Joint Works Pre-Surgical Education at Frederick Health

At this time, The Joint Works Program Pre-Surgical Education offers a variety of different learning styles to best meet the needs and preferences of our patients and their support team!

Please note that you may opt to complete your required patient education one of 3 ways (click on the option below that best fits your needs):

  1. Request Print Mail Copy
  2. Request Email Copy
  3. Attend Virtual Session

if you would prefer a print version of the class for home review, please contact the Joint Works Program Coordinator at 240-566-3785 or When contacting please be prepared to provide your name, surgeon, type of surgery, date of surgery, and home address or email address for the class information to be provided. Interpreting Services are provided at no additional cost to you. Please contact the Joint Works Program Coordinator if you would like to setup Interpreting Services for your training at 240-566-3785 or

Preparing for Joint Replacement

Pre-surgical education helps you and your family understand the process of joint replacement, from surgery to recovery and rehabilitation. Patients are required to attend a three-hour pre-surgical patient education class before surgery. Receiving this education before surgery helps to support the best possible outcome for your joint replacement surgery.

To prepare for your surgery, it's important to review all materials with your support team:

  • Guide to Surgery Folder at Frederick Health
  • The Joint Works Program Pre-Surgery Education Materials
  • Surgery Materials Provided by Your Surgeon’s Team
  • Any Questions about your Planned Surgery


Please contact Angela Michael, Orthopedic Program Coordinator, 240-566-3785 or if you have any questions or if you would need to reschedule your class. In addtion, let us know if you should require an intrepreter. Interpreting services is available at no cost to you.