For anyone considering joint replacement surgery or treatment options, Riverwood Healthcare Center sponsors a monthly class in Aitkin.
The class covers common signs, symptoms and causes for hip and knee arthritis and the range of treatment options, including what to expect before, during and after total joint replacement surgery. It meets on the third Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in room C & D at Riverwood’s hospital in Aitkin.
Upcoming class dates are Dec. 19, Jan. 16 and Feb. 20. The class facilitators are Nurse Practitioner Josh Jacobson, who sees orthopaedic patients Monday through Friday in Aitkin, and Orthopaedic Coordinator Brianna Brophy, RN, who is the primary contact for orthopaedic patients. She can answer patient questions and concerns before surgery, during hospitalization and after discharge to home and assist with appointment scheduling.
To register for the class, call Brianna at 218-670-0894.