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Joint Replacement

The decision to proceed with surgery is significant and mixed with both hope and anxiety. The goal of any treatment is to restore a person’s quality of life. Surgical alternatives are appropriate when medications and life-style modifications fail to provide relief. Fortunately, ongoing advances in arthritis surgery have yielded technological breakthroughs and an ever expanding array of treatment options. All of these surgical alternatives are safe and predictable in our hands.

Only recently is was quite common to overhear that surgery was too painful and required too long a recovery. While joint replacement remains a major operation, recent developments have improved the recovery process. Long term durability is still the overall goal, but a new emphasis has been placed on achieving better function, accelerating rehabilitation, and minimizing pain.

Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement
Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
Partial Knee Replacement
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology for partial knee replacement
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology
Dr. Yun Explains The MAKO Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement

Many people suffering with arthritis, hip pain, stiffness and limited hip movement can now choose minimally invasive surgery when hip replacement is the chosen treatment of the patient and their doctor. is provided by Dr. Joel M. Matta and Dr. Robert E. Klenck, Orthopaedic Surgeons in Los Angeles who specialize in Hip and Pelvic Reconstruction. This site provides information to patients and the general public on topics related to the Hip and Pelvis, such as Hip and Pelvis Reconstruction, Acetabular Fractures, Periacetabular Osteotomy, Total Hip Replacement, and much more. Please feel free to explore these topics from the Patient Education area of the site, and contact us with any questions.
For six decades, Saint John’s Health Center has been providing families with quality care in a nurturing, respectful atmosphere that addresses the needs of the entire patient — mind, body and spirit.
Relieving pain and restoring motion is the mission of the Marina Spine & Sport Institute. And it is the vision of the Institute to help a growing population with comprehensive and advanced back and spine care.