Preparing for Your Orthopedic Surgery
We recommend that you discuss any questions with your surgeon in order to properly prepare for your orthopedic surgery. They will also be able to advise you regarding postsurgical recovery. Although preparing for surgery can sometimes be overwhelming, knowing what the procedure entails and knowing what to expect afterwards may help alleviate your anxiety and help you recover faster.
Are you considering or have you already scheduled a knee, hip, shoulder, spine, or ankle surgery at Animas Surgical Hospital? We encourage you to attend one of our classes. During these informative sessions, you will learn what to expect following surgery and during your recovery process. Our goal is for each patient to achieve the very best outcome possible. Meet with our staff of specially-trained nurses, dieticians, and physical therapists. Family members are welcome!
Total Joint Replacement Class
For patients having knee, hip, ankle, or shoulder surgery
NOTE: DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS, ALL IN-PERSON PATIENT CLASSES ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
YOU CAN STILL VIEW ALL OF OUR CLASS FOOTAGE ONLINE BELOW:
Downloadable Patient Guides and Videos
For All Patients
Total Joint Replacement Roadmap
Surgical Intake Form
Durango Guide for Out-of-Town Patients
Video: Arranging for Home Health
Video: Dietary Needs Before and After Surgery
Video: What to Expect During Your Inpatient Stay
Video: Introduction to Physical Therapy
Using a Walker or Crutches
Hip or Knee Surgery
Hip or Knee Total Joint Replacement Handbook
Knee Arthroscopy Handbook
Caregiver's Guide to Hip or Knee Surgery
Video: How to Use Your Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) Machine - for knee replacement patients only
Video: Physical Therapy Exercises for Hip or Knee Replacement Patients
Video: Exercises/Activities to Avoid After Hip Surgery
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Cervical Spine Surgery Handbook
Lumbar Spine Surgery Handbook
Caregiver's Guide to Spine Surgery
Video: Preparing for Your Cervical Spine Surgery
Video: Preparing for Your Lumbar Spine Surgery
Video: Putting on Your Lumbar Brace
Video: Bathroom Safety After Spine Surgery
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