For International and Out-of-Town Patients

One Price, a Quality Warranty...Joint Replacement Expertise Worth a Trip from Anywhere

The Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute welcomes international and out-of-town patients. With the Step Ahead plan for total hip and knee replacement, patients can depend on the best outcomes with a no-surprises fee structure that packages all of our services for a single price and includes a warranty for surgical complications.

The Step Ahead plan at CJRI is a collaborative effort among Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, The Connecticut Joint Replacement Surgeons LLC, and Woodland Anesthesiology Associates, P.C., and represents implementation of standardized best practices and protocols for the delivery of high-quality care. The Step Ahead Plan is based on superior outcomes as documented by quality data from our unique Total Joint Registry. An added feature of Step Ahead is the warranty that covers post-operative surgical site complications.

The Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute at Saint Francis opened in July, 2007, and provides patients with the highest quality, most comprehensive, efficient, state-of-the-art joint replacement treatments in a compassionate and caring environment. CJRI can offer its warranty based on data from its Total Joint Replacement Registry that has reported outcomes data from 10,000 patients for continued quality improvement.

 To learn more about "Step Ahead," or to make an appointment with a CJRI doctor, contact Maureen Geary, program director, at (860) 714-4861 

Getting Here

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Air Travel

Hartford, Connecticut is conveniently located between New York City and Boston, Massachusetts, and is served by Bradley International Airport, which is about a half-hour by taxi from the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute at Saint Francis. 

Planning your visit

There are a number of hotels in Hartford and surrounding towns, some of which offer special rates to Saint Francis patients.  You may also ask your CJRI coordinator for assistance in finding lodging. 

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While you are here…


In the heart of New England, Hartford and its surrounding towns are rich in history and offer many wonderful restaurants, shops, parks and cultural attractions. Hartford’s renowned Elizabeth Park, with its 102 acres of  pathways, greenhouses, and famous rose gardens, is practically walking distance from Saint Francis Hospital’s front door. To find things to do and places to eat while you are here, click here. 

Joint Replacement to Restore Motion and Renew Vitality

Total knee, hip, and shoulder replacement surgery, as well as other surgical and non-surgical treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis of the joints.

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