Partial and total knee replacement surgery in Reston

You don't have to live with constant knee pain. Reston Hospital Center offers the latest advancements and minimally invasive techniques for knee replacement surgery (knee arthroplasty) in Fairfax County. The highly trained orthopedic surgeons in our nationally recognized Total Joint Center can help restore your mobility and quality of life.


  • Advanced Hip and Knee Replacement Program Certification from the Joint Commission, the nation’s leading authority on quality and continuous improvement in healthcare
  • 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals
  • Recognized as leaders in robotic-assisted technology as the first hospital in Virginia to use minimally invasive Mako Robotic Technology to perform joint replacement surgery.
For more information about our knee replacement program, please call our Total Joint Nurse Navigator at (703) 689-9021.

At Reston Hospital, you receive personalized orthopedic care and support throughout your joint replacement journey. We have a total joint nurse navigator who is by your side to provide education and assistance before and after your knee surgery.

Total Joint Nurse Navigator - Kylie Murphy, RN

Kylie Murphy, our Total Joint Nurse Navigator, assists patients along their entire continuum of care from the time your joint replacement surgery is scheduled to your follow up with your personal physician. Kylie assists with education, introduces you to key team members involved in your surgery and serves as both an advocate and resource for those difficult questions that come up both before and after your joint replacement. She routinely tracks key outcome data and works with our surgeons to ensure that we are providing the best, evidence-based care to every patient. Our navigator also helps educate our nursing staff and other internal team members on the needs and expectations of joint specific care to ensure that you have the best possible experience. Most importantly, she functions as a liaison between your surgeon, your care team and you. Kylie can be reached at (703) 689-9021

Experienced knee doctors you can trust

Our Total Joint Center offers the most experienced joint replacement team in the region, performing more than 1,000 joint replacement surgeries annually.

In addition to our expert knee surgeons, patients choose Reston Hospital for their knee replacement surgery because of our:

  • Recognized joint replacement care: Our joint replacement programs are recognized by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading authority on quality and continuous improvement in healthcare. In February of 2019, Reston Hospital received Advanced Certification from the Joint Commission, making us the first hospital in the state of Virginia to achieve this certification for our joint replacement program
  • High patient satisfaction and optimal outcomes: Our joint replacement complication rates and hospital stay durations beat national averages. This means our patients recover, feel better and go home faster. In fact, nearly 99 percent of our hip replacement patients are walking within hours of the surgery, and greater than 95 percent of our patients report high satisfaction with pain management.
  • Facilities dedicated to joint replacement care: Reston Hospital offers recently renovated, state-of-the-art operating suites and an entire hospital wing dedicated to our joint replacement patients. Additionally, we provide private patient rooms and a rehabilitation gym with a practice staircase and car to help establish confidence in your new joint before going home.
  • Board-certified orthopedic surgeons: Your care comes from board-certified specialists. Most of our surgeons are also fellowship trained in their field.
  • Free valet parking for hospital services: To make life more convenient, we offer free valet parking at Pavilion II, weekdays from 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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Robotic knee replacement

Our orthopedic surgeons at Reston have access to state-of-the-art technology, including Mako Robotic Arm-Assisted Technology and Conformis customized implant solutions, to perform partial and total knee replacements.

To perform robotic knee replacement surgery, we first take a computed tomography (CT) scan of your knee joint. The Mako technology uses the CT scan to create a 3D model of your knee joint, which the surgeon uses to pre-plan your surgery and ensure the knee implant best fits your exact anatomy. During the procedure, the robotic arm is guided by the orthopedic surgeon to remove diseased bone and cartilage within the pre-defined area while helping the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized pre-operative plan was created.

Knee replacement recovery

Our joint replacement complication rates and time in the hospital beat national averages, which means our patients are recovering faster, feeling better and going home sooner.

After your knee surgery, the best and fastest road to recovery is through a comprehensive physical therapy plan designed just for you. Our surgical and rehabilitation team will create your recovery strategy and answers any questions you or your family may have.

Rehabilitation will begin the day of surgery when you walk from the stretcher to your bed after leaving the recovery room. After you leave the hospital, your physical therapy plan will continue either at our on-site Reston Therapy & Fitness Center, through your surgeon’s office or at an office that is close to home.

Candidates for knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery may be an effective option for people who have tried other treatments without getting relief from knee pain.

Call (877) 689-3627 to schedule an appointment with one of our knee joint experts if you have any of the following knee problems:

  • Experience knee pain with activity
  • Feel pain even while resting
  • Wake up during the night due to knee pain
  • Have difficulty sitting, climbing stairs or bending down

Weight loss surgery before your knee replacement

There are several options for weight loss prior to surgery. Depending on the amount of weight you need to lose, it may be appropriate to begin a medical weight loss program or bariatric surgery. Weight loss prior to joint replacement surgery can greatly reduce both in-hospital and postoperative complications.