Institute for Joint Restoration

Alexander P. Sah

Washington Hospital's Institute for Joint Restoration and Research has been established to provide the community with the latest proven surgical and rehabilitation protocols for hip and knee joint replacement, rehabilitation and research. The Institute was established by Washington Hospital in June 2012 to serve as a Center of Excellence with the goal of advancing the field of knee and hip joint replacement through research, education and clincial outcome improvements. The Institute is modeled on similar Centers of Excellence at other leading U.S. hospitals. The Institute's goals are to improve patient outcomes and eliminate variations in care by maximizing efficiency, thereby reducing the cost of care delivery.

The Institute is committed to collecting high quality and relevant data about hip and knee joint replacement surgery and the outcomes of current techniques. The Institute‘s extensive research database provides the foundation for clinical research. In a continuous quest to improve the quality of care and ensure superior patient experiences, the Institute will support and enable related research, and subsequently monitor and report outcomes of the studies. The Institute is also committed to patient education as an important aspect of care and provides the tools and most up to date information to best inform the community of current joint replacement practice. Furthermore, the specialized techniques and ongoing research activities of the Institute will contribute to the learning of fellow surgeons, both locally and nationally.