Andrew Wassef, M.D. medical director, MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center, Long Beach Memorial
Each year, more than 1 million people undergo total joint replacement surgery in the United States. Joint replacement surgery may be an option for those suffering from arthritic knee or hip pain that severely limits the activities of daily living.
The MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center at Long Beach Medical Center offers new Mako® robotic-assisted surgery technology bringing a new level of precision to patients with knee and hip pain.
Long Beach Medical Center is shifting the culture of knee replacement surgery. Rather than wait until the entire knee is completely arthritic, the trained Mako orthopedic surgeons are using this new technique to help people sooner, by doing partial replacements, rather than waiting for a total replacement in a few years.
The surgeon-controlled robotic arm enables accurate alignment and placement of knee and hip implants to restore mobility and an active lifestyle. Long Beach Medical Center offers:
Primary candidates for joint replacement are individuals with chronic joint pain that interferes with daily activities, such as walking, exercise, leisure, recreation and work. If your symptoms aren’t responding to non-surgical solutions, or your pain can no longer be managed with medication, you may be a candidate for surgery.
While there are many benefits to joint replacement, like any surgical procedure, there also are risks. Speak with your physician to determine if Mako is right for you.
For more information on joint replacement surgery, call 800-MEMORIAL or visit our section on Joint Replacement.
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