Orthopedic Eduction

Preoperative Patient Education
Program For Total Joint Replacements

Presenters: The NCH Interdisciplinary Team


All patients scheduled for hip and knee joint replacement surgery are EXPECTED to attend this two hour session. Our Preoperative Patient Education Seminar for Total Joint Replacement Surgery is designed to prepare you and your family for surgery, recovery, rehabilitation and to initiate comprehensive discharge planning. You will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with a variety of skilled, enthusiastic health care professionals who are committed to supporting the surgical excellence at NCH.

As soon as your surgery date is scheduled please call our scheduling coordinator, Ann Kiersted, at (239) 624-3917 between 7am- 3:30pm (M-F) to register for the program.

  • Preparation for Surgery
  • Day of Surgery
  • Your Initial Recovery
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Therapy Progression
  • Discharge Planning
  • Managing your New Life

Thank you in advance for helping our program work for you. Our staff looks forward to caring for you throughout your pathway towards recovery.


Feedback From Those Who Attended

“A great job by the entire healthcare team…the Preop Program provided an excellent orientation for me and my wife. We know what to expect during my recovery following THR surgery…I thank everyone involved for giving me a more joyful outlook on life.” A.S.

“I was so anxious about having TKR surgery when I arrived to the Preop Program; I saw I wasn’t the only one. This program helped me reduce my anxiety…I feel so much better now that I know what is going to happen during my recovery.” H.C.

“I was so worried about how I was going to manage at home alone after Bilateral Total Knee Surgery. At the Preop Program the staff informed me of discharge options that were available to me. This knowledge and early discharge planning helped ease my mind. I was able to concentrate on my recovery because I was in good hands…instead of worrying.” B.D.


To request an appointment or schedule service with an NCH Physician Group doctor, please call (239) 624-8106 or the Access Healthline (239) 624-1999. You may also visit our online Physician Directory, Find a Doctor.

If you have a problem that requires immediate attention please call the NCH Healthcare System switchboard (239) 624-5000. Please note: NCH cannot provide medical advice over the phone. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or seek emergency medical help.