Center for Joint Replacement at PIONEERS
Christopher C. Lai, MD
Veerinder S. Anand, MD
George Zamora RN, MSN, ONC
The Center for Joint Replacement at PIONEERS in Brawley is a certified center of excellence for their commitment to quality care.
It is a dedicated center for joint replacement candidates to receive care before, during and after surgery.
Our staff includes two experienced and board-certified orthopedic surgeons and well as nurses, therapists and patient-care technicians who specialize in the care of total joint replacement patients.
Our Center also includes a full-time joint program coordinator, who acts as the main liaison and guides patients every step of the way to ensure they have a comprehensive and clear understanding of both the surgery and rehabilitation.
The Center specializes in a pair of procedures including total knee replacement and total hip replacement.
Total knee replacement involves the removal of the damaged knee joint, followed by the insertion of an artificial joint, which is attached to the thigh bone, shin and knee cap.
The ultimate goal is to eliminate the patient’s pain.
Total hip replacement is used to replace diseased and arthritic hip joints. Similar to a total knee replacement, the goal of this procedure is to restore mobility and functionality and eliminate pain.