Orthopedics | Patient Support

Total Joint Pre-Op Class

Total Joint Pre-Op ClassPatients who plan to undergo Total Joint Surgery are encouraged by their orthopedic surgeons to attend the Total Joint Pre-Op Class. 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 is returning home with homecare services or going to a short-term rehabilitation facility. Surgical patients 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.

New! Total Joint Online Pre-Op Class

MidState also offers an online version of its Total Joint Pre-Op Class. The online class is a convenient option for those patients who are unable to attend an in-person session. It outlines the things you need to do before, during, and after surgery. Planning tools, advice on medications, diet recommendations and exercise recommendations are also included. We encourage you to complete view the online class in its entirety. After completing the online pre-op class, you will be asked to confirm your completion and send us your feedback.

Step 1: View the online education class

Step 1 View the online education class

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online education class

Step 2: Let us know if you still have questions

If you still have questions after completing your online class, please contact your surgeon’s office. You may also view our printed Total Joint Replacement guidebook that covers much of the information contained within the online class.

Step 2 Let us know if you still have questions

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joint replacement guide