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Via Christi Joint Class: Preparing for your procedure

The Via Christi Joint Replacement Center offers a one-hour joint class to help patients prepare for their upcoming procedure. Please contact the Pre-Admission Clinic at the hospital you plan to have surgery at to confirm your reservation today.

Via Christi Hospital on Harry: 316-689-5222
Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis: 316-268-8088
Via Christi Hospital on St Teresa: 316-796-7520

Joint Class agenda

Preparing for surgery

  • Visit with your family doctor
  • Contact your insurance company
  • Choose a coach
  • What to bring with you to the hospital
  • Pre-surgery checklist
  • Prepare your home

Joint replacement surgery

  • Arriving at the hospital
  • In the operating room
  • In the recovery room

During your hospital stay

  • Getting settled
  • Careplan goals
  • Pain management
  • Preventing blood clots and pneumonia
  • Your diet
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physician responsibilities
  • Before you go home

 Going home

  • Caring for yourself at home
  • Pain and medication
  • Your incision
  • Special instructions
  • Home exercises
  • Preventing blood clots at home
  • Activities of daily living


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