Knee Replacement & Surgery

To us, it’s not just your knee

With robotic-assisted surgery and an expert team of orthopedic surgeons, you have access to cutting edge technology to relieve knee pain and the best in comprehensive joint care for your knee, right here at home.

Steps to ensure your safety

Our COVID-19 response ensures that every person entering the hospital and clinics is screened for temperature and respiratory illness symptoms.  Universal masking is in place for all patients, visitors, and employees.  Exam rooms and waiting areas receive extra cleanings and we have created physical distancing between patients.

Knee replacement

A knee replacement (also called knee arthroplasty) might be more accurately termed a knee “resurfacing” because only the surface of the bone is actually replaced.  This provides a smooth and low friction condition in which knee pain and stiffness is relieved and function is restored.

Care plan

The team uses a special care plan specifically for joint-replacement patients.  Every aspect of a patient’s care from pre-admission and surgery to inpatient recovery and outpatient rehabilitation is carefully planned and coordinated to ensure the best patient outcomes.  Education and preparation before surgery will help set expectations and prepare for a smooth discharge and back to a normal routine.

Coordinated care

During treatment, you may have many providers working to help you get better. Our navigators will coordinate your care beginning with diagnosis through treatment and recovery. We create a comprehensive treatment plan personalized and based on your health and wellness needs.

Continuum of care

Jefferson Healthcare provides a complete continuum of care including pre-surgery classes to guide and prepare the patient for surgery, pre-operative exercise classes and post-surgery rehabilitation to facilitate improved function.  Patients are typically in the hospital for two nights before returning home.  When a little extra reoperation time is required the Rehab Unit (Swing Bed) focuses on building strength for a safe return home.

clinic hours

Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm


Medical Center, Orthopedic Clinic, 2nd floor ESSB


p) 360.344.0400

f) 360.344.0418


Kirsten Golden, clinic manager 360.385.2200 ext. 3688


Port Ludlow Tuesday mornings (Varies depending on call and surgery schedules)

When knee pain keeps you from doing what you love.

David Logue, a lifetime resident of Port Townsend knew the discomfort only too well.  As an avid jogger and biker and days spent standing on concrete while at work, his knees were taking a beating.  Read more…

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About the knee joint

The knee as the largest join in the body is required to perform most joint activities.

The knee is made up of the lower end of the thighbone (femur), the upper end of the shinbone (tibia) and the kneecap (patella).  The ends of these three bones where they touch are covered with articular cartilage, a smooth substance that protects the bones and enables them to move easily.

Common reasons for a replacement

The most common cause of chronic knee pain and disability is arthritis.  Although there are many types of arthritis, most knew pain is caused by just three types: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and post traumatic arthritis.

Symptoms may include:

    • Stiffness, particularly in the morning or after a period of increased activity
    • Inability to more a joint normally or walk a reasonable distance
    • Recurring pain or tenderness
    • Difficulties with activities of daily living that require bending your knee or squatting

Your Team

Paul Naumann, MD, FAAOS

p) 360.344.0400

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Edward Eissmann, MD, FAAOS, FACOS

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