Orthopedic Center Joint Replacement Lecture Series

Pre-operative Joint Replacement Seminar

The Cottage Center for Orthopedics offers free seminars about joint replacement options and about keeping your joints healthy.


The seminar is designed for those scheduled for a hip or knee joint replacement or for those considering surgery in the future.


See schedule below.

Please register in advance: 

   Online here >>
   • or by phone:

There is a growing body of literature that indicates patients recover faster and are more satisfied with their joint replacement if they attended a pre-operative class on joint replacement. Cottage's pre-operative Joint Replacement seminar is offered free of charge to all who are interested.


The seminar is taught by licensed physical therapists and registered nurses who use a variety of teaching aids such as video presentations, discussion, and demonstration.  There will be ample time for questions and answers, both during and after the program.


Participants will be given a Joint Replacement Guide, which contains essential information for those considering joint replacement at a Cottage Health System hospital.


A healthy snack is also offered during the 1.5 hour program.  You will also have the opportunity to meet other people considering joint replacement.


Participants should expect to learn:

•    The steps involved in preparing for a successful joint replacement.

•    The anatomy of the major joints in the body.

•    What to expect while in the hospital.

•    What to expect during the recovery period after hospitalization.

•    How to safely prepare the home for the recovery period.

•    Answers to common questions about how to live successfully with your new joint.

•    And more . . .


Please also consider our Healthy Joint Living seminar as well as our Joint Pain seminar conducted by physical and occupational therapists on staff at the Cottage Center for Orthopedics.


Bring a friend — or two!



Pre-operative Joint Replacement Seminar Schedule

Download a complete 2015 schedule for Cottage Pre-Operative Joint Replacement Seminars


 Date (Register below)
January 15, 2015 Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital
February 5, 2015 Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital





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