Total Joint Replacement Pre-op Classes

Swedish Medical Center offers free orthopedics classes in Denver to help you prepare for total joint replacement surgery.

Explaining the physical therapy to me in the class was helpful, it took some of the worry out of having the surgery.

We recommend that each patient should attend one class prior to surgery to help you understand what to expect while at Swedish and to improve the success of your recovery.

The class helps hip, knee and shoulder patients:

  • Understand your upcoming surgery
  • Prepare for your joint replacement surgery
  • Know what to expect when you go home
  • Manage your daily activities after surgery
  • You will also meet members of your orthopedic care team, including nurses, case managers, physical therapists and occupational therapists.

    When should I take the class?

    The class is held every Monday from 1 to 3pm in the Orthopedic Center gym on the 9th floor. Complimentary valet parking is available at the main entrance. Please use the west elevators.

    The class is offered free of charge, but please schedule your class at least one week before your surgery.