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.

2017 Total Joint Class Dates and Times

Our 2017 Total Joint Class sessions will be held Wednesdays in the Magnolia Room at Marin General Hospital, 250 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae, CA. You can register online, or by calling 1-415-925-7299. Download the flyer for more information or view the 2017 schedule, below.

Wednesday Classes (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
Jan 04 Jan 18 Feb 01 Feb 15 Mar 1 Mar 15
Apr 05 Apr 19 May 03 May 17 May 31 Jun 14
Jun 28 Jul 12 Jul 26 Aug 09 Aug 16 Sep 06
Sep 20 Oct 04 Oct 18 Nov 01 Nov 15 Nov 29
Dec 06 Dec 20