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Spine Pre-Surgery Class: Online

  • Venue & Location

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    Online
    See below.
  • Fee & Registration

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    Free, Registration Required

Description

Our spine surgery class is meant for you and your support person to better prepare you both for your upcoming spine surgery.

During class, you will learn about:

  • Special equipment used on the day of surgery and during hospitalization that you will need to obtain before surgery
  • Preparations you'll need to make at home to ensure a safe recovery environment
  • Methods for managing pain, nausea, and constipation
  • Activities to prevent blood clots
  • Length of hospital stay and what to expect upon discharge
  • Safety while moving and changing positions
  • Methods for reducing swelling and discomfort after surgery
  • Plans for a safe discharge home
  • Special equipment needed prior to going home

This class is for patients and their support person. We strongly recommend you attend with a support person: a friend or family member who will support you through your joint replacement surgery and recovery.

Registration

Registration Instructions

Attend prior to surgery.

Attend Online