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Orthopedic Surgery Support & Education

Joint Replacement Surgery Classes

When it comes to joint replacement surgery, each patient plays a key role their own recovery. To ensure each surgery patient is well-prepared to participate in their care plan, the Sarasota Memorial Orthopedics team requires patients to complete Pre-Operative Joint Replacement Education (for hip, knee or shoulder surgery) prior to surgery.

Topics in this education class include:

  • Preparing for surgery
  • What to expect during your stay
  • Managing pain after surgery
  • Rehab therapy
  • Your goals after surgery
  • Your discharge plan.

We offer the following options for the class: 

  1. Interactive Virtual Class Online
    Join an Orthopedics Pre-Op Education specialist for this pre-op education class via an interactive, video-conferencing platform. Virtual classes are held at various times throught the week to accommodate a variety of schedules. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 941-917-4047.
  2. Pre-recorded Video (Virtual Class Replacement)
    For those who are unable to join one of our virtual class options, we offer a pre-recorded video of the information; this video can be viewed at your convenience. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call 941-917-4047.

Call 941-917-7963 for questions and further class information. To view a printable PDF of the "Joint Replacement Handbook," click here.

Joint repair / replacement surgery patients and their caregivers are strongly encouraged to watch the below video, which has vital information related to patient discharge and post-op care at home. (Watching it does not fulfill the Pre-Op Class Requirement.)


Spine Surgery Pre-Op Class

spine surgery class

We encourage all spine surgery patients to attend a Spine Surgery Pre-operative Education Class. Now offered virtually, the interactive, online class teaches participants what to expect before, during and after spine surgery for the neck (cervical) and back (thoracic/lumbar). With this knowledge, you are better able to participate in your care plan. 

Join our education specialist via video-conference for the 1.5-hour class; class times/dates vary.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the class date/time that best fits your schedule, or call 941-917-7668 for more information.