Methodist Richardson Joint Academy

Minimally Invasive Total Joint Replacement Procedures

Methodist Richardson Medical Center offers total joint replacement surgery, using the latest minimally invasive techniques, to replace painful hip, knee, or shoulder joints damaged by injury, deformity, or degenerative diseases. Minimally invasive procedures only require a few small incisions, meaning the operation is safer and patients can recover faster.

Better Informed, Better Outcomes

The Methodist Richardson Joint Academy is a free educational workshop that helps prepare "students" both mentally and physically for upcoming joint replacement surgery, the best possible 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 Richardson 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:

  • 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
  • Free parking

Learn more about the Methodist Richardson Joint Academy and find an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff of Methodist Health System by calling 214-947-0044.