We strongly encourage all patients either considering or already scheduled for joint replacement therapy to take our complimentary Joint Program. Taught by our Orthopedic Program Coordinator, with the participation of a physical therapist and an occupational therapist, the class covers hip and knee joint replacements, step-by-step, with visual aids including a slide show, anatomical models, and actual hip and knee implants. A physical therapist teaches exercises to assist recovery and an occupational therapist demonstrates the use of assistive devices to facilitate daily living during recovery.

Topics covered include:

  • Anatomy
  • Anesthesia
  • Surgery
  • What to expect during your hospital stay
  • Pain management
  • Blood clot prevention
  • Prevention of infection
  • Foot pumps (a device to increase circulation and help prevent deep vein thrombosis)
  • Incentive spirometer (a device to help keep your lungs clear while you are healing)
  • Prevention of blood infusion
  • Preparing for postoperative home care

Attendees are given an informational booklet about our Joint Camp program that helps to guide you through the surgical recovery process, information holders and contact numbers to call if they need more information. We have found that patients who attend this class are less anxious about their procedure and recover at a faster pace.

2018 Total Joint Class Dates and Times

Our 2018 Total Joint Class sessions will be held Tuesdays in the Magnolia Room at Marin General Hospital, 250 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae, CA, with one exception. On Tuesday, October 16, the class will be held at 2 Bon Air Road, Suite 120, Greenbrae, CA. You can register by calling 1-866-966-9644. Download the flyer for more information or view the 2018 schedule, below.

Tuesday Classes (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
Jan 9 Jan 23 Feb 6 Feb 20 Mar 13 Mar 27
Apr 3 Apr 17 May 1 May 15 May 29 Jun 5
Jun 19 Jul 10 Jul 24 Aug 14 Aug 21 Sep 11
Sep 25 Oct 9 Oct 16 Nov 6 Nov 20 Dec 4
Dec 18