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What is the Joint Center?

Our Joint Center is the premier location in Central Pennsylvania to treat joint issues that may be keeping you from an active lifestyle. Our goal is to work with our patients to get them back to the things they love to do.


We think experience counts when it comes to your orthopedic health. Our physicians, led by Dr. Thomas Westphal, have over 50 years of combined experience and have performed over 10,000 joint replacement surgeries. We also have a staff of advanced practitioners to complement our physicians and a support staff full of caring and knowledgeable individuals.

Patient Centered Care

Our focus is on you, the patient. Our physicians and staff are committed to developing a comprehensive treatment plan based on your individual needs and diagnosis. A key component of this is shared decision making. Our clinicians will work with you to make decisions and select tests, treatments and care plans based on clinical evidence that balances risks and expected outcomes with patient preferences and values. We are here for you every step of the way to answer questions, address your concerns and guide you through your recovery.


Our surgeons have been performing joint replacement surgeries for decades and they are constantly learning and adapting to new and innovative techniques. Following best-practice guidelines, we have developed a systematic approach to joint replacement in order to optimize our outcomes. Some patients even qualify to be done as a true outpatient. This means that patients are home the same day as their surgery and are able to begin their recovery in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.