By: Deborah Fenton, RN, care coordinator, MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center, Long Beach Medical Center
Joint Replacement Stories for Long Beach Medical Center
Lietta, 69, used the back of her hand to brush a strand a hair off her forehead. She takes a single tan seed and presses it firmly into the soil.
Luke pulls out his kick starter, and after a few kicks, brrraaapppp! The sound of his classic motocross motorcycle rips through the air.
It was the day after his hip replacement. With his patient care associate (PCA) at his bedside coaching him, Bryant slid his hips and legs over to the edge of the bed.
Rose, 62-years-old, sat in her car reading, taking in the scenery of Yellowstone. Rose was in the midst of vibrant hot springs, mudpots, geysers, mountains, forests, lakes and more — it was a shame that she had to experience the national park from the front seat of her car. She was unable to go out and walk the park because she was limited by pain.