Total Joint Replacement Class 


Our Total Joint Replacement Pre-op Class is taught by our Orthopedic Nurse Navigator, as well as a physical therapy team member. You will learn how to prepare for surgery, what to expect before, during, and after your procedure and receive answers to any questions you may have.

You’ll also learn about:
• Pre-op exercises
• Infection prevention
• Pain management
• Physical therapy

• Precautions and limitations following surgery

Before having a joint replacement at San Antonio Regional Hospital’s Joint Replacement Center, it is mandatory that both you and your "coach" attend the Total Joint Replacement class.  Plan to attend this class 2-4 weeks prior to your surgery. 


English classes are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month and Spanish classes are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. All classes are from 9:45 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required; please call Kathleen Webster, Orthopedic Nurse Navigator to register for the class once you have been scheduled for surgery by your orthopedic surgeon.

Please note: due to COVID-19, in-person classes are temporarily suspended.  See below for one of the virtual classes.



San Antonio Online Joint Replacement Class

After watching the entire "Online Total Joint Class" video with your coach, please send an email directly to: Kathleen Webster, RN, BSN, ONC Orthopedic Nurse Navigator at     

“I certify that both myself and my coach have viewed the SARH Online Joint Replacement Class. I have the Orthopedic Nurse Navigator’s contact information in case I have any questions or require additional information.” 

“Yo certifico que los dos yo y mi coach hemos visto La Clase de Re-Emplazo de Articulacion de SARH en Linea. Tengo la informacion para contactar a la Orthopedic Nurse Navigator en casa que tenga alguna pregunta o requrera informacion addicional.”




Joint Replacement Lectures

The world of joint replacement surgery is continually advancing, providing exciting new options for patients. Joint replacements are no longer a one-size-fits-all approach. New techniques are allowing surgeons to customize and tailor treatments to each patient's specific needs. The orthopedic surgeons from the Joint Replacement Center at San Antonio Regional Hospital's Orthopedics Institute present discussions on innovations in hip, shoulder, and knee replacements and how these approaches offer less pain and shorter recovery times.


Presented in a community lecture forum on Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Regenerative medicine is seen by many in the medical community as one of the most important breakthroughs in orthopedic care. Media attention has been given to high profile athletes who have used regenerative therapies as an alternative to surgery. Join Asghar Husain, MD as he discusses this future trend in the world of orthopedics. Learn how platelet rich plasma and stem cell therapies are used for damaged tissues and joints. Hear about the growing demand in orthopedics for these regenerative therapies to treat osteoarthritis, meniscus tears, and other orthopedic conditions.

HIP JOINTS: The Latest Treatments in Non-Arthritic Conditions

Presented in a community lecture forum on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

While many people experience hip pain due to the aging process and osteoarthritis, there are a number of non-arthritic conditions that can cause hip discomfort. This is especially true for those with sports and/or overuse injuries. Join orthopedic surgeon Connor LaRose, MD as he discusses the causes of hip pain and what the pain generators are in and around the hip area. Learn how the orthopedic community’s ability to treat non-arthritic hip problems has grown exponentially with the advent of advanced arthroscopic technology and techniques, and how physicians are now able to return people to their sports and lives in ways they couldn’t have imagined in years past.