Joint replacement classes


Know what to expect from your surgery
We know you have many questions about your upcoming surgery. That’s why we offer a free class on what to expect before, during and after surgery.

Plan to attend a Joint Replacement Class two to three weeks before your knee or hip surgery. This is a chance to learn more about your surgery and the special equipment you may need afterward. You will meet others who will have the same surgery, and have the opportunity to ask questions of your teachers who are nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists or care coordinators.

During the class, you will learn:
  • How to prepare for your surgery
  • What to expect during your hospital stay
  • Which supplies that are helpful after surgery
  • Ways to promote healing and reduce the risk of problems 
We offer several classes at the following sites each week at various times of day:
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center (Minneapolis)
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital (Edina)
  • Fairview Ridges Hospital (Burnsville)
  • Fairview Lakes Medical Center (Wyoming)
  • Fairview Northland Medical Center (Princeton)
  • Fairview Range Medical Center (Hibbing)   

Contact Fairview OnCall at 612-672-7272 or register online for an on-site class.

It is highly recommend that you attend a class at one of the above sites, but if you are unable to because of location or a time conflict we do have an online class available.

Click to view the online joint replacement class
Hip and knee replacement resources
Read your guidebook for hip replacement surgery  
Read your guidebook for knee replacement surgery  

Additional resources  
SeniorCare Guidebook from Care Options Network   
Disability Parking Certificate  
Showering Instructions for Before Surgery  
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