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Tanner Ortho Academy

The Tanner Ortho Academy at Tanner Ortho and Spine Center is a comprehensive educational program that prepares orthopedics patients for surgery and provides them with knowledge and skills that will make their recovery go as smoothly as possible.

It is extremely important for joint replacement and spine surgery patients, as well as their caregivers, to participate in our Ortho Academy classes. By gaining this knowledge prior to your joing replacement surgery, you will have realistic expectations and enjoy a rapid, safe and successful return to the activities you love.

Tanner Ortho Academy will:

  • Provide you with valuable information on what to expect before, during and after surgery
  • Give you an opportunity to meet fellow patients that may be having the same surgery
  • Enable you to meet a few of the staff
  • Lower your anxiety level

The topics that will be covered during Tanner Ortho Academy classes include:

  • What to discuss with your surgeon
  • What to expect at your pre-op visit
  • What to bring to the hospital
  • What to do the day before your surgery
  • What to do the morning of your surgery
  • What will happen during pre-op
  • What will happen during surgery
  • What will happen in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU)
  • What will happen once you are in your room
  • How your pain will be managed
  • How to prevent complications
  • What occupational and physical therapy you will receive


Please watch the video below to learn what to expect during your surgical experience at Tanner Ortho and Spine Center. If you are planning to have hip/knee or spine surgery, please take the Ortho Academy Quiz after watching the video.


We also invite you to watch this video of Tanner Ortho and Spine Center patients talk about their joint replacement experience:

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