Pre-Operative Planning and Education
In addition to the education provided in your surgeon’s office, every
patient in the Joint Institute attends an intensive pre-surgical education
program to prepare you for surgery. In the classes, you will learn in
detail the mechanics of the joints and how they relate to your procedure.
You will received a detailed patient guide book (available below) that
will let you know what to do prior to surgery, what to expect during your
stay in the hospital and how to care for yourself when you leave the hospital.
The classes for you and your family member will take place approximately
three weeks before surgery.
The Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas Patient Guidebooks
Total Hip Replacement Guidebook
Total Knee Replacement Guidebook