Joint Replacement Classes


We want our surgery patients to feel comfortable about their procedure and to be educated on proper preparation and care. That’s why Johnston Health offers a complimentary class for joint replacement patients to guide you through the process, from home preparation before surgery to post-operative exercises.

During the class, you will receive special education from members of your joint replacement team, and they will answers any questions that you may have. You’ll learn about:

  • Surgery preparation
  • Home preparation and support system
  • What to bring to surgery
  • Your post-surgery hospital stay
  • Physical therapy
  • Going home after surgery
  • Daily living at home after surgery
  • Post-surgery exercises

Please register patients at the same time surgery is scheduled. It is strongly suggested that you bring a family member or friend to act as your coach.

All classes meet in Classroom 1404A in the Johnston Medical Mall in Smithfield from 1-3 p.m.

2017 Class Schedule

December 7, 21

2018 Class Schedule

Jan 4, 18
Feb 1, 15
Mar 1, 15
Apr 12, 26
May 10, 24
June 7, 21
July 5, 19
Aug2, 16
Sept 13, 27
Oct 11, 25
Nov 8, 29
Dec 13, 20

If you have any questions about your joint replacement or the class, please call our Joint Center navigator at 919-209-7092.

Download Joint Replacement Patient Guide