Preparing for Joint Surgery


On October 9, BCH Orthopedic Services - except for rehabilitation - were totally relocated to Foothills Hospital, 4747 Arapahoe Avenue, in Boulder.  There were no changes in the range of services available, only the location. This was part of a consolidation of services at Foothills Hospital.  Click here for more information on this important change in local health care.


At Boulder Community Health, we use a patient-centered approach to medical care. Every patient receives a personalized care plan that guides the entire medical team to deliver the best possible care in a safe and comfortable environment. We’ll chaperon you through every step of the surgical process.

Education Improves Recovery

Patients play a vital role in making surgery successful. You should actively participate in your care by taking all of the necessary steps to prepare for surgery. Our surgery ebooks have important information about every step of the surgery process. Not only do they tell you how to get ready for your procedure, they also explain the recovery process and rehabilitation:

Joint Class

We offer a free Joint Class that you should attend before your surgery. You will learn about:
  • Your medical team
  • Pre-admission and pre-surgery tests
  • What to do the night before surgery
  • Events that occur on the day of surgery
  • How to prevent complications from surgery
  • Preparing your home for your return after surgery
  • Medical supplies you may need after surgery
  • Rehabilitation after surgery
  • Resources for supplies and rehabilitation

You can view class dates, times and locations on our Pre-Surgery Joint Classes information page.  

Hip & Knee Surgery - Pre-Operative Instructions Video

We want to make sure your experience at BCH is as comfortable as possible and that you are ready for surgery. In this video, you will learn how to prepare for your surgery and what to expect.

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