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Pre-Op Resources and Handouts

Thank you for choosing Hoag Orthopedic Institute for your surgical needs. Our world class, fellowship trained orthopedic and spine surgeons and specialty trained staff are skilled at supporting you on your path to get Back to You, including preparing you for surgery. We are proudly founded by our premier physicians in partnership with Hoag.

Choose Your Specific Surgery Below

The following resources are developed to help prepare you for your upcoming surgery at Hoag Orthopedic Institute. Please select your specific surgery from the links below and be sure to review the link titled, "Important Resources for ALL Patients."


Pre-Op Hip & Knee Classes - Resources & Handouts

Pre-Op Hip & Knee Classes

There are two pre-op education classes for patients scheduled for or who are having hip or knee replacement surgery. One for patients staying Overnight, and another is for patients going home the Day of Surgery. Classes are for patients and their caregivers.

Pre-Op Hip & Knee Handouts

Additional Resources for Pre-Op Hip & Knee Class

Functional Mobility Video

Pre-Op Hip and Knee Patient Education Video

Fall Prevention Education

Fall Prevention Patient Education Video

Register for Overnight Stay Class

Register for Day of Surgery Discharge Class


Spine Surgery Pre-Op Class Resources & Handouts

Spine Surgery Pre-Op Class

The purpose of the Pre-Op Spine Class is to prepare the patient for hospitalization. The video and handouts include preparations for home, personal daily goals during your hospital stay, the role for physical therapy intervention and answer any questions or concerns.

Register for Spine Pre-Op Class

Spine Surgery Orientation Class Handouts

Additional Resources for Pre-Op Spine Class

Cervical Spine Post-Op Reference

Cervical Spine Post-Op Reference

Getting Around After Spine Surgery Video

Getting Around After Spine Surgery

Fall Prevention Education

Fall Prevention Patient Education Video

Register for Spine Pre-Op Class


Total Shoulder Replacement & Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Class Resources & Handouts

Total Shoulder Replacement & Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Class

This is a pre-op education class for patients scheduled for or who are planning to have total shoulder replacement surgery, reverse total shoulder replacement surgery, or rotator cuff repair surgery at Hoag Orthopedic Institute. Classes are for patients and caregivers.

Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery Pre-Op Handouts

Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery Pre-Op Education Video

Total Shoulder Replacement Pre-Op Education Video

How to Put On and Take Off Your Shoulder Brace Video

How to Put On and Take Off Your Shoulder Brace Video

Fall Prevention Education

Fall Prevention Patient Education Video

View Online Class Details


Surgery Center (ASC) Patient Education Resources

Surgery Center (ASC) Patient Handouts

Register for Surgery Center Pre-Op Class

Important Resources for All Pre-Op Patients