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 make an appointment or find out more about the Kaplan Joint Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, please call us at 855-KNEE-HIP (855-563-3447) or email us