Total Joint Class

If you're scheduled for a total joint replacement at our hospital, we invite you and a guest to attend our Total Joint Class. This class is designed to inform patients of what to expect before, during and after their procedure. This education can help our patients create a sense of reassurance of the total joint replacement process. The Total Joint Class is at no cost to our patients and all total joint patients are highly encouraged to attend by the hospital and your physician.

You can also register by calling (402) 609-1600 or toll free at (855) 609-1600.

Total Joint Class

Insurance Information

We need this information to prepare for your visit and to obtain your contact  information. Our representative will advise you about co-payments and/or deductible for your visit depending on your insurance carrier. If you do not have insurance or have any specific questions about your payment options, you may be referred to one of our financial counselors.

Medications

Blood Thinning Agents

Your physician should have instructed you to discontinue Warfarin, Plavix or any other blood thinning agent one week prior to surgery. Discuss this with your physician to be sure that it is safe to do so. If it is not safe for you to discontinue this type of medication, have your physician contact the surgeon as soon as possible.

Diet Medications

You must discontinue using diet medications and herbal diet products at least one week prior to your surgery. Diet medications could interact with medications given during your surgery. Failure to discontinue diet medications may result in your surgery being cancelled.

Primary Care Physician

Physical and Tests

Call your primary care physician to schedule an appointment if you have been directed to have a physical or test done prior to surgery. Both must be completed within two weeks of your actual surgery day.

Please give your primary care physician the OrthoNebraska Pre-operative History and Physical Form and request all results to be faxed to (402) 609-2320 at least two days prior to surgery.