Pre-Operative Total Hip/Knee Replacement Seminar Video

This video is intended for patients scheduled for a knee or hip replacement surgery and taught by a team of nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists who work for the Cottage Center for Orthopedics Joint Replacement Program at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

Participants will learn:

  • Steps involved in preparing for a successful joint replacement
  • What to expect while in the hospital
  • How to safely prepare the home for the recovery period
  • What to expect during the recovery period after hospitalization

Para ver este video en español, siga este enlace al video Seminario de reemplazo total de cadera y rodilla preoperatorio.

Strength in Numbers

Cottage Health collects data before and after hip and knee replacement surgeries so that changes in joint function, like improved movement and reduced pain levels, can be measured and evaluated. Functional improvement scores help us measure how well we are doing at getting you back to doing the things you loved before surgery. Functional improvement can be measured in many ways. Some examples include:

  • walking
  • ease of going up and down stairs
  • going to the mailbox
  • walking your dog
  • playing with grandchildren
  • cooking
  • regular exercise routine

In 2019, more than 90% of our patients who received a total hip or knee replacement at the Cottage Center for Orthopedics showed significant improvement after their surgeries.

Cottage Center for Orthopedics Pre-Operative Joint Replacement Seminar Video