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UF Health St. Johns offers each patient undergoing total knee or hip replacement an educational guide. Your physician has discussed the information with you regarding your surgery. This guide is designed to help you further prepare for surgery by giving you the information you will need to achieve the best outcome from your joint replacement. We believe that well-prepared patients achieve the best surgical results. Physical preparation, education, continuity of care, and pre-planned discharges are essential to creating the best results. This guidebook exists to
Give you and your caregivers everything you’ll need for a rapid return to a healthy, active lifestyle.



Pre-Operative Joint Replacement Education Class

UF Health Flagler Hospital provides a free pre-operative education class to help you prepare for your Hip and Knee replacement surgery.

The class is offered Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 - 11:00 am.

The class covers:

  • How to prepare for surgery
  • What to expect during your hospital stay
  • Recognizing and preventing complications
  • Question/answer session

This class is taught by members of the hospital's orthopedic team. It is recommended that you bring a friend or family member if possible and that you attend 3-4 weeks prior to your anticipated surgery date. Research shows that patients who attend class and actively participate in their recovery experience the most positive results.

Call 904.819.4551 to let us know which session you will be attending. Please leave a message, if there is no answer, please email:

Due to limited space, we must confirm a date and time for you to attend class. Please, no walk-ins.

Park in Parking Lot A for the class. Class is held in the 8th Floor lobby classroom of UF Health Flagler Hospital. Take the elevator in the main lobby to the 8th Floor. The classroom is ahead and to the left when you get off of the elevators.

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