For patients struggling with obesity, joint replacement and weight-loss surgery often go hand-in-hand. Yet for people with severe or morbid obesity – 75+ pounds of excess weight and a body mass index, or BMI, over 35 – the risks associated with joint replacement surgery are dramatically increased.
Stories for Joint Replacement
During his major league career, John Odom pitched two all-star games, three World Series with the Oakland A’s, and a no-hitter against the Oakland A’s.
Over the last few years, Kathryn McDonnell has seen several doctors with concern about the loss of flexibility in her hips.
Tom had hip replacement surgery at 7:30 a.m.; by noon he was walking; by 4:30 p.m. he was on his way home.
When the new MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center at Orange Coast Memorial opened this past spring, the mission was simple: to improve patients’ lives by relieving pain and restoring independence.