Joint Camp

Joint Camp: Preparing for your surgery.

Education is the cornerstone of Joint Camp. Before surgery, patients meet their Care Team who are orthopaedic specialists, nurses, techs, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.

Each patient attends the Joint Camp training session one to two weeks before his or her scheduled surgery.

The Joint Camp is held every first and third Tuesday of the month from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM at Canyon Vista Medical Center, third floor Family Lobby.

The program includes education on:

  • What to expect for surgery and going home
  • Exercise and physical therapy
  • Methods of improving mobility
  • Techniques for handling daily activities such as walking, dressing and bathing

All patients receive a Patient Guide which summarizes the information discussed in this class for their home reference.

Each patient works with a case manager before and after surgery. Before surgery, the case manager will visit the patient’s home and identify any hazards or obstacles such as stairs or furniture that could impact their recovery. Case managers help patients with resources and recommendations to adapt their homes with important safety features that patients need during recovery.

Expect great care while you’re at the Bone & Joint Institute at Canyon Vista Medical Center.

Patients receive ongoing guidance and instruction during the hospital stay. The Joint Care Team works with patients to ensure that they have helped at home after surgery, including planning meals and other daily activities. The team may also help arrange for equipment rental and other special needs.

Whenever possible, a family member or other caregiver is included in the process so he or she can provide the most support during the recovery process.