Preparing for Joint Surgery

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 Videos

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

Pre-Operative Instructions With Precautions for
Posterior Hip Replacement; Birmingham Hip Resurfacing and Total Knee Arthroplasty




Pre-Operative Instructions With Precautions for
Anterior Hip Replacement; Total Knee Replacement and Makoplasty Knee Resurfacing


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