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Before having total joint replacement surgery at Dignity Health, we require our patients to take a class to learn about the procedure, how to prepare, and what recovery will be like. In addition to helping you feel more comfortable, this knowledge ensures you fully understand what is supposed to happen, so you can offer your informed consent. It also helps you to do everything possible to have the best outcome.
Family or other loved ones who will be helping you prepare and recover from the surgery can also attend. These classes are typically offered at the Sacramento-area Dignity Health hospital where you will have your surgery.
Register for a joint replacement class in Sacramento, CA or a surrounding area by talking to your orthopedic surgeon or contacting the location where the surgery will take place.
At Dignity Health, not only do we want to prepare you mentally and physically for the procedure, but we also want your caretakers to know what to expect and the best ways to support you before and after your surgery. The class is designed to help relieve any anxiety you or your loved ones might have about the procedure.
Topics typically covered during a joint replacement education class include:
Our joint replacement education classes are usually up to two hours long. Our knowledgeable nurses or other hospital staff will conduct the class and cover topics related to preoperative preparation, what happens during the procedure, and what to expect in terms of recovery requirements, healing time, and follow up.
The doctors and staff at Dignity Health provide joint replacement classes in Sacramento, CA and the surrounding areas as a part of our exceptional orthopedic services.