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Still Have Pain Even Though Your Broken Hip Has Healed? Learn Your Treatment Options Feb 17th, 2020

When you’re already suffering from a hip fracture, there’s little comfort knowing that you share the company of about 300,000 other people. That annual hip injury rate is expected to climb to 500,000 in the next 20 years. While in many cases, your hip should heal well with surgical repair...

Thanks to New Techniques and Technology Hip Replacements Last Longer Than Ever Jan 9th, 2020

If you’re considering a hip replacement, it’s never been a better time to schedule this procedure. At his California practice in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, Dr. Eric E. Johnson specializes in innovative surgical techniques that shorten your recovery time and provide results that can last a lifetime. Keep...

Knee Osteotomy Can Postpone the Need for a Total Knee Replacement by a Decade or More Dec 13th, 2019

When osteoarthritis affects a weight-bearing joint like your knee, the ensuing stiffness, pain, and inflammation can make it progressively harder to climb stairs, stand from a seated position, or simply go for a walk.  If arthritis damages one side of your knee joint more than the other, the resulting instability...

When You Need an Orthopaedic Trauma Physician vs a General Orthopaedist Nov 11th, 2019

As the field of medicine evolves, the scope of knowledge about the human body, how it works, and how to keep it healthy expands exponentially. That’s why there are specialties like internal medicine, gynecology, pediatrics, and so on. These branches of medicine often become quite complex as research and medical...