Jefferson University Hospitals

Preparing for Your Visit

We want you to know what to expect when you arrive at Jefferson University Hospital and answer questions and concerns you might have ahead of time. Download our Patient and Family Education: Understanding Total Joint Replacement Surgery (PDF) to learn how best to prepare for your procedure, what you can expect during your stay, what happens after surgery, how discharge planning works and how your case manager and social worker can help. 

For the total joint replacement patient, your physical therapist will teach you strengthening and stretching exercises; your occupational therapist will teach you strategies for dressing and bathing to make these activities easier following surgery.