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The Lancaster General Health Orthopedic Center, located at Lancaster General Hospital, is a nationally recognized orthopedic program that is dedicated exclusively to orthopedic care. More than 5,000 orthopedic inpatient and day surgeries and procedures are performed at the Orthopedic Center each year, from total joint replacements to hand and wrist procedures. We work with you and your orthopedic surgeon—before, during and after your surgery—to create a comfortable experience and the fastest, safest recovery possible.

Most orthopedic surgeons in the Lancaster area have surgical privileges at the Orthopedic Center at Lancaster General Hospital.

An Exceptional Joint Replacement Experience

With the right treatment in the right setting, you can achieve freedom from pain.

Orthopedic Center
Lancaster General Hospital
555 N. Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

40th Ranking in US News

Take a Tour: Joint Replacement Experience

Take a virtual tour to get an in-depth look at the process of having a joint replacement procedure at the Lancaster General Health Orthopedic Center.

A Unique Center Devoted Exclusively to Orthopedic Care

The Orthopedic Center was designed to make your surgery experience as stress-free as possible and set you up for a successful recovery:

  • Dedicated unit exclusively for orthopedic patients and families, including waiting areas and consult rooms, operating suites, private patient rooms, and a comprehensive orthopedic therapy gym
  • Dedicated staff, passionate about orthopedics, and specially trained to care for you every step of the way
  • Advanced technology and the latest procedures for your surgery, pain management and recovery
  • Holistic treatments like Reiki, massage, music therapy and aromatherapy to enhance healing
  • Free joint replacement class to help to prepare for surgery and recovery
  • Optional home visit to ensure your safety during recovery 
  • Most orthopedic surgeons in the Lancaster area have surgical privileges at the Orthopedic Center at Lancaster General Hospital

Types of Procedures: Outpatient and Inpatient 

A wide variety of surgeries and procedures using the latest technology are performed at the Orthopedic Center, including: 

  • Arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, hip or knee
  • Arthritis treatment 
  • Fracture care
  • Hand, wrist, elbow
  • Joint replacement (hip, knee, shoulder, ankle) 
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Nerve injury
  • Orthopedic oncology surgeries
  • Sports-related orthopedic procedures

Both day surgeries (no overnight stay) and inpatient surgeries are performed at our center. 

Nationally Recognized Care

The Orthopedic Center at Lancaster General Hospital consistently ranks among the best orthopedic programs in the country. More than 5,000 procedures are performed each year, the most of any hospital in the Penn Medicine system. 

U.S. News & World Report - Orthopedics best hospital 2020 - 2021
  • Ranked #40 in the United States for orthopedic surgery by U.S. News & World Report® for 2020-2021.
  • Rated “high performing” in the specific category of hip and knee replacement surgeries by U.S. News & World Report® for 2020-2021
  • Gold Seal of Approval® certification by The Joint Commission for Joint Replacement–Hip, Joint Replacement–Knee, and Hip Fracture
  • Geriatric Fracture Care Program has achieved highest level of certification from the International Geriatric Fracture Society
  • Magnet® recognition, nursing’s highest honor, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

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Before, During and After Surgery

Our dedicated team focused on your success: before, during and after orthopedic surgery.

Roles of the Orthopedic Center Team

Our collaborative team approach to orthopedic surgery focuses on providing our patients with an exceptional experience and a fast recovery.

Your Orthopedic Coach

Designating a family member or friend to act as your “coach” can help to provide support during your surgical experience.

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