The MemorialCare Joint Replacement Centers offer a unique patient experience for those in need of hip and knee replacements located in Los Angeles and Orange County, California. Getting a new knee or hip joint can mean freedom from pain and a fast return to active living. We offer a unique combination of services.
Degenerative joint diseases (DJDs) are chronic conditions often resulting in pain and the loss of an active lifestyle and quality of life. There are different types of DJD that can affect the hip, see "Types" below:
When the heart muscle does not get enough blood flow, which carries oxygen to the heart muscle, it results in chest pain (angina pectoris or just angina). Chest pain can occur for several reasons, but it should always be taken seriously as it could be the first sign of a heart attack.
The knee joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the knee joint move. When any of these structures is hurt or diseased knee problems occur, pain and difficulty walking can be the result.
According to studies, 10% of the US population suffers from some form of lower back pain. Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, one type of lower back pain, is typically caused by abnormal motion in the sacroiliac joint, either too much motion or too little motion.
Rose, 62-years-old, sat in her car reading, taking in the scenery of Yellowstone. She 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 her car. She was unable to go out and walk the park because of her joint pain.
Facet joints are the small joints between vertebrae along the back of the spine. Facet injections can be used to either help confirm or deny the location and source of the pain, or they can be used to reduce inflammation and possibly offer long-term relief.
Dr. Duggan and Dr. Porat discuss how to end joint paint and get back to living an active lifestyle, pain-free.
Long Beach Memorial is shifting the culture of knee replacement surgery. Rather than wait until the entire knee is completely arthritic, the trained MAKOplasty® orthopedic surgeons are using MAKOplasty® to help people sooner, by doing partial replacements, rather than waiting for a total replacement in a few years.
Breastfeeding: Non-Pharmacological Pain Relief Methods for Labor
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