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Revolutionary Philosophy Gets Patients Back On Their Feet

The MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center at Long Beach Medical Center is a leader in Southern California in hip and knee replacements — where a revolutionary philosophy encourages patients to become active as soon as possible – often on the same day of joint replacement surgery. Patients in need of hip and knee replacements go through surgery and into rehabilitation, while promoting wellness and an active hospital stay — an average hospital stay is two to three days.

The Joint Replacement Center at Long Beach Medical Center features private patient rooms, a group therapy room, patient education including pre-operative class, discharge class and patient guidebooks, family centered care, rehab coaches and group lunches, all in one dedicated area with outstanding outcomes.

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System at Long Beach Medical Center

Long Beach Medical Center is the first hospital in Long Beach and North Orange County to offer Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Partial Knee, Total Knee and Total Hip replacement procedures. This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee replacements are performed.

Robotic-arm assisted surgery is a new approach to joint replacement that offers the potential for a higher level of patient-specific implant alignment and positioning.1-3 The technology allows surgeons to create a patient-specific 3D plan and perform joint replacement surgery using a surgeon controlled robotic-arm that helps the surgeon execute the procedure with a high degree of accuracy.4-5

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2. Illgen R. Robotic assisted total hip arthroplasty improves accuracy and clinical outcome compared with manual technique. 44th Annual Advances in Arthroplasty Course. October 7-10, 2014, Cambridge, MA.

3. Anthony, Ian, Bell, Stuart W., Blyth, Mark, Jones, Bryn, MacLean, Angus, Rowe, Philip. Improved accuracy of component positioning with robotic-assisted unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Volume 98-A: Number 8. April 20, 2016. pp 627-35.

4. Jerabek SA, Carroll KM, Maratt JD, Mayman DJ, Padgett DE. Accuracy of Cup Positioning and Achieving Desired Hip Length and Offset Following Robotic THA.; 14th Annual CAOS Meeting, June 18-21, 2014, Milan, Italy.

5. Dunbar NJ, Roche MW, Park BH, Branch SH; et al. Accuracy of Dynamic Tactile-Guided Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. May 2012. 27(5): 803-808.e1.