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Patient Education: Joint Replacement at Inova Fairfax Hospital


Pre-Surgery Orientation is Available Online and In Person

All joint replacement surgery patients are asked to participate in a special pre-surgery orientation. The orientation is available online below. We encourage you and your coach to watch the video presentation together.

If you would like to attend an orientation class in person, either instead of or in addition to viewing the video below, you may schedule a date and time with the Pre-Surgical Patient Liaison by calling 703-776-2000. Classes are every Monday (except for holidays) at the Inova Pre-Procedural Evaluation Clinic, located on Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA in the Professional Services Building, which is located across from the Blue Parking Garage.

If you are not able to attend a class you are registered for, please call the joint replacement nurse navigator at 703-776-2289

Joint Replacement Prep Class Topics

  • 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