Institute for Joint Restoration and Research
2000 Mowry Avenue
Fremont CA 94538
Washington Hospital's Institute for Joint Restoration and Research
has been established to provide Washington Township Health Care District
residents with the latest proven surgical and rehabilitation protocols
for hip and knee joint replacement, rehabilitation and research.
The Institute was established by Washington Hospital in June 2012 to serve
as a Center of Excellence with the goal of advancing the field of knee
and hip joint replacement through research, education and clincial outcome
improvements. The Institute is modeled on similar Centers of Excellence
at other leading U.S. hospitals.
The Institute grew out of Washington Hospital's Center for Joint Replacement,
long recognized by various health organizations for outstanding work in
the field of joint replacement. Under the leadership of Dr. John Dearborn
and Dr. Alexander Sah, the Institute's goals are to improve patient
outcomes and eliminate variations in care by maximizing efficiency, thereby
reducing the cost of care delivery.
The Institute is open to all patients whose physicians meet the participation
criteria and agree to utilize the Institute's surgical and patient
care protocols. Among the requirements, a surgeon must perform 150 joint
replacements annually, an average of three per week. This requirement
is based on clear evidence that higher volume is associated with improved
patient outcomes. Patients must meet the clinical criteria for becoming
a joint-replacement candidate and agree to participate in the Institute's
research protocols. The Institute is covered by most health insurance
programs and accepts Medicare and Medi-Cal patients.
Mission Statement of the Institute for Joint Restoration and Research
The Institute is committed to collecting high quality and relevant data
about hip and knee joint replacement surgery and the outcomes of current
techniques. The Institute‘s extensive research database provides
the foundation for clinical research. In a continuous quest to improve
the quality of care and ensure superior patient experiences, the Institute
will support and enable related research, and subsequently monitor and
report outcomes of the studies. The Institute is also committed to patient
education as an important aspect of care and provides the tools and most
up to date information to best inform the community of current joint replacement
practice. Furthermore, the specialized techniques and ongoing research
activities of the Institute will contribute to the learning of fellow
surgeons, both locally and nationally.
For more information on the CMS Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement
Model, go to
The Institute is located in the new Center for Joint Replacement building,
which is adjacent to the main hospital building. The facility is ideally
suited to the needs of our patients and features private patient rooms,
lots of natural light and a beautiful setting.
Joint replacement care is provided to every patient in a highly personal
and compassionate manner. The team of surgeons, physicians and clinical
staff are committed to advancing the joint replacement field through clinical
research and constant improvements to promote the best possible patient outcomes.
At the Institute for Joint Restoration and Research, our talented team
of physicians, physician assistants, nurses and therapists work together
in delivering the very best care.
Learn why the patient experience at the Institute for Joint Restoration
and Research is second to none.
Types of Surgery
Interested in the details of minimally invasive joint replacement surgery?
Dr. John Dearborn and Dr. Alexander Sah explains the procedures in greater
detail - click on the links below to learn more.
To learn more about the Institute for Joint Restoration and Research, and
the criteria physicians must meet to join the IJRR, we invite you to visit the
IJRR FAQs page.