Preparing for Joint Surgery

Effective October 9, BCH's Surgery Department will be totally relocated to Foothills Hospital, 4747 Arapahoe Avenue, in Boulder.  There will be no changes in the range of services available, only the location. This is part of a consolidation of services at Foothills Hospital.  Click here for more information on this important change in local health care.

At Boulder Community Health, we use a patient-centered approach to medical care. Every patient receives a personalized care plan that guides the entire medical team to deliver the best possible care in a safe and comfortable environment. We’ll chaperon you through every step of the surgical process.

Education Improves Recovery

Patients play a vital role in making surgery successful. You should actively participate in your care by taking all of the necessary steps to prepare for surgery. Our surgery ebooks have important information about every step of the surgery process. Not only do they tell you how to get ready for your procedure, they also explain the recovery process and rehabilitation:

If you have further questions, please contact Pre-surgical Testing  at (303) 938-5258.

Joint Class

We offer a free Joint Class that you should attend before your surgery. You will learn about:

  • Your medical team
  • Pre-admission and pre-surgery tests
  • What to do the night before surgery
  • Events that occur on the day of surgery
  • How to prevent complications from surgery
  • Preparing your home for your return after surgery
  • Medical supplies you may need after surgery
  • Rehabilitation after surgery
  • Resources for supplies and rehabilitation

Classes are held on Mondays from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., in the 2 West Ortho Nursing unit (2nd floor) at Boulder Community Hospital located at 1100 Balsam Ave., in Boulder.  The class is recommended for best outcomes.  If you cannot attend call Pre-Surgery Testing at 303-440-2396 and request a DVD.

You can view class dates and register on our class registration page or by calling 303-938-5467.  


Hip & Knee Surgery - Pre-Operative Instructions Video

We want to make sure your experience at BCH is as comfortable as possible and that you are ready for surgery. In this video, you will learn how to prepare for your surgery and what to expect.

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