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A man grabs his knee in pain.

The Joint Replacement Program at Cabell Huntington Hospital was established to help relieve your pain, increase your mobility and improve your quality of life. From initial consultation to surgery to recovery and rehabilitation, every step of this comprehensive program has been streamlined to make the process as smooth and easy for patients as possible. As a result, the Joint Replacement Program:

  • consistently earns high patient satisfaction scores
  • has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval™ from the Joint Commission for adhering to the most rigorous standards for quality in hip and knee replacement.
  • has earned continuous national recognition from Healthgrades 

The program is directed by Ali Oliashirazi, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. For Dr. Ali, academic excellence and the highest quality orthopedic care go hand in hand. The internationally acclaimed surgeon has cultivated a team of orthopedic surgeons that is unparalleled throughout the region, both in knowledge and in skill.

Dr. Ali believes wholeheartedly in educating each patient about the procedure, recovery and rehabilitation. “We’ve found that the more that the patients and their families know about the operation, the immediate post-operative period and the late post-operative period, the better they will do,” Ali said.

Key Components of the Program

  • an extensive preoperative educational program, so you know what to expect during your surgical experience and what will be expected of you during recovery
  • a highly qualified and dedicated team of orthopedic physicians and surgeons
  • the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques and joint replacement technology
  • an integrated team of nurses, therapists and support staff who specialize in caring for joint replacement patients
  • the Mary H. Hodges Joint Replacement Center, a specialized unit that offers a first-class experience as you recover


The Joint Replacement Program also welcomes patients with existing joint replacement who require additional surgery to correct problems from previous procedures or to replace aging components.

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