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Preparing for Surgery


Because total joint patients are part of their own “care team,” it is important that you understand the surgery and rehab process as well as your role in the process. When patients are scheduled for total joint surgery, you will receive a patient education manual that includes:

  • Detailed diagrams
  • Information about surgery and recovery
  • Descriptions and diagrams of rehabilitation exercises

Total Joint Pre-Operative Class

Patients and their coaches attend a pre-operative class that explains:

  • How to prepare for joint replacement surgery
  • What to expect during the hospital stay
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Discharge planning

Call the Toal Joint Center manager at 803-434-4016 to register for class.