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Before Surgery

Before surgery, patients in the Joint and Spine Institute at St. Joseph Medical Center receive a comprehensive orientation packet outlining how to prepare for surgery, what to expect on the day of surgery and during recovery. Additionally, patients meet with the program coordinator. This pre-admission visit provides ample time for participants to ask questions as well as discuss preparation for and recovery from total joint replacement.

For more information on the Joint and Spine Institute at St. Joseph or to register for a free knee and hip pain seminar, call 816-943-2366.

To download an orientation booklet on joint replacement, click on one of the links below:
Knee replacement orientation packet
Hip replacement orientation packet