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Methodist Dallas Joint Academy

Better Informed, Better Outcomes for Joint Replacement Surgery

The Methodist Joint Academy is a free educational workshop that helps prepare joint replacement "students" both mentally and physically for upcoming joint replacement surgery, the best possible surgical outcome, and a faster return to normal daily activity.

Held on the Methodist Dallas Medical Center campus, the Joint Academy offers a comfortable learning environment with a handful of fellow orthopedic patients. The one-day program includes:

  • A concierge to greet and guide you to your classroom
  • Priority access to required pre-op testing
  • Express registration to eliminate delays the day of surgery
  • Engaging classroom instruction about what to expect from pre-op, joint replacement surgery, and recovery – taught by Methodist Joint Academy clinical specialists
  • A tour of the orthopedic floor, designed specifically for the needs and comfort of joint replacement surgery patients
  • Discussion with a small group of fellow joint replacement patients to build camaraderie and provide motivation and support after hip or knee surgery
  • A "uniform" – t-shirt and shorts with the Methodist Joint Academy logo
  • Free validated parking

To learn more about the Methodist Dallas Joint Academy, or to find an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff of Methodist Health System, call (214) 947-0044 or complete this form.

Watch and learn

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Karen Cude, anterior approach hip replacement surgery patient of Dr. Phil Berry, independently practicing orthopedic surgeon, shares her success story. Follow her journey from the Methodist Joint Academy, a free educational workshop that prepares patients mentally and physically, for joint replacement surgery, to the anterior approach hip replacement surgery at Methodist Dallas Medical Center that allowed her to walk, without pain, just hours after surgery.