Preparing for Surgery

The Joint Center  at Newton-Wellesley Hospital offers preoperative education classes for patients considering or preparing for joint surgery.

The classes, taught by a nurse, physical therapist and occupational therapist, are designed to provide an overview of the experience from preoperative planning to the return home.

Material covered includes:

  • information about the surgery
  • nursing care
  • physical and occupational therapy
  • orthopaedic equipment
  • discharge planning.

The education classes give patients and their guests an opportunity to ask questions, get more information and talk to the instructors about their concerns.

To register for a preoperative education class, please call 617-243-5939 or email us.

To learn more about the Kaplan Joint Center or to make an appointment to be seen within 48 hours, please visit us at, call us at 855-KNEE-HIP (855-563-3447) or email us.