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Charlton Joint Academy

Minimally invasive joint replacement surgery in Southern Dallas County

Methodist Charlton Medical Center offers total joint replacement surgery, using some of the latest minimally invasive techniques, to replace painful hip, knee, or shoulder joints damaged by injury, deformity, or degenerative diseases. With minimally invasive surgeries, patients can experience shorter recovery times and an easier surgical experience. Methodist Charlton Medical Center is currently certified by The Joint Commission for hip and knee joint replacement.

Better Informed, Better Outcomes

The Joint Commission National Quality ApprovalThe Methodist Joint Academy is a free educational workshop that helps prepare "students" both mentally and physically for upcoming joint replacement surgery, the most probable surgical outcome, and a faster return to normal daily activity.

After scheduling hip or knee replacement surgery with an orthopedic surgeon on the Methodist medical staff, students attend the Methodist Charlton Joint Academy. Held on the hospital campus, the Joint Academy offers a comfortable learning environment with a handful of fellow patients. The one-day program includes:

  • A concierge to greet and guide you to your classroom
  • Express registration to eliminate delays the day of surgery
  • Engaging classroom instruction about what to expect from pre-op, joint replacement surgery, and recovery — taught by Methodist Joint Academy clinical specialists
  • A tour of the orthopedic floor, designed specifically for the needs and comfort of joint replacement surgery patients
  • Discussion with a small group of fellow joint replacement patients to build camaraderie and provide motivation and support after hip or knee surgery
  • A "uniform" – t-shirt and shorts with the Methodist Joint Academy logo
  • Free parking

Learn more about the Methodist Charlton Joint Academy and find an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff of Methodist Health System by calling (214) 947-0044 or complete this form.