Total Joint Replacement Class

This class prepares patients scheduled for hip or knee replacement. Prior to surgery, you will come to Methodist Medical Center for outpatient tests, such as labs and x-rays. We provide the total joint replacement class the same day you have your pre-surgical tests.

Registered nurses with special training in orthopedic care teach the class. Subjects include:

  • What to expect the day of surgery
  • Your plan of care each day after surgery
  • Pain management
  • Infection prevention
  • Blood clot prevention
  • Home exercise program (after surgery)
  • Ongoing recovery, including physical and occupational therapy (while you are still at Methodist and as an outpatient as needed).