Joint University

Joint University is an educational program to help you understand the various aspects of your joint replacement procedure.

Unique to Riverside, this classroom-style program lasts approximately two hours. We suggest attending approximately one month prior to your joint replacement surgery.

The Joint University program covers the entire process including:

  • The pre-operative appointment
  • The day of your surgery
  • Your hospital stay
  • Your discharge
  • Your continued recovery
  • Durable medical equipment, to make it easier and safer at your home
  • Home health services, including physical therapy

The goal of total joint replacement is to reduce pain and improve your range of motion. It is critical that you work to regain a near normal range of motion of your joint in the first three to six weeks after surgery. Joint University can help you to reach that goal.

We will partner with you from the initial consultation with your surgeon, through your surgery, recovery in the hospital and at home and to continued wellness.

Class Locations
Joint University is offered in multiple locations:

Riverside Regional Medical Center
500 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23601
Call (757) 534-6229 to sign up for a class at this location.

Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg
1500 Commonwealth Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Call (757) 585-2020 to sign up for a class at this location.

Riverside Tappahannock Hospital
618 Hospital Road
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Call (804) 443-3311 to sign up for a class at this location.