When the new MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center at Orange Coast Memorial opened this past spring, the mission was simple: to improve patients’ lives by relieving pain and restoring independence.
As a high school and college cheerleader, knee drops on a hard gym floor were an unfortunate part of the routine.
Each week, Laguna Woods resident Gael Clark looked forward to dancing to country music with friends, until pain became her regular dance partner.
Dancing was an exhilarating outlet for nonprofit professional Gael Clark. But years of chronic hip and leg pain eventually forced her off the dance floor.
Sliding 100 yards down Mammoth Mountain, 63-year-old, Jeff Davis knew his knee would never be the same. Jeff underwent a major knee injury and had been suffering from osteoarthritis for more than a year.