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.