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Care Philosophy: Joint Replacement at Inova Fairfax Hospital

We Prepare You for Success

Maura Mathieson“We want to be sure each patient is prepared for their joint replacement and we have found that providing education prior to surgery is helpful. Statistics show that preparation before entering the hospital reduces stress and increases confidence about the surgery ahead. We encourage patients to sign in for one of our Joint Orientation Classes so they know what they can expect when entering the hospital.”


- Maura Mathieson, RN, BSN - Patient Care Navigator, Joint/Orthopedic Unit

At Inova Fairfax Hospital, our joint replacement team is ready to serve patients from Northern Virginia and beyond with an exceptional level of precision, positive outcomes and high quality care.

The Patient Experience

The patient experience is key to those of us associated with the nationally recognized Inova Fairfax Hospital Joint Replacement Program. Our joint replacement unit features all private rooms on a recently remodeled orthopedic unit. Your loved one can make use of the sofa sleeper if desired, and we offer comfortable reclining chairs for patients.

Why Choose Inova Fairfax Hospital for Your Joint Replacement?

Care That Continues After You Go Home

The physicians, staff and volunteers that work with the patients on our Joint and Orthopedic Unit are committed to providing the best experience possible. Patients are only with us a short time so we have worked diligently to streamline the process in preparing each patient to go home and continue their recuperation period – because home is really where they want to be.

Quality, Compassionate Care

All the joint replacement staff at Inova Fairfax take care to ensure that patients feel safe and are taken care of 24 hours a day. Quality, compassionate care is what our program strives for in all that we do. From the time a patient enters the unit until the time they leave – we want them to remember their stay with a smile and fond memories during each part of their experience, and will recommend us to their family and friends.