Total Joint Replacement Education Program at UPMC Passavant


To help make your recovery go smoothly, UPMC Passavant offers a pre-operative hip and knee joint replacement education class. 

This two hour informal class reviews what to expect with surgery and your recovery. You and a family member or care giver can attend. Nurses, physical therapist, occupational therapist, and case managers will discuss how to prepare for your upcoming surgery.  Any questions that you or your family member may have can be answered any time during the class. 

Topics discussed: how to prepare for surgery so you are at your best, post operative nursing care, pain management, prevention of post operative problems, discharge planning, and the options for discharge so you can plan ahead.

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