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GAINESVILLE, TX – After a two-year absence, North Texas Medical Center will once again be offering free education for patients who are planning to have joint replacement surgery or those who have questions about the procedure.

NTMC Joint Camp will be held the second Wednesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to Noon in the NTMC Classrooms. The first session is scheduled for Aug. 10. Attendees will learn what to expect before, during and after joint replacement surgery.

Speakers from the NTMC Orthopedic Clinic and NTMC Therapy Services will educate attendees on both total knee replacement and total hip replacement surgery including how to prepare for surgery, what to expect the day of surgery, how to prepare your home for your return after surgery, and recovery and rehabilitation. They will also share pre-surgery exercises and ways to manage pain after the procedure.

“Joint Camp is not just for those patients scheduled or expecting surgery, but also for those who are not sure what they want to do and are just looking for information about joint replacements,” said NTMC Therapy Services Director Joe Christian. “Knowing what to expect if you are planning on having a joint replacement surgery can make the entire process much easier for a patient and their loved ones, and will assist with the recovery process afterwards.”

The NTMC Orthopedic Clinic provides comprehensive orthopedic care and health services that include both surgical and non-surgical treatment for patients of all ages. Dr. Christian Vissers diagnoses and treats ailments affecting muscle, bones and joints. He treats sports injuries and degenerative diseases. He also regularly performs joint repair and replacement operations.

NTMC therapists work directly with your doctor to help you regain strength and mobility while taking an individualized approach to your care. The NTMC therapy professionals provide expert care for a variety of orthopedic conditions, health issues and diseases.

You can register for the free NTMC Joint Camp by calling 940-612-8340. You may also register online at


About North Texas Medical Center

North Texas Medical Center is an acute care hospital located in Gainesville, Texas.

The 125,000-square-foot medical center houses 42 medical/surgical beds, a 6-bed intensive care unit, and a 12-bed women’s center. Also included in the medical facility are a 15-bed outpatient surgery center, an expanded surgical department, a vascular lab and a greatly expanded emergency department (five fast-track, three trauma and three specialty rooms).

NTMC serves the residents of Cooke, eastern Montague, western Grayson and northern Denton counties in Texas and southern Love County, Oklahoma.

NTMC is operated by Community Hospital Corporation and owned by Gainesville Hospital District.

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Community Hospital Corporation owns, manages and consults with hospitals through three distinct organizations – CHC Hospitals, CHC Consulting and CHC ContinueCARE, which share a common purpose to guide, support and enhance the mission of community hospitals and healthcare providers, Based in Plano, Texas, CHC provides the resources and experience community hospitals need to improve quality outcomes, patient satisfaction and financial performance. For more information about CHC, please see