The Joint Replacement Center at Long Beach Medical Center is recognized by The Joint Commission for excellence in hip and knee replacement. The Joint Replacement Center is constantly measuring patient outcomes against national standards.
The Joint Replacement Center team strives to achieve best practices, and to stay on the leading edge of joint replacement surgery. Practices that have proven especially effective are, pre-surgery total joint replacement education classes, joint replacement patient guidebooks, joint replacement group physical therapy sessions, pain management program, and joint replacement rehab coach.
Joint Replacement Outcomes
As a result of our quality initiatives, our joint replacement outcomes are far above the national average. Our patients have a faster recovery, less pain and an overall excellent patient experience.
- Rapid Recovery and Transition Back Home - Our patients recover sooner and more go directly home vs. a rehabilitation facility or nursing home.
- Drastically Improved Quality of Life - Our patients are back to normal activities and without pain three months after surgery.
- Excellent Patient Experience - Patients who participate in the Joint Replacement Program are happy to recommend us to their friends and family.
- Complication Rates - Our rate of complication related to surgery is low (including infection and blood clots).