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Joint pain hurts the most when it keeps you from enjoying simple things like walking, pedaling a bike and spending valuable time with your family. Ultimately, it's your quality of life that is the determining factor to having joint replacement surgery. If your joint pain has affected your ability to enjoy life at its fullest, then it may be time to consider joint replacement surgery.

The dedicated joint replacement surgeons of the Saint Thomas Joint Replacement Institute in Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee proudly perform more than twice as many joint related procedures than all other hospitals in the market. Our orthopedic specialists have the experience and expertise to treat your joint pain. Each year our surgeons perform thousands of joint procedures, employing the latest advancements in surgical techniques and technologies to ensure patients return to normal activity as quickly as possible.

For more information regarding joint replacement services available through Saint Thomas Health and to schedule an appointment for a joint pain evaluation in Nashville, please call 615.284.BONE (2663). If you are in Murfreesboro, please call (615) 396-5237.

Joint Replacement Surgery: What You Need to Know

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Online Patient Pre-Registration: Video Library Surveys
These surveys will help you and your physician assess if you are a candidate for joint replacement. Medicare as well as other payers ask for documentation of symptoms, failed treatments, pain levels, functional impairments, imaging studies. In addition, a surgeon assessment will help to determine whether you will meet the medical necessity criteria for surgery. Download and print out the survey, and answer every question by circling the appropriate response. Please answer one time for each question. If you are unsure about how to answer a question, please give the best answer you can.
Joint Replacement Seminar Overview

Joint Replacement Education Video


In this video presentation, you and your family will learn about your diagnosis, the procedure you're going to have, and what to expect during your recovery. Most importantly, you will learn what you need to do to prepare for your surgery.

Remember, you're not sick! You have had surgery to help you walk and be more active again. We will give you the education, tools and support you and your family will need to succeed and have a rapid and safe recovery.

If you are planning to have joint replacement surgery at Saint Thomas Health, you can attend one of our pre-operative education classes, which explain in detail what to expect before and after the surgery. During the class, a physical therapist works with each patient and provides exercise instruction. Research has shown that pre-surgery exercise programs promote a better post-operative result. You will also receive an educational notebook so you can continue the exercise program at home. For your convenience, pre-admission lab tests are performed immediately following the class. Valet parking is also available.