Mission Regional Medical Center is the only hospital in the Rio Grande
Valley with a unique and comprehensive preoperative education class for
Total Hip Replacement (THR) and
Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery candidates.
Your journey at our
Joint Replacement Institute (JRI) begins with a preoperative patient education class approximately
2 weeks before your THR or TKR surgery. The class includes instructions
on preparing for surgery, what to expect during your hospital stay with
us and discharge planning. A case manager will speak to you about what
to expect after surgery, possible equipment needs and assist in making
arrangements for a pleasant and safe discharge home or individualized
arrangements if needed.
The class also includes physical and occupational therapy exercise instructions
for you to perform before and after surgery. This ensures a speedy and
Our patient registration department is also involved in the class to help
register you for any pending pre-op work-up, such as lab testing, special
preventative screenings tests, chest x-ray, electrocardiogram and /or
register you for surgery in advance. This all helps minimize any delays
for your surgery.
surgeon will sign you up for the pre-op class.
Classes in English: Thursdays
Classes in Spanish: Fridays
12:00 pm (Lunch is provided)
You are highly recommended to bring a family member or loved one to designate
as a “Coach” to help before, during and after your surgery.
Patient Testimonials to see what some of our JRI students have to say about our program.