Boomers are going bionic, and they want joint replacements to let them do it all

Baby boomers, determined to keep moving no matter what wear and tear and arthritis have wrought, are fueling a surge in joint replacements. Taking advantage of improved artificial joints and surgical methods, aging Americans are getting so many new hips, knees, shoulders, and ankles that orthopedic surgeons are having trouble meeting the demand.

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Tearing a knee ligament means arthritis could follow

When Jason Lalli tore his left anterior cruciate ligament at age 26, he thought he would be fine as soon as he had his knee repaired. As a soccer player who competed through college and then on recreational teams, he knew that A.C.L. injuries could be debilitating but also that orthopedists could fix them.

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Spreading Holiday Cheer

 South Bay Volunteer opportunities are available for The Beach Cities Holiday Gift Bag Program

South Bay Volunteer opportunities are available for The Beach Cities Holiday Gift Bag Program

The Beach Cities Holiday Gift Bag program, funded by donations, gives more than 250 bags to seniors and adults with disabilities filled with essential supplies like grocery gift cards, calendars, soap, kitchen towels, stamps, crossword puzzles, flashlights, batteries and more! Since 1998, friendly volunteers have enjoyed delivering holiday gift bags and this year they again invite community members and their families to join them in spreading cheer! 

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Will You Wake Up During Surgery?

“Will I wake up during surgery?” This is a question I get again and again from patients and for good reason – it’s a scary thought. The truth is: it’s a bit complicated, but you need not be afraid. Your anesthesiologist will review your case and medical history with you and your surgeon and decide which anesthetic option is best for your circumstances prior to surgery.

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