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Orthopedic Joint Ventures Program
Joint Classes

We offer informational classes about hip and knee joint replacement. The classes are presented by our nurse educators and are held at both Buffalo General and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospitals for patients who will be having total joint surgery — and their personal coach.


Buffalo General Medical Center – Pre-operative Classes

Pre-operative education classes are held every Tuesday and Wednesday:

  • Total Knee Replacements: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Total Hip Replacements: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Classes are held at Buffalo General Medical Center, 16th Floor, Room 1645. Valet parking is available for $6.00 ($3.00 with a handicapped sticker).

If a patient cannot attend class, and the surgeon permits, we will mail a packet to the patient. Please call or fax us with information.

Patients are encouraged to bring a coach (family member, friend, or caregiver).

Please call 859-1986 or fax 859-1999 to schedule a class.

Classes are free of charge and are highly recommended.

Please bring your coach!


Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital – Pre-operative Classes

Pre-operative education classes are held on Mondays:

  • Total Knee Replacements: 9:45 - 11:30 am, and 12:30 - 2:00 pm
  • Total Hip Replacements: 2:30 - 4:00 pm

After each education session, a representative from patient management services (discharge planning) will be available to speak to the patient.

Free valet parking is available at the main entrance.

Location: Millard Fillmore Hospital, Ground Floor Conference Room

If you are interested in attending a class at Suburban Hospital, please call Shirley at 568-3540 between 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Monday -Friday.