Joint Replacement Classes


Thank you for choosing A Joint Adventure and the Johnston Health Joint Center for your total joint replacement surgery. We look forward to helping you get back to a healthier, more active lifestyle.

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:

  • Preparation for your surgery and hospital stay
  • What to expect during your hospital stay
  • Equipment and devices used during recovery
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • After hospital discharge plans and needs
  • Managing post-operative pain
  • How to avoid complications
  • Recommended exercises to give you a head start on recovery

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.

Download Joint Replacement Patient Guide

Patient Story

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There are multiple Joint Adventure classes held each month. You only need to attend one class.

Your Joint Adventure class will be scheduled by the OR schedulers when scheduling your surgery and Pre-Admission Testing.


All classes meet at our Smithfield location in the Physician’s Dining Room from 1-3 p.m.

2019 Class Schedule

Jan 3, 17, 31
Feb 7, 21, 28
Mar 7, 14, 21
Apr 4, 11, 18
May 2, 16, 30
June 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18
Aug 1, 15, 29
Sept 5, 12, 19
Oct 3, 17, 31
Nov 7, 21
Dec 5, 12

Joint Center Contacts

If you have any questions or concerns throughout your joint adventure, please contact us.

Christy Collins, RN
Nurse Manager, 4th Floor Surgical/ Joint Center

Laura Vaughn, RN, BC
Joint Replacement Center Patient Navigator, CPM Champion

Joint Center Doctors

Richard Alioto, MD
UNC Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Clayton





Lucas Romine, MD





Gregory Tayrose, MD
UNC Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Clayton






Joint Center Rehab Room