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Samaritan Albany General Hospital
Joint Replacement Education Videos

Welcome to the online joint replacement education program. Please watch each of the six video presentations below, then complete and return the quiz emailed to you by your joint replacement program coordinator.

You have several ways to watch the videos.  Simply click the play button in the middle of the video. Once the video starts, click the square icon in the bottom right corner of the video to watch it full screen.  To exit full screen, click the escape key (Esc) or the F11 key on your keyboard.  You can also watch the videos on YouTube by clicking the YouTube link on the video.


Video 1 – Before Your Surgery

Learn about what will happen leading up to your surgery and important things you’ll need to do to ensure the best possible outcome.


Video 2 – Managing Pain

Know what to expect and how to control post-operative pain with prescription pain relievers and non-medicinal methods.


Video 3 – In the Hospital

Learn all about your hospital stay – from check-in to anesthesia, discharge and the importance of your personal surgery “coach.”


Video 4 – Preventing Infection

Learn about the detailed bathing instructions and the testing that will take place to reduce your risk of post-operative infection.

Video 5 – Physical Therapy

Get moving easier after surgery by starting this specially designed exercise program today.


Video 6 – Occupational Therapy

Learn how to get the assistive devices you’ll need and prepare for your occupational therapy experience.