Joint surgery in Flagstaff

Thank you for considering Flagstaff Medical Center's Spine and Joint Surgery Center for your hip, knee or shoulder surgery.

Our program includes a comprehensive planned course of treatment to assist patients in restoring function and living independent lives.

Patients stay in a dedicated unit within the hospital where they are encouraged to participate in daily activities outlined in the newsletter located in their guidebooks. Friends and family members are asked to serve as coaches and participate in the recovery process. Everyone is invited to take part in the after-discharge care program, the Spine and Joint Reunion Tea.


Before undergoing surgery, we recommend you use the resources available to familiarize yourself with the procedure and its implications for your health.

Total Joint Replacement Pre-Op Class

Orthopedic surgeons highly recommend attending the Total Joint Replacement Pre-Op class to prepare for surgery. Learn more.


If you are unable to attend class, please review the Total Joint Replacement Pre-Op class video and the Self-Care and Safety video below:

Patient guidebooks

Depending on the surgery you’ll be undergoing, download the appropriate patient guidebook for your surgery from the following list: