Not Too Young for Joint Replacement

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Long Beach Medical Center
Andrew J. Wassef, MD
Featured speaker:

Andrew J. Wassef, MD

Medical Director, MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center at Long Beach Medical Center
Specialties:
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Andrew Wassef is a Joint Replacement specialist who is fellowship trained in hip, knee and shoulder replacement surgery. He received his medical degree from Howard University and did his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Toledo in Ohio. He is a native to Long Beach, CA where he was born and raised.

Podcast Summary

In the past, many people younger than 50 interested in joint replacement surgery were told to wait, despite the fact that their quality of life suffered as a result of joint pain. Advancements in joint replacement technology are allowing a growing number of younger people to become potential candidates for joint replacement surgery.