Mayo Clinic's approach


At Mayo Clinic, a team that specializes in joint replacement surgery and rehabilitation oversees your care. After your surgery, Mayo Clinic will contact you periodically to see how your knee replacement is doing.


  • Mayo Clinic surgeons perform more than 2,100 knee replacement surgeries annually.
  • Mayo's joint replacement database contains information on every joint replacement surgery performed at Mayo Clinic. The database helps Mayo Clinic doctors determine which surgical technique and prosthesis type will be the most effective for you. The database has also led doctors to many improvements in surgical techniques and prosthesis designs.

Advanced technology

  • Some Mayo Clinic surgeons use a computer-guided robotic arm during knee replacement surgeries. This device helps the surgeon remove as little bone as possible and precisely align the artificial joint to the bone.
  • Mayo Clinic's laboratory for motion analysis is involved with developing, modifying and patenting new prosthesis designs, ensuring you'll have access to the latest technology in your new joint.


Mayo Clinic doctors have published extensively on improving knee replacement care. Research topics include new materials, robot-assisted techniques, improvements in pain management after surgery and others.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report.