Preparing for Your Joint Replacement

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Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin, provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive care for adult and childhood musculoskeletal disorders needing joint replacement surgery.


The Joint Replacement Care Team care team have produced the following videos below to:

  • Help new patients learn more about knee replacement or hip replacement
  • Help patients prepare for surgery
  • Explain what to expect when recovering from knee replacement or hip replacement surgery
  • Demonstrate physical therapy exercises



Watch all sections of the videos below. You may review the sections in any sequence. However, the order in which the sections appear is recommended. You can hover over the thumbnail images beneath the main video screen to see that segment's topic, and select a thumbnail to begin the video.


After you have watched all of the video segments, contact us if you are a new patient interested in requesting a consult for joint replacement.


Preparing for Knee Replacement



Preparing for Hip Replacement