Patient Education (Hip and Knee)
You Make the Difference! You will play a huge role in your recovery and it is important that you prepare for your surgery and participate in your recovery. The resources on this page will help you play an active role at every stage of your surgical journey.
Guidebook to Hip and Knee Total Joint Replacement: This guide provides general information on the joint replacement process. Download the Guidebook to Hip and Knee Total Joint Replacement
Total Joint Replacement Education Class: So you are well informed and prepared for a successful surgery, joint replacement patients are required to attend our free total joint replacement class. Not only must you attend, it is equally important that a member of your support team attend.
You'll find out about:
- The joint replacement procedure
- How to prepare for surgery
- Anesthesia options
- Your hospital stay
- Pain management
- The recovery process
- Equipment you may need after surgery
You'll hear from a physical therapist, occupational therapist, and social worker. There will be plenty of time for questions! To sign up or to ask questions about the class, call (585) 784-2966. You can also download the class presentation materials.
Rehabilitation Exercises: To speed your recovery, it is important to be familiar with the exercises you will do after surgery. We recommend that you perform each exercise 10 times, three times a day, if able to do so pain-free. If you are in too much pain, simply familiarize yourself with the exercises.
Exercises for Hips
Exercises for Knees