Joint Replacement


Riverside University Health System Medical Center's Joint Program is established to ensure excellent and uniform care for patient's requiring total hip or total knee replacements.  

​Advanced Certification

Riverside University Health System Medical Center is pleased to receive Advanced Certification in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission, the premier healthcare quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation. We look forward to improving patient safety and quality of care for the increasing number of patients undergoing total hip and total knee replacement surgery. The Joint Position National Quality Approval

What is a Total Joint Replacement?

Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic or ceramic device called a prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint.  

Hip and knee replacements are the most commonly performed joint replacements, but replacement surgery can be performed on other joints, as well, including the ankle, wrist, shoulder, and elbow.

Hip, Knee and Shoulder Replacement Could be For You If

  • You experience pain during movement and rest
  • Non-invasive treatments like physical therapy, medications, and injections are no longer effective
  • Pain is interfering with your daily activities

After the Procedure

  • Length of hospital stay: Hip, knee, shoulder 1 to 3 days
  • You'll receive medication as you heal
  • You will need physical therapy as you begin to recover

Location and Hours of Service

  • Monday through Friday 0800-1700
  • Emergency services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Access to an Orthopedic team member is available 24 hours

Joint Education Class

Our class is taught by various members of our Orthopedic Team which include one of our Orthopedic Residents, Registered Nurse, Anesthesiology residents and a physical therapy team member.

When: Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
Where: Conference Room A or B
Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Patient Resources 

(choose links for more information)

Total Knee Handbook
English: Total Knee Replacement Handbook Final
Spanish: Total Knee Replacement Handbook Final

Total Shoulder Handbook 
English: Total Shoulder Replacement Handbook 
Spanish: Total Shoulder Replacement Handbook

Contact Us
​​​Joint Nurse Navigator: (951) 486-7508
Orthopedic Clinic: (951) 486-4826

Total Hip Handbook
English: Total-Hip-Replacement-Handbook RUHS Final
Spanish: Total-Hip-Replacement-Handbook RUHS Final

Class Flyer
English and Spanish: Joint Replacement Flyer

Location and Hours

Appointments: (951) 486-4000
RUHS Medical and Surgical Center 
Orthopedic Clinic 
26600 Cactus Avenue, Moreno Valley, CA 92555
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday 


Your healthcare management is our number one priority. We strive to help you obtain the best possible outcome with your total joint replacement.  The Orthopedic Clinic has physicians with decades of experience, with over 30 years of treating patients with a wide variety of diagnoses and impairments.