Understanding Hip & Knee Replacement:


The First Step in Your Joint Replacement Journey

ThinkstockPhotos-490886278Twin Cities Pre-Operative Education

Joint replacement surgery can relieve pain and enable individuals to live fuller, more active lives. But knowing what to expect before, during and after surgery isn’t always clear. Twin Cities Community Hospital offers a pre-operative class to help educate patients and their families about hip and knee replacement surgery and recovery. These informational seminars are conducted by licensed physical therapists and registered nurses. 

What to Expect

BEFORE YOUR SURGERY

  • Pre-Operative Testing
  • Doctor Evaluation
  • Hospital Admission Process
  • Pre-Operative Exercises
  • Anatomy of Joint Replacement Surgery

AFTER SURGERY

Nursing
  • Pain & Medication
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Vital Signs
  • Bowel/Bladder Function
  • Complication Prevention
Physical Therapy
  • Precautions 
  • Walking
  • Exercises
  • Family Training
  • Balance & Safety
Occupational Therapy
  • Functional Activity Training
  • Getting Dressed Safely
  • Toileting & Bathing Skills
  • Equipment Needs
Case Management
  • Transportation Considerations
  • Arranging Home Services
  • Placement Assistance, if needed

Details of Program

Who: 

All Candidates for hip and knee replacement surgery, their families and caregivers

Where: 

Twin Cities Community Hospital
Founders' Pavilion: Morgan Conference Room

When:

2nd Wednesday of every month

Time:

4:00pm-6:00pm

Cost:

Free to attend, registration required
To register for the Twin Cities Community Hospital Pre-Operative Joint Replacement Education Class, call (805) 434-4965 or click here