Total Joint Replacement Resources
Total Joint Replacement Pre-Op Class
Your surgeon recommends you attend a one hour class in preparation for your upcoming surgery. In this class, our Total Joint Coordinator will discuss how to prepare for surgery, what to expect during your time at the surgery center and after discharge. Please contact The Total Joint Coordinator, to RSVP at (858) 268-3566.
Having Outpatient Joint Replacement
(Length: 2:59) – Overview of how the video series works and why it is important.
Your Joint Replacement Overview
(Length: 6:53) – Review of what to expect with an Outpatient Joint Replacement procedure and address frequently asked questions. Introduction of the Achieve Joint Success Education Guide for more information.
Doctor Visits and Clearances
(Length: 2:55) – Introduction of the various doctors a patient might be asked to meet with before operation to get cleared for surgery.
Preparation at Home
(Length: 5:21) – Identifying what to expect before surgery and the steps necessary to prepare the home after surgery, including reducing risk of an accidental fall; setting up a clean recovery environment; and preparing the home with helpful resources.
The Day of Your Operation
(Length: 4:43) – What to expect on the day of your surgery from filling out paperwork to time spent in the recovery room.
Realistic Expectations After Surgery
(Length: 5:28) – Realistic expectations after surgery and frequently asked questions about joint replacement surgery.
Pain Control After Surgery
(Length: 3:57) – Information on how to manage pain after surgery.
(Length: 4:37) – Recovery and rehabilitation after joint replacement that can be divided into three general phases: Phase 1: Immediate Recovery; Phase 2: Getting back to Normal; Phase 3: Physical strengthening, endurance and returning to sports and leisure activities.
When to Call Your Surgeon
(Length: 3:01) – Signs and symptoms that could appear after surgery that your physician will want to know about.
Life After Surgery
(Length: 6:03) – How to coach your body back to a normal routine after surgery including bathing, caring for you incision, resuming normal bowel function, nutrition and rehydration and what to expect from your joint.
Disclaimers & Privacy Links
All information contained on this website is intended for informational and educational purposes. The information is not intended nor suited to be a replacement or substitute for professional medical treatment or for professional medical advice relative to a specific medical question or condition.
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure including Outpatient Joint Replacement. Outpatient Joint Replacement is not for everyone. Children, pregnant women, patients who have mental or neuromuscular disorders that do not allow control of the knee joint, and patients with a complex medical history, multiple co-morbid conditions, morbidly obese patients should not undergo a rapid recovery care plan. Consult your physician for details to determine if outpatient joint replacement is right for you.
Education videos are provided in partnership with achievejointsuccess.com.