Total Joint Replacement Class
This class in the Orthopedic Academy prepares patients scheduled for hip or knee replacement. Prior to surgery, you will come to UnityPoint Health - Methodist North 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).