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To guide and assist you through your surgical experience, the orthopaedic team at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center provides a total joint replacement class. The purpose of the program is to present to you and your care partner an in-depth explanation of all aspects of your surgery, hospital stay, and safe discharge planning.

Topics covered in this program include, but are not limited to:

  • Admissions/Discharge Process
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Hospital Routine
  • Equipment Needs
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Rapid Recovery Program
  • Hospital Stay
  • Spiritual Care

Class Schedule

We encourage you and your care partner to attend one of these classes to prior to your joint replacement surgery.

Classes will be held in The Cancer Institute conference room on the third floor. The class will be offered on the following days:

  • First Thursday of the month, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Second Wednesday of the month, 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Third Monday of the month, 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Fourth Monday of the month, 1 - 3 p.m.

Inclement Weather

If Baltimore County Schools are closed, the class will be cancelled. If your class is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will need to register for another class.

Registration is Required

Registration is required for both the patient and the care partner/enrollee.

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For your health and safety, and in light of the growing concerns around COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel Joint Replacement classes for the foreseeable future. Please know that we will resume classes as soon as it is safe to do so. Please reach out the Orthopaedic Program Coordinator with any questions or concerns, 410-427-2278.

Class will not be held on Memorial Day.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Orthopaedic Program Coordinator at 410-427-2278.