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Joint School (Hip & Knee)

Joint School is a service specifically for people who are about to undergo a hip or knee replacement. It focuses on patient education and lets you know what to expect through the various steps you will experience, from preparing for admission through to recovery at home.

Joint school used to take place at St Mary’s Hospital but due to the global COVID-19 pandemic we are having to change the way we work to safeguard you our patients and our staff. As such we are moving a large proportion of the school to digital content where the staff who normally deliver this information can share information through a series of short videos.

We appreciate that the prospect of a joint replacement can be daunting but we hope that by providing you with relevant information prior to admission we can help to allay some of your anxieties. Providing you with this information will help to ensure that you have realistic expectations and are central to your recovery process by helping you to participate fully in your rehabilitation.

For everything that you need to know, please watch our virtual hip and knee school.

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