Total Joint Educational Program

Patients who plan to undergo Total Joint Surgery are encouraged by their Orthopedic Surgeons to attend the Total Joint Education Program. This comprehensive Educational program is coordinated through the Orthopedic Services Department. Convenient morning classes are offered twice a month on Wednesdays. This program will help you to better understand what will occur before and after your surgery. Representatives from the following areas will be available to offer information and answer questions specific to your individual needs:

  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Discharge Planning

The Discharge planning process helps patients to determine the optimal course of rehabilitation post operatively, whether it be returning home with homecare services or going to a short-term rehabilitation facility. Surgical patents who participate in pre-operative education classes often feel better prepared for their surgery. We will not only assist you in getting ready for surgery, but also in preparing for your recovery.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Orthopedic Services Department at 203.235.BONE (2663).