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Pre-Operative Education

Joint replacement surgery can relieve pain and enable individuals to live fuller, more active lives. But knowing what to expect before, during and after surgery isn’t always clear. Tenet Health Central Coast offers a pre-operative class to help educate patients and their families about hip and knee replacement surgery and recovery. These informational seminars are conducted by licensed physical therapists and registered nurses. All Candidates for hip and knee replacement surgery, their families and caregivers are encouraged to attend.

What to Expect

  • Pre-Operative Testing
  • Doctor Evaluation
  • Hospital Admission Process
  • Pre-Operative Exercises
  • Anatomy of Joint Replacement Surgery


  • Pain & Medication
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Vital Signs
  • Bowel/Bladder Function
  • Complication Prevention
Physical Therapy
  • Precautions
  • Walking
  • Exercises
  • Family Training
  • Balance & Safety
Occupational Therapy
  • Functional Activity Training
  • Getting Dressed Safely
  • Toileting & Bathing Skills
  • Equipment Needs
Case Management
  • Transportation Considerations
  • Arranging Home Services
  • Placement Assistance, if needed

Class Locations

Twin Cities Community Hospital
Founders' Pavilion Morgan Conference Room
2nd Wednesday of every month
Free to attend, registration required

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
Sierra Vista Auditorium
3rd Thursday of every month
Free to attend, registration required

More Information