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How to Rehab After Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Total hip replacement surgery is one of the most successful orthopedic procedures, and as each year passes, the number of these surgeries increases. Medical advances and new surgical techniques have transformed the procedure, making it possible for patients to recover faster and resume activities in less time. However, none of this would be possible without 
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When Is Rotator Cuff Surgery Your Best Option?

Damage to the rotator cuff is a common ailment for individuals of all ages and activity levels. The damage can be occur from trauma in a younger population and degeneration in an older population. Extensive and strenuous use of the shoulder and arm in a weight-bearing or swinging movement over a period of time can 
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Top 5 Reasons for Chronic Shoulder Pain

Anyone can experience chronic shoulder pain, regardless of age. Whether the underlying cause is structural injury or arthritic degeneration, the resulting pain can be excruciating and impair quality of life. The shoulder joint has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body. Because of this mobility, the shoulder is more likely to 
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5 Tips for a Successful Knee Surgery Recovery

Of all the possible joint surgeries, people who undergo knee surgeries frequently have their lives affected to the greatest degrees. Pain and limited movement in the knee can prevent both a productive career and an enjoyable personal life. While surgery may help give you back the health you need, the knee recovery process takes time 
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Ryan Lochte’s Knee Injury Can Teach People Better Knee Care

Recently, Ryan Lochte suffered a sprained ACL in what could only be described as a “freak accident.” The three-time US Olympian swimmer encounter an excited fan who ran into him, sending both flying and sending Lochte’s knee to the curb. As a result, Lochte suffered a torn MCL and ACL sprain, necessitating a break from 
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Tips for Hip Surgery Recovery

Total hip replacement is a procedure that is relatively common among older individuals. Performed over 200,000 times annually, the procedure mostly affects people aged 50 to 80 years old. For people yet to undergo the procedure, it is necessary to know how to properly rehabilitate from hip replacement surgery. At the Joint Surgery Center of 
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Reverse Shoulder Replacement: Recovery, Limitations and Expectations

Reverse total shoulder replacement is different than a total hip replacement, total knee replacement, partial joint replacement, or any other joint replacement. The reverse total shoulder replacement has only been approved by the Federal Drug Administration since March of 2004 but has been widely used in Europe for over 20 years. Since it is a 
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Common Treatments for Chronic Hip Pain

Los Angeles patients often visit the Joint Surgery Center of Excellence to ask about treatments for chronic hip pain. They want to know what they can do to reduce the pain and get back to the activities they love. At the Joint Center of Excellence we offer a number of options for reducing and eliminating 
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All About Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement

As hip replacement becomes a more and more common surgery in the United States, an increasing number of patients are turning to minimally invasive hip replacement as their procedure of choice. While traditional hip replacement requires a long incision over the hip joint, minimally invasive hip replacement uses only one or two much smaller incisions. 
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Dr. Meier on Long Lasting Knee Replacement Parts

Steven Meier, MD, orthopedic surgeon at La Peer, says that although the cost for total knee arthroplasty, or total knee replacement, varies widely, parts used in the procedure are demonstrating greater durability and longevity. Steven W. Meier, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at La Peer Health Systems, an outpatient surgery center in Los Angeles. 
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