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Joint Academy

Patients facing joint replacement now have the inside track to a smooth and fast recovery thanks to the Methodist Joint Academy

Watch a Methodist Joint Academy patient success story

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Follow Karen Cude's journey from the Methodist Joint Academy to the anterior approach hip replacement surgery at Methodist Dallas Medical Center that allowed her to walk, without pain, just hours after surgery.

Joint Replacement Surgery at Methodist Health System

Methodist Health System offers total joint replacement surgery, using the latest minimally invasive techniques, to replace painful hip, knee, or shoulder joints damaged by injury, deformity, or degenerative diseases such as arthritis, to restore mobility and quality of life with less pain and recovery time.

Methodist Joint Academy – better informed, better outcomes

Offered at Methodist Dallas, Methodist Charlton, and Methodist Mansfield medical centers, the Joint Academy is a free educational workshop that prepares "students" both mentally and physically for upcoming joint replacement surgery, the best possible surgical outcome, and a faster return to normal daily activity.

Hosted in a comfortable classroom environment, the Methodist Joint Academy allows you and a small group of fellow joint replacement patients to learn directly from the multidisciplinary clinicians who are involved in your care – from scheduling and surgery to rehabilitation and recovery.

The one-day Methodist Joint Academy includes:

  • A concierge to greet and guide you to your classroom
  • Priority access to required pre-op testing (at Methodist Dallas Medical Center)
  • Express registration to eliminate delays the day of surgery
  • Engaging classroom instruction about what to expect from pre-op, joint replacement surgery, and recovery – taught by Methodist Joint Academy clinical specialists
  • A tour of the orthopedic floor, designed specifically for the needs and comfort of joint replacement surgery patients
  • Discussion with a small group of fellow joint replacement patients to build camaraderie and provide motivation and support after hip or knee surgery
  • A "uniform" – t-shirt and shorts with the Methodist Joint Academy logo
  • Free validated parking

At the Methodist Joint Academy, you'll learn about:

  • Getting ready for joint replacement surgery
  • Perioperative care
  • Post-op care plan
  • Physical therapy
  • Preparing for discharge
  • Recovery and beyond

Contact Methodist Joint Academy 

Learn more about the Methodist Joint Academy and find an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff of Methodist Health System by calling 214-947-0044 or 1-866-584-8104.

The Joint Commission Gold Seal

The Hip Joint Replacement and Knee Joint Replacement programs at Methodist Dallas and Methodist Charlton medical centers have been certified by The Joint Commission.

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff, including those practicing in connection with the Methodist Joint Academy, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, or Methodist Mansfield Medical Center.


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