Joint Replacement Pre-Op Class

Patients who plan to undergo Joint Replacement Surgery are expected by their orthopaedic surgeons to attend the Joint Academy Pre-Op Class.

Joint Replacement In-Person Pre-Op Class

You will be signed up to take the free in-person Joint Academy class at your surgeon’s office when your surgery is booked. This class is for you and your coach to help you to better understand what to expect with your joint replacement process from admission to after discharge.

This interactive educational program is coordinated and taught by the Windham Hospital Orthopedic Nurse Navigator. Classes are available at various times during the month.

Our goal is to provide you with seamless, compassionate care based on best-practices, latest techniques and to see you on your road to recovery. Soon you’ll be enjoying your life and the activities you love. Representatives from the following areas will be available to offer information and answer questions specific to your individual needs.

Meet your Team

  • The nurse navigator will explain and provide education on what occurs, before, during and after hospitalization.
  • An orthopaedic floor nurse will discuss what to expect with nursing care while you are a patient in the hospital.
  • The Case Manager will talk to you about the equipment you will need after your surgery and plans after-hospital for home care.
  • The Physical Therapist will discuss your rehabilitation program. You will receive tips about what you can do at home to maximize your journey back to an active lifestyle.

Joint Replacement Online Pre-Op Class

Your surgeon and total joint team will always recommend you to attend the in-person joint academy class for optimal education experience. In the event you are unable to attend the in-person Joint Replacement Pre-Op Class, we also offer an online version through your Force Therapeutics account.

The Force Therapeutics online class is a convenient option for those patients who are unable to attend an in-person session. You will receive important pieces of education regarding how to prepare and recover from surgery. You must complete the entire class; however, it is not necessary to complete the class in one sitting

You will receive a “Welcome Email” from Force Therapeutics. Please follow the prompts to create a password and log in.

Beginning 30 days before your surgery, when you log in to your Force account you will see an option to view your online joint class within your to-do-list. Simply click on the class title to begin.

Force Therapeutics will have additional information that will help ensure that you have a smooth surgery and recovery. Please be sure to keep up to date with your Force Therapeutics care instructions as they help better prepare you for the things you need to do before, during, and after surgery.

Windham Hospital Orthopedics

Total Joint Patient Education Guidebook
Total Joint Education Guidebook