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Joint Replacement Patient Education

A special class conducted by members of the Inova Fairfax Hospital joint replacement team is held weekly for patients scheduled for surgery. You only need to attend one class. It is strongly suggested you bring a family member or a friend to act as your “coach.” The coach’s role will be explained in class. If it is not possible for you to attend, please inform the joint replacement nurse navigator at 703-776-2289.

Register for classes:


Outline of the class is as follows:
  • Joint disease
  • What to expect
  • Role of your “coach/caregiver”
  • Learn your breathing exercises
  • Review your preoperative exercises
  • Learn about assistive devices and joint protection
  • Discharge planning, insurance and obtaining equipment
  • Preoperative forms
  • Questions and answers