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To learn more about knee or hip replacement at Virginia Hospital Center, contact our Total Joint Replacement Patient Line. Call 703.558.6621 or email TJR@virginiahospitalcenter.com

Patient Education Videos

Discharge Instructions

This video provides general instructions on how to care for yourself and your new joint after you go home. The information on this video will be available in writing in your discharge folder when you are ready to go home after your surgery. Your nurse will join you after you watch the video to review your medications and individual discharge instructions.

Instructional Videos

Watch these videos for tips on how to move safely while doing daily activities after joint replacement surgery.

Safely Getting In and Out of the Car After Hip Replacement

Safely Getting In and Out of the Car After Total Knee Replacement

Preventing Hip Dislocation

Learn which positions to avoid after hip replacement surgery. These are called hip precautions. Your surgeon will tell you which precautions are necessary for you to prevent hip dislocation.

Using a Reacher

Review how to use a Reacher after your joint replacement surgery.

Putting on Socks

Get instructions on how to use the Sock Aid after your joint replacement surgery.

Put on Compression Stockings

Learn how to put on compression stockings after your joint replacement surgery.

Get on an Elevated Commode

See how to walk and pivot to the elevated commode after your joint replacement surgery.

Shower Chair

This video provides instructions for how to safely use a shower chair in a shower stall after your joint replacement surgery.

Tub/Transfer Bench

This video provides instructions for how to safely take a shower in a tub using a transfer bench after your joint replacement surgery.

Getting In/Out of Bed

HIP: This video provides instructions for how to safely get in and out of bed after your hip replacement surgery.


KNEE: This video provides instructions for how to safely get in and out of bed after your knee replacement surgery.

Related Locations

  • Main Hospital
    Main Hospital

    703-558-5000

    1701 N George Mason Drive
    Arlington, VA 22205