Welcome to the Patient Education Library of Tucson Orthopaedic Institute

We invite you to explore our comprehensive list of resources and educational materials designed to inform you about any orthopaedic condition you may face, or treatment you may undergo. To view the topics, hover your mouse over the appropriate body part and click. Choose the body part, then click on the topic on the right to see the video or read more about the condition/treatment.

This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation, examination, or the medical advice of your physician. This information should not be relied upon to determine a diagnosis or course of treatment.


At Tucson Orthopaedic Institute, we want you to feel equipped to take control of your treatment and care. Our team has prepared detailed tools and resources to assist you in your return to good health. Our resources will continue to grow and be available for you to use before, during and after your visit.


Below are some instructional videos you can use for how to get around using a walker.

Learn how to maneuver from the sitting position to a standing position using a walker.

Learn how to go from a standing position to a seated position using a walker.

Learn the step by step process of how to properly use a walker.

Learn how to properly elevate and ice you new joint after a surgery.

Learn step by step instructions on how to elevate your own surgical leg allowing someone to put pillows or quilts beneath.

Step by step instructions on getting into a car using a walker.

The video will review how to get out of a car using a walker.

A detailed step-by-step video of how to go up the stairs using a walker.

Some helpful tips on making your way down stairs using a walker.

How to go up a curb using a walker.

How to easily go down a curb using a walker.


CLICK HERE to download a brochure on your Total Joint Replacement procedure.  This will cover topics such as:

  • Where your surgery will be performed
  • Getting your home ready
  • Scheduling your physical therapy
  • What to bring the day of surgery
  • What to expect the day of surgery
  • Post-operative care
  • Dressing and showering
  • Pain control
  • Common complaints and recommendations
  • and more!


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