Before surgery, patients in the Joint and Spine Institute at St. Mary's
Medical Center receive a comprehensive orientation packet outlining how
to prepare for surgery, what to expect on the day of surgery and during
recovery. Additionally, patients meet with the program coordinator. This
pre-admission visit provides ample time for participants to ask questions
as well as discuss preparation for and recovery from total joint replacement.
For more information on the Joint and Spine Institute at St. Mary's,