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Joint Replacement Patient Education

Are you ready to take care of that painful joint? Then it's time to learn about how to best prepare for and recover from surgery. Below you'll find important information about:

  • How to decide if surgery is right for you
  • How to prepare for surgery
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation and recovery tips

These education materials help support the best possible outcomes for your procedure. Thank your for taking an active role in your health!

Pre-Surgery Education Classes

If you have scheduled joint replacement surgery at Maine Medical Center, please join us for a free education class. It's easy and will set you up for success! To register, please call us.

Patient Education Materials

Maine Medical Center - Bramhall Campus
22 Bramhall St.
Portland, Maine 04102

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Parking

  • Patient and visitor parking is available at the Portland Free Garage - 880 Congress Street. The garage elevator signage will guide patients and visitors to enter. Representatives and other staff are available as you enter here, to direct you to your destination.
  • Parking is also available at the South Lot — 107 Chadwick Street, Portland. This parking area is convenient for patients and visitors going to radiology, the pharmacy, labs and Maine Medical Partners' outpatient clinics. This lot is closed to entry after 6 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends and holidays.\
  • Please call our Security and Parking Department at 207-662-2124 with any parking related questions.

Scarborough Surgery Center
84 Campus Drive
Scarborough, ME 04074

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From the North and South
• From the North: take Maine Turnpike (I-95) south to Exit 45.
• From the South: take Maine Turnpike (I-95) north to Exit 45.
• Continue pas the tollbooth and take the 3rd exit for Scarborough/ Old Orchard (US 1 South/ME-9
• You should now be on the Scarborough Connector (see below)

From the West
• Take Route 302 to Forest Avenue in Portland.
• Continue on Forest Avenue to the intersection with I-295.
• Take I-295 South until Exit 2 (U.S. 1 South/Scarborough/Old Orchard).
• You should now be on the Scarborough Connector (see below).

Once on the Scarborough Connector
• Continue onto Route 1.
• Take a left at the first light, onto Hillcrest Avenue and another left onto Campus Drive.
• Follow Campus Drive and turn into 84 Campus Drive on the right.
• Follow signs to the main entrance and parking.

Rehabilitation after Joint Replacement Surgery

A quick and safe return to activity is key to preventing complications after joint replacement surgery. That's why our rehabilitation therapists will start working with you right after surgery, often in your hospital room. They will evaluate you sitting and standing and introduce exercises designed to improve joint mobility and strengthen the surrounding muscles. Muscles are the body's first line of defense, so the stronger your muscles are, the sooner you will recover.


Maine Medical Partners Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

In partnership with Maine Medical Center, the expert team at Maine Medical Partners — Orthopedics & Sports Medicine provides comprehensive orthopedic care, including joint replacement.

How to Prepare for your Surgery

View a video on how to prepare for your upcoming joint replacement surgery. You will be prompted to fill out a short form before the video plays.

Shoulder Surgery Video