Everyone who undergoes a knee replacement will experience some stiffness throughout their recovery. Stiffness is very common. However, if stiffness is a major player that is getting in the way of your recovery, action must be taken. A manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) is something that is recommended as a last
In Southern California and considering an outpatient hip or knee replacement? We’ve compiled a list of outpatient surgery centers in Southern California that offer partial and total joint replacements. Whether you’re in the Los Angeles area or as far south as Chula Vista, our outpatient hip and knee
Anesthesia for hip or knee replacement surgery is a hot topic for several reasons. For one, patients are usually recommended either general or regional anesthesia. It’s up to you to gather as much information as possible to really understand your preference. Secondly, the thought of anesthesia can be nerve-wracking.
Outpatient knee replacement surgery—what will it look like? Is total knee replacement outpatient? What can I expect during my 24 hour (or less) stay at an outpatient center? How is same-day joint surgery different from regular, inpatient surgery? These questions are all common for patients awaiting or considering an
After hip and knee replacement surgery comes a lengthy recovery. This recovery will be filled with ups and downs and triumphs and failures—all of which will spark a host of questions. Although everyone’s recovery is different, there are frequently asked questions that we hear time and time again.
Thinking about a hip or knee replacement? If so, you’re probably filled with questions. At first, you’ll have questions like “What will the surgery look like?” or “How much pain will I be in?”. Once your surgery is on the books, your questions will become more specific. You
Depression after knee and hip replacement surgery can take anyone by surprise. Even with the ups and downs you’ve experienced with joint pain and surgery, nothing can prepare you for feeling depressed in your recovery. The subject of post-op depression is seldom discussed between patient and orthopedic surgeon before
If you're leaning towards a same-day joint replacement surgery, chances are it’s because the idea of spending as little time as possible in the hospital is appealing. In addition, if you've been given the green light by your surgeon or care team to be an outpatient candidate, chances are
Although we can’t see the future, we can look at the direction in which joint replacement surgery is heading and make predictions about what the future of orthopedics may look like. One important signal is the increasing numbers of hip and knee replacement surgeries being performed in an outpatient
Across Southern California and especially in Los Angeles and surrounding communities, stem cell therapy has quickly risen to fame. It's the latest trend to treat joint pain and arthritis. Some patients swear by the stem cell treatment, experiencing immediate and lasting pain relief that far outperforms the standard cortisone or