Free joint replacement surgery information sessions for people interested in learning more about Total Hip and Total Knee replacement and St. Vincent's Total Joint Replacement team approach. Family members welcome.
The session is for people who are interested in learning more about joint replacement surgery due to painful hips and knees but are not yet scheduled for surgery.
Participants will learn about Total Hip and Total Knee replacement surgery, new anesthesia techniques for pain management, post-anesthesia care, and their stay on the orthopedic unit, physical therapy, and post-discharge expectations. Exercises to be done before and after surgery are demonstrated by orthopedic staff. A question and answer period will also be provided.
The Information Sessions are part of St. Vincent’s Joint Replacement Program, a comprehensive program which takes patients from pre-operative education and physical strengthening right through joint replacement surgery and recovery using a team approach. This helps prepare them physically and also lessens anxiety. Since pre-operative classes and exercise sessions as well as post-op therapy sessions are in a group setting, patients have a support system and are able to encourage each other and stay motivated.
Joint Replacement Coordinator
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