About the Joint Center of Excellence

  • Performs more than 500 total hip and knee replacements a year.

  • Has virtually eliminated the need to give blood transfusions for joint surgery.

  • Is certified by The Joint Commission for hip and knee replacement surgery. EMMC is proud to be the first hospital in Maine to earn the gold seal of approval for joint replacement quality and safety.

  • The program was recertified with a top survey by The Joint Commission for 2017-2019.

  • Is committed to ensuring we follow nationally recognized standards of care.

  • Is dedicated to the prevention of post- operative complications such as wound infections.