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Total Joint Replacement Education

Surveys show that patients who take an educational course on total joint replacement before having their surgery are less anxious and have a more positive attitude. Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s total joint replacement course covers preoperative preparation, postoperative care, hospital discharge instructions, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

Chilton Medical Center

Meeting Dates and Locations:

Chilton Medical Center
97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
Virtual-only at this time
First and third Tuesday of the month, 11:30am
Third Tuesday of the month, 6:00pm
For more information and to register, please call 973-831-5428.

Hackettstown Medical Center

Morristown Medical Center

If you are having surgery or a procedure performed at Morristown Medical Center, it is recommended that you make an appointment for your pre-admission testing (PAT). To schedule an appointment, please call 973-971-6800, select option #1.

Pre-admission testing is done at:
The Pre-Procedure Evaluation Center (PPEC)
435 South Street, Suite 140
Morristown, NJ 07960

Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am to 12:30 pm

At this appointment (approximately 1 ½ hours in length) you will complete the following which will expedite your admission process on the day of your surgery or procedure. You will:

  • Complete the registration process.
  • Have bloodwork drawn and an electrocardiogram (EKG) and/or X-ray completed (as ordered by your surgeon).
  • Patients having surgery will receive a “one-on-one” session with a Nurse to complete required assessments and be provided with pre-operative instructions and education. The Nurse will answer any questions you may have about your upcoming surgery.  

Please bring the following with you to this appointment:

  • A valid photo identification, insurance cards & COVID vaccination card
  • A signed physician order form or confirmation that orders are in Epic from your surgeon’s office
  • Name, address, phone, and fax numbers of your primary care physician
  • Medication bottles of ALL medications you are currently taking (name, dose & frequency)
  • A list of ALL vitamins and/or supplements
  • A copy of Living Will or Advanced Directive if you have one
  • If you have hearings aids, please wear them to this appointment

At PPEC, our goal is to make patients feel better prepared and less anxious about their upcoming surgery or procedure and have a more positive attitude about the entire surgical experience.

Newton Medical Center

Overlook Medical Center


Patient Guide to Spine Surgery

Knowing what to expect before, during and after spine surgery can help reduce pre-surgical anxiety. 

Locations

Morristown Medical Center

Overlook Medical Center

Newton Medical Center

Chilton Medical Center

Hackettstown Medical Center