Preparation, education, continuity of care and pre-planned discharge are essential for optimum results in joint surgery. This pre-operative class is held weekly for patients scheduled for joint surgery. You should plan to attend a class prior to your surgery. You will only need to attend one class. Members of the care team will be there to answer your questions. It is strongly suggested that you bring a family member or friend to act as your “coach” (someone who will be with you in the hospital and/or at home). The outline of the class is as follows:

  • Learn about joint disease
  • Understand the role of your “coach”/caregiver
  • Meet some members of the care team
  • Tour the MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center
  • Learn your breathing exercises
  • Reviewing your pre-operative exercises
  • Learn about assistive devices
  • Set discharge planning goals

Please call Jennifer Caballero at (562) 933-4014 to register.