Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery

The Orthopedic Excellence Team at Ocean Medical Center understands that making the decision to have a joint replacement or spine surgery is a difficult one. We do everything we can to facilitate a quick and comfortable recovery, including a pre-operative education class.  

This session provides an overview on:

  • How to best prepare for surgery
  • What to expect during their hospital stay
  • What to expect during rehabilitation therapy
  • How to prepare for home  

About the pre-operative education class:

  • Discussions are lead by one of our registered nurses from the Joint Replacement Program.
  • Physical therapy staff will explain the equipment and schedule for your therapy.
  • A surgical preparation nurse will review the preparation process, and answer questions related to medication and pre-surgical procedures.    

We encourage you to bring a "coach" to cheer you on and provide the much needed support through your rehabilitation. Your coach can be a family member, friend, neighbor, or anyone who can support you, help ask questions, and receive helpful information.  

To learn more about registering for the pre-operative class offered by the Center for Total Joint & Spine Care, please call 732-836-4614.

The Center for Total Joint and Spine Care is located on the sixth floor at Ocean Medical Center.

Orthopedic Care Locations

  • Ocean Medical Center, 425 Jack Martin Boulevard, Brick, NJ 08724

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