKOplasty robotic surgery, hip resurfacing, a special Fragility Fracture Program and new approaches in anesthesia to get you up and moving more quickly. Whether you need a total joint replacement or help recovering quickly from a minor sports injury, our orthopedic specialists offer the most successful approaches to getting you back on your feet.

Collaborative Care Teams of Certified Experts

Your collaborative care team includes orthopedic joint reconstruction surgeons certified by the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) as well as the expertise of specialists including musculoskeletal radiologists, anesthesiologists, rheumatologists, orthopedic oncologists, physical medicine specialists and pain management specialists. Together we find comprehensive solutions to even the most complex orthopedic cases referred here from throughout the region. Many of our physicians are part of the largest orthopedic specialty group in Connecticut.

A Complete Continuum of Attentive Orthopedic Care

Our goal is the same as yours: to get you back to your normal activities as quickly, safely, and painlessly as possible. What makes the Bone & Joint Institute an outstanding place to get your orthopedic care? Your needs drive our approach to treatment, and dedicated orthopedic specialists run the hospital. We’ve designed the best ways to care for orthopedic problems into everything we do at the Bone & Joint Institute, right down to the structure of our new building, which opened Jan. 9, 2017.

Collaborative Interdisciplinary Teams

You’re cared for by an interdisciplinary team of leading orthopedic specialists and expert sub-specialists. You get a comprehensive view of the best treatment options for your orthopedic problem: the latest protocols, the most promising surgical techniques, and the fastest route to recovery.

Everyone on your treatment team specializes in orthopedics and collaborates to deliver top quality care – from diagnosis to surgery through rehabilitation and recovery. Your doctors, nurses, case coordinators and physical therapists are all thoroughly equipped and specially trained to ensure excellent care and keep you comfortable.

Dedication to Safety & Quality Outcomes

Our orthopedic specialists are driven to constantly improve protocols of patient care, safety and quality across our entire network. We use a sophisticated database to track every orthopedic procedure and validate its outcome for patients over time. This information shows us how well people got back to their life’s activities, so we know which treatments are proving to be most effective.

Our teams meet consistently to make improvements that avoid clinical complications and advance the best results for people. This culture of quality and process improvement also extends to how we run our operations using Lean Management principles.

Thorough Preparation for Surgical Procedures

We make sure you are physically and mentally ready for surgery before any orthopedic procedure. Our unique PREPARE program educates you completely about what to expect before, during and after orthopedic surgery. You’ll have a thorough pre-anesthesia risk evaluation, plenty of time for questions, and all the individualized care and attention you need.

We do everything we can to make your orthopedic surgery experience easier, starting with complimentary valet parking. When you enter the Bone & Joint Institute’s pre-operative suite, right away you are under the care of dedicated staff thoroughly trained in the most advanced orthopedic technologies, techniques and treatments.

An Extensive Network of Care Providers

Our system includes a vast and closely knit community of care providers and partners. A comprehensive rehabilitation network provides any level of care you need, all within our own healthcare system. This might be help transitioning to home through Hartford Healthcare at Home’s services or through a member of our post-acute care network. Additional services to transition to home are available through our care partners, Hartford Healthcare Rehabilitation Services and Hartford Healthcare Senior Services.

Seamless communication helps us ensure a collaborative approach to your care across our system. Each of your care providers always has the most current information on your treatment, so they can focus on next steps to get you back in motion.

Awards & Accreditations

We are recognized in New England for the care we deliver from many organizations including:

America's Best 50 Hospitals
Healthgrades OP Joint Replacement Award 2023
  • Joint Commission Certificate of Distinction for Hip & Knee Replacement
  • Joint Commission Certificate of Distinction for Shoulder Replacement
  • Joint Commission Certificate of Distinction for Spine Surgery
  • Joint Commission Certificate of Distinction for Core Hip Fracture

Joint Commission Certificate of Distinction
  • BCBS+ Blue Distinction Centers for Hip & Knee Replacement
  • BCBS+ Blue Distinction Centers for Spine

  • Aetna Institutes of Quality for Hip & Knee Surgery
  • Aetna Institutes of Quality for Spine Surgery

Aetna Institutes of Quality

The Healthgrades 2023 Outpatient Joint Replacement Excellence Award recognizes outstanding clinical outcomes for outpatient knee and hip replacement and distinguishes the Bone & Joint Institute in the top 5% nationwide for outpatient joint replacement.

The Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital is the first hospital in Connecticut and New England to be awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for all four orthopedic certifications recognized by the organization. The certifications include Advanced Hip & Knee Replacement, Core Total Shoulder Replacement, Advanced Spine and Core Hip Fracture. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. The Bone & Joint Institute, which underwent rigorous onsite reviews, was evaluated on stringent standards for quality, program management, clinical protocols, and much more. The certifications, offered in collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, focus on the pre-surgical consultation, complexity of cases, hospitalization, rehabilitation activities, and follow-up visits with the orthopedic surgeon. The Advanced Spine certification was awarded in partnership with the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute. The two institutes work collaboratively to ensure patients have access to the most highly skilled surgeons, with the latest technology, working together as a team to treat even the most complex spine cases.

Our physicians are the exclusive sports medicine provider for leading collegiate partners and sports teams

We are proud to share our sports medicine expertise in covering professional athletes from the X Games, and Cirque du Soleil, as well as several Connecticut school athletic teams, including Central Connecticut State University and more than ten school systems including West Hartford, New Britain, Wethersfield and Glastonbury.

Student athletes can count on our experts for orthopedic care, athletic training services, and physical therapy needs.

Learn more at hartfordhealthcare.org/campuscare.

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