The MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center at Long Beach Memorial is committed to providing patients with the highest level of compassionate, quality care in a patient and family centered environment.
Meet Your Joint Replacement Care Team:
- Surgeons/Physician Assistant - Our leading Joint Replacement Specialists are dedicated to relieving your joint pain and restoring mobility and quality of life. Our physicians and staff deliver stellar outcomes and are committed to patient education and compassionate care from diagnosis through recovery.
- Exclusive Joint Replacement Coordinator - Our joint replacement coordinator will guide you each step of the way. Everyone on staff is specially trained to care for joint replacement surgery patients. The joint replacement coordinator acts as your personal “nurse navigator” helping you through every step of your journey.
- Rehab Coaches - Our patients are encouraged to identify a loved one as their "rehab coach" to support and encourage patients as they take their first steps towards an active lifestyle, providing support and promoting recovery. Group Therapy Team: Our family centered care approach focuses on group activities, physical therapy, meals, and support as the foundation of healing and recovery. The group therapy sessions are led by the physical therapy department and rehab coaches.
- Pain Management Team - A pain management program in which pain relief is specific to your needs and begins even before the surgery starts to ensure you are as comfortable as possible at each step of your surgery.
- Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Teams - Physical and Occupational therapy teams will go over exercises and precautions for avoiding dangerous movements. Our joint replacement patients are encouraged to get you up and start moving — often as early as the day of surgery. The more quickly you start moving again, the sooner you will be able to regain independence. Mild exercises of ankle pumping and gluteal sets are usually recommended by our physical therapy team as soon as you are awake from surgery and able to perform them.