Starting with our Total Care joint replacement education program, patients can learn about their surgery, what to expect, how to prepare and rehabilitation options.

When it is time for surgery, it is performed by specially trained physicians in surgical suites with the latest technology, including Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery, a less invasive and more precise robotic technology for hip and knee procedures.

When surgery is complete, Backus has an expertly trained, compassionate staff to help patients get back on their feet again. Once out of the hospital, Backus and Windham hospitals offer a wide range of physical therapy and rehabilitation options in Norwich, Waterford, Colchester and Storrs. For more information, call 860.823.6317.

Backus is the only trauma center in all of Eastern Connecticut, with specially designed trauma rooms, highly trained staff and LIFESTAR helicopter stationed on the hospital grounds.

Our Team

Expertly trained staff using today's advanced technology.

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery

Backus Hospital offers the latest robotic surgery techniques for hip and knee procedures.

Spine Care

Our expert team can help you decide what is right for you with the goal of helping you live pain free.

Awarded Advanced Gold Seal of Approval for Quality and Safety

Joint Commission Gold Seal

The Knee and Hip Replacement program at Backus Hospital has earned the prestigious Advanced Gold Seal of Approval™ by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. This certification award recognizes our dedication to continuous compliance with state-of-the-art standards of quality care for patients and families as well as safety measures, including infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management.

Our Team

Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation

Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies work with more than 90 percent of all doctors and hospitals in the U.S. and serve nearly 105 million members (that is one in three Americans). As a result, they have a unique perspective on doctors and hospitals that is effective in improving patient care and health. This perspective is the foundation of Blue Distinction™, Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies' national doctor and hospital recognition program. Our orthopedic team has been recognized for their patient-focused performance for knee and hip replacement based on the expertise of Backus Hospital's orthopedic team; the number of times Backus Hospital's orthopedic surgeons have performed knee and hip replacements; Backus Hospital's excellent track record for procedure results.

Our Team

The Safest Hospitals in the Northeast.

All for you.

Learn more

Total Hip & Total Knee Replacement

Patient Education Guidebook

Hip & Knee Gudebook


Patient Education Guidebook

Spine Surgery Patient Guidebook


Patient Education Guidebook

Shoulder Replacement Guidebook