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.Read More
If you are anticipating a hip replacement or knee replacement, here are frequently asked questions about recovery following surgery answered from the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.Read More
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.Read More
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!
When we go for surgery we turn over our care to highly trained doctors, nurses, and hospital staff. However, studies show that patients who understand their treatment and recovery are more likely to have better outcomes. If your doctor recommends surgery, be sure to openly share all your medical information with your healthcare team.Read More
Surgery - a seven letter word that holds fear, anxiety, stress, and anticipation. Whether you are going for a routine procedure, or one that is potentially life-changing, the feelings hold the same. Adopting a positive attitude and preparing, both emotionally and physically, will set you on the road to recovery.Read More
“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.Read More