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Joint Replacement Pre-Surgery Classes

A special class is held weekly for patients scheduled for joint replacement surgery. As a patient, you will be scheduled to attend a class at least 2 weeks prior to your surgery. Members of the team will be there to answer your questions. You are encouraged to bring a family member or friend to act as your coach. The outline of the class is as follows:

  • The role of your Coach/Caregiver
  • Meet some members of the Joint Replacement Team
  • Tour the Joint Replacement Center
  • Learn your breathing exercises
  • Review your preoperative exercises
  • Learn about assistive devices and joint protection
  • Discharge planning and obtaining equipment you may need
  • Completion of preoperative forms