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Please note: the following information is for patients undergoing an outpatient arthroplasty (meaning that they will be discharged the same day as their surgery). If you are undergoing a standard joint arthroplasty, please see our ‘Standard Pre-Operative Teaching’ page. The instructions are different so please make sure you are on the correct page.
You will be brought in to our clinic for pre-operative teaching prior to your surgery. This teaching appointment takes 2-3 hours total and during it you will meet with the internal medicine doctor, Allied Health team and your case manager. You also be trained in crutch-walking while you are here.
• Your crutches. You will not be allowed to attend your appointment if you forget these.
• Your pre-operative teaching booklet (if you have already been given one)
• Your photo ID and Alberta Health Care card
• A pen and paper to take notes as needed
• A mask
Your teaching appointment will take place at our Joint Assessment Centre (Unit 2032). Please use entrance ‘C’ beside Walmart. Once you have taken the elevator or stairs to the second floor, our clinic will be your first left.
Teaching check-ins are at 7:30AM and 9:30AM – go at whichever time you have been given by your surgical team. You will not be allowed in to the clinic prior to your check-in time so please do not come too early.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, you are not allowed to bring a buddy with you to your teaching appointment. Your mask must remain on the entire time you are here and you are not allowed food or drink while inside the clinic. Please make sure to eat and hydrate prior to your appointment.
If you have questions regarding your teaching appointment, please contact your surgical team. If you don’t have their number on hand, please find them here.
Please watch this video prior to your teaching appointment. You can also feel free to review it prior to your surgery or share it with family members or friends who are curious as to how they can help you pre- and post-operatively.
Here is the Surgical Pathway document specific to outpatient arthroplasty teaching:
All other documents can be found on our Teaching Documents page.