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Joint Replacement Education Class

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Classes & Support Groups
A FREE class presented by surgeons, physical therapists, occupational therapists,
registered nurses, and nutritionists for patients who are planning to have hip or knee
replacement, and their family and/or caregivers.

15 Date: 2nd Tuesday of the Month
  Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  Location: Community Memorial Hospital, 8th Floor
  Register: Please call 805/652-5063

Questions that will be addressed:

  • What actually happens during my surgery?
  • What does the prosthesis that will be placed inside my body look and feel like?
  • How much pain will I be in, and how is it relieved?
  • How will my mobility be affected, and what's the general therapy process?
  • What's a CPM (for those getting a knee replaced)?
  • How can I best set up my home now, so life is easier when I get back from the hospital?
  • What type of equipment will I most likely need?
  • How can I tie my shoes, feed the dog, put my pants on, get in a car, etc.
    now I’ll at I can't bend down for awhile (especially for hip replacements)?
  • How long until I start to feel good?
  • Are there any precautions from the surgery, and what do these really mean for my
    every day life/activities?
  • What healthy foods should I be eating to help speed up my recovery and
    my overall health and well being?