Adult Joint Reconstruction Center

Joint pain and arthritis can often interfere with your active lifestyle. The Adult Joint Reconstruction Center, under the Orthopedic & Spine Institute at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, is the premier treatment center for patients suffering from pain or disabilities related to acute or chronic hip and knee conditions. These include joint pain, arthritis and revision surgery. 

This specific team of orthopedic doctors and surgeons specialize in hip and knee arthroscopy, joint preservation, complete hip and knee joint replacement procedures and joint revision services. They are experts in solving complex reconstructive challenges involving difficult revisions, infections and deformities of the lower extremity.

Our board-certified surgeons operate in tandem with skilled orthopedic nurse navigators and other highly collaborative care providers. Together they will guide you through the most efficient and streamlined plan of care to meet your individual needs.

Make an appointment at the Adult Joint Reconstruction Center by calling (602) 521-3250.

About the Center

There are many types of conditions that can cause hip and knee pain and discomfort. The specialists at the Adult Joint Reconstruction Center treat the following conditions to improve your quality of life:

  • Acute hip and knee joint pain
  • Avascular necrosis

  • Knee deformities, infections and complex revisions

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Osteochondritis dissecans

  • Post traumatic arthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Our Providers

Center Leadership:

Russell Meldrum, MD - Center Director

Patient Education

The patients at the Adult Joint Reconstruction Center are guided through our care model that can combine both inpatient and post-acute clinical care. This innovative and highly collaborative approach includes additional classes and educational materials that we provide to everyone we treat at the Orthopedic & Spine Institute and each of our centers.


The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you’ll have access to new treatments which may not yet be available to the public.

Fellowship and Residency Programs

The Orthopedics and Spine Institute prides itself on having medical students, residents and fellows, and we are invested in teaching future generations of orthopedic surgeons. This academic medicine involvement with teaching, research and community increases the knowledge and capabilities of our staff and aids overall patient outcomes and satisfaction.

Health and Prevention

Our physicians are committed to providing the best education for our patients as they overcome the orthopedic injuries and conditions that interfere with their quality of life. We invest heavily in the understanding and implementation of changes to our patient’s lifestyle choices in order to provide them the best possibilities for recovery.