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To guide and assist you through your surgical experience, the orthopedic team at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center provides a total joint replacement class that can be completed online and/or in-person.

It's recommended that you attend the in-person class or watch the online videos 30 days before your surgery, if possible. You are encouraged to use the videos and materials as a tool during all steps of your surgical journey.

Register for the In-Person Class

Register for the Online Class Videos (Watch at Home)

Program Overview

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 (if applicable), 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

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Orthopedic Nurse Navigator Team.