Lafayette General Health cares for patients suffering from orthopedic problems that affect the neck, back, hip, knee, shoulder and ankles, including total joint replacements. From critical care expertise for emergency needs to outstanding inpatient care, Lafayette General Health is known across Acadiana as the leader is orthopedic care. Orthopedic services are available at Lafayette General Medical Center, Lafayette General Surgical Hospital and University Hospital & Clinics.

Lafayette General Medical Center has been recognized for providing outstanding orthopedic surgery care by HealthGrades™, an independent quality ratings company. In addition to a skilled clinical team, LGMC’s continuum of services provides a smooth transition from pre-surgery preparation to inpatient recovery. LGMC offers full-service inpatient orthopedic rehabilitation services, including physical and occupational therapy.

For patients undergoing total joint replacement surgery, LGH offers a total joint Prep Program. This unique program is designed to best prepare patients for total joint replacement surgery.

The first component of the Prep Program consists of obtaining the patient's medical history, pre-registration to the hospital, and completing any diagnostic work your physician has ordered prior to surgery such as lab work and X-rays. This can be done within 14 days before your surgery at Burdin Riehl Center at LGMC or Lafayette General Surgical Hospital.

The second component of the Prep Program involves learning more about the procedure, the hospital experience and the exercises that will help strengthen your body before and after surgery. The program offers weekly classes preparing patients for knee and hip surgery, and handouts are available. For more information about the Prep Program or Orthopedic Department, call (337) 289-7498.

Total Joint PREP Handouts

View and print our handouts for pre- and post-surgery instructions. Contact your physician if you have any questions. 

Preparing For Surgery
Precautions For Hip Replacement Patients
Exercises For Hip Replacement Patients
Exercises For Knee Replacement Patients
Knee and Hip After Surgery Guide and Tips