Methodist Richardson Joint Academy
Preparing joint replacement candidates — mentally and physically — for surgery
Methodist Richardson Medical Center 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 offers total joint replacement surgery using the latest minimally invasive techniques to restore mobility and quality of life with less pain and recovery time.
Better informed, better outcomes
The Methodist Joint Academy is a free educational workshop that helps prepare "students" both mentally and physically for upcoming joint replacement surgery, the best possible surgical outcome, and a faster return to normal daily activity.
After scheduling hip or knee replacement surgery with an orthopedic surgeon on the Methodist medical staff, students attend the Methodist Richardson Joint Academy. Held on the hospital campus, the Joint Academy offers a comfortable learning environment with a handful of fellow patients. The one-day program includes:
- 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
- Free parking
Learn more about the Methodist Richardson Joint Academy and find an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff of Methodist Health System by calling 214-947-6296.