Preparing for Your Knee Surgery
Each year our surgeons perform over 600 total knee joint replacements. As a result, Confluence Health is the only hospital in Washington state to be named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery by Healthgrades. Our team has also earned an Outstanding Patient Experience Award for Joint Replacement and Total Knee Replacement from Healthgrades five years in a row. We are committed to prepare, engage and empower our patients through a total joint education program that minimizes recovery time and improves overall function.
This page provides additional materials to help you as you prepare for and recover from your procedure. Follow these links for more information about your upcoming surgery and recovery.
The following link leads to Confluence Health’s main website. From there, you can find more links about your surgery and hospital stay, Advance Care Planning, accommodations, and much more:
Knee Replacement Surgery
This article includes a short video explaining knee replacement surgery. It explains why the surgery is needed and how it is performed:
Programs to Help You Quit Smoking
Smoking can not only lead to necessary surgeries but can also cause complications during surgeries that are not related to a smoking habit. The following contains information regarding quit-smoking programs for in-person, telephone based, online and text messaging programs:
National Tobacco Quit
The following link provides information about second hand smoke including ways to protect your family, the health effects and smoke-free policies in Washington State:
Joint Care Prep Classes
For those preparing for a total joint care surgery, this is a class that is available to you to help you prepare for your surgery. This classes will teach you what to expect during your surgery, hospital stay and recovery: https://www.confluencehealth.org/total-joint-care-program-prep-classes/
Advance Care Planning Free Workshop
It is always important to learn about Advance Care Planning so you can be prepared in case you cannot speak for yourself. The following link includes information about our free Advance Care Planning workshop: