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Orthopedic Center Orthopedic Surgery

“Joint Adventures” Class Prepares Patients for Joint Replacement Surgery
We understand that there can be much anxiety associated with having a knee or hip replaced. Joint Adventures is a pre-operative orientation class open to all patients that provides information about what to do before surgery, what to expect during your stay in the hospital, and how to care for yourself afterward.

During the class, patients have the opportunity to:

  • Meet the nurses and therapists they will be working with during your recovery.
  • Become familiar with all of the equipment.
  • Receive an overview of the pre-admission, surgery, recuperation and rehabilitation process.
  • Practice the basic exercises that all patients can do before and after surgery.
  • Get prepared for rehab at home or in a skilled nursing facility.

The classes are offered the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m. Meals are provided. Classes held in November and December may change due to the holidays. For class times and locations, view our Classes and Events Calendar or please call 431-1690.

Please call 431-1690 to register yourself and your spouse or coach free of charge.

Here's what some of our patients have said about their Joint Adventures experience!

"This class should be required for anyone having a knee or hip replacement."
— Marsha Player

"The joint replacement class reduces the fear that one might have regarding the surgical procedure. The people presenting the class are professionals who provide information that is easily understood and will make your hospital stay easier."
— Jim Etheridge

"You need to be fully prepared for joint replacement surgery. Doing your homework is an absolute necessity and should include participating in the joint replacement class. The more knowledge you have prior to the surgery will enable you to deal both mentally and physically with the operation and recovery process."
— Jerry Mullane