You don’t have to live with joint pain. The orthopedic specialists at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz understand how joint pain can affect your overall quality of life. It can limit how well you function at work, at home and during your everyday activities. Our comprehensive joint replacement program – replacing ankle, hip, knee or shoulder – will help you return to a pain-free life. Each year, more than one million Americans make the decision to end their chronic joint pain by undergoing a joint replacement procedure.
If you are planning for hip or knee replacement surgery, you probably have many questions.
Our program includes:
At Dominican Hospital, we use the most advanced techniques to provide excellent orthopedic care. Procedures we perform include:
We are committed to ensuring patients and their caregivers are prepared for joint replacement surgery before, while in the hospital, and once discharged home. Learn how to prepare for your surgery, and find out what to expect afterward.
Joint Replacement Preoperative Class
Dominican Hospital offers in-person Total Joint Replacement classes. This class helps each patient how to best prepare for surgery, and includes planning tools and educational materials. Once your surgery is scheduled, the Orthopedic Nurse Navigator will contact you to schedule you for the class which is held every Tuesday.
The videos below provide information for patients scheduled for surgery, but anyone considering joint replacement surgery is encouraged to view this valuable information session.
If you have questions about attending the pre-surgery class or need more information about your upcoming surgery please contact our Orthopedic Nurse Navigator at (831) 462-7597.
Preparing for surgery
Movement and exercises after your surgery
Preparing for Orthopedic Surgery Patient Handbook
Find an Orthopedic Surgeon in Santa Cruz.
For more information about joint replacement, please call (831) 462-7597. To find a doctor, visit our online Find a Doctor tool.
1555 Soquel Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95065