Resources for Patients

This information is provided for Total Joint Surgery patients.


Preparing for Total Joint Surgery (4:17) - What steps can you take to help improve the success of your Total Joint Surgery? This video details the important "dos and don'ts" for patients prior to surgery.


Total Joint Surgery (2:42) - This video explains what you and your family can expect before, during and after surgery.


Recovery From Total Joint Surgery (4:20) - What activities can you do (and not do!) to help in the recovery process? This video contains important information to help you recover from surgery and get back to normal daily activities.


Joint Replacement Classes

  • Every Step of the Way
    If you’re scheduled for joint replacement surgery, attend our free, highly informative Every Step of the Way class. This two-hour course is taught by a nurse bi-weekly, so you can learn what to expect before, during and after surgery. Family members or caregivers are welcome to join.
  • Every Step of the Way: The First Step
    Interested in learning more about joint replacement surgery? The Joint Center of Excellence team also offers free monthly one-hour versions of Every Step of the Way called The First Step, for patients interested in learning more about the procedure. The course is led by one of our BJC HealthCare orthopedic specialists. 
View the Every Step of the Way course materials.

Registration for both classes is required. For dates and locations, call 636.928.WELL (9355) or toll-free 800.392.0936.

Listen to John McAllister, MD, orthopedic surgery on KFAV-FM as he discusses Every Step of the Way - The First  Step free classes. 


Find a doctor or make an appointment: 636.928.WELL
General Information: 636.344.1000
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