What are your business hours?
Our practice hours are from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through
Friday. Appointments can be made by telephoning our
practice at (714) 937-4858.
When is joint replacement considered?
Joint replacement is a surgical procedure employed to replace the damaged joint with artificial implants and is usually performed when the joint is severely damaged by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis or avascular necrosis.
How safe is joint replacement surgery?
Joint replacement is a relatively safe procedure. Dr. Patel has performed a large number of hip and knee joint replacements with positive results. However as with any surgery, joint replacement can be associated with a few complications. Some of the complications which can occur following a joint replacement surgery include infection, damage to nerves or blood vessels, loosening or instability of artificial components, wound irritation and wear of the artificial components.
Will physical therapy be required after surgery?
Getting a full range of motion, strength and flexibility back after surgery
usually takes time. That's where pre-operative exercise and education and post-operative physical
therapy programs come in - to ensure you're physically and emotionally prepared
for surgery and to maximize your recovery after surgery.
What should I bring with me when I come for an appointment?
When you come for your appointment remember to bring the following:
- Drivers License or a valid ID
- Insurance information
- Referral Letter (if required)
- Reports, X-rays, MRI's, CT scans etc and any other relevant information
- List of medications (if any)