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Please note: The Joint Replacement Class will not be held on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in observance of New Year's Day.

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 process
  • Surgical procedures
  • Hospital routine
  • Equipment needs
  • Pain management
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Rapid Recovery Program
  • Length of hospital stay
  • Discharge planning
  • Spiritual care

Class Schedule
We encourage you and your care partner to attend one of these classes to prepare you for your upcoming joint replacement surgery.

The class is offered at UM St. Joseph Medical Center on the following days:

  • First and third Wednesday from 1–3 p.m. in The Cancer Institute third floor conference room

*No class on holidays or the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Inclement Weather: If Baltimore County Schools are closed, class is cancelled. You can call 410-427-2278 to confirm.

Registration is required. For more information, call the Orthopaedic Program Coordinator, 410-427-2278.