What to Expect from Joint Replacement

Adventist Health Sonora makes the process stress-free

We understand the hesitation you might have about joint replacement. That's why we go out of our way to make sure you know what to expect from beginning to end.

Joint replacement takes a team approach, and you are the most important team member. By taking an active role in your preparation for and recovery from joint replacement surgery, you will ensure the best possible result.

To help patients prepare, Adventist Health Sonora’s Center for Joint Replacement encourages every patient to participate in a patient education class prior to surgery. The class provides information about every step of joint replacement surgery and recovery so you can feel confident knowing what to do and what to expect. The center also provides every patient with a 50-page manual that was prepared by a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and other staff members who provided many of the details patients should know before surgery.