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Dr Christopher Meckel, MD | Your Joint Replacement Specialist on the Monterey Coast

Joint Replacement Specialist Dr Christopher Meckel

Every year close to 285,000 hip replacements and 600,000 knee replacements are performed in the United States. This number continues to increase as we head towards a massive change in our population demographics. By the year 2030 it is estimated that over 20% of our population will be 65 years of age or older and the rates of joint replacement are expected to double. This means millions more people will have painful arthritic joints in need of treatment.

I specialize in minimally invasive joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee. I perform the anterior approach for hip replacements and computer assisted surgery for both partial and total knee replacements. I work with a team of non-operative joint care specialists to help my patients who require rehabilitation instead of surgical intervention.

To meet these needs, I have developed a comprehensive joint replacement program for my patients who need hip and knee replacement surgery. I performed over 220 replacement surgeries in 2013 and this number continues to grow! This comprehensive program also allows me to safely perform many of these joint replacement surgeries on an outpatient basis. If your joint pain gets in the way of your favorite activities or if you are considering a joint replacement surgery, please give me a call to schedule a consultation at 831-648-7200.

Latest Joint Articles

Who Needs a Joint Replacement? Whether you need a joint replacement or not depends more on how you feel than what your x-rays look like. Read the Full Article
Dr Meckel Featured in Pulse Magazine When CHOMP's Pulse Magazine needed an expert opinion on joint replacement, they turned to Dr Christopher Meckel as a leading area expert. Featuring Dr. Meckel, this informational article gives a snapshot of the necessity of joint replacement in a maturing society. You can read the full story below. Read the Full Article
Understanding the Causes of Joint Pain Joint pain is extremely common. In one national survey, about one-third of adults reported having joint pain within the past 30 days. Knee pain is the most common complaint, but joint pain can affect any part of your body from your ankles to your shoulders. As you get older, painful joints become increasingly more common. Understanding the causes can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Read the Full Article
What is Arthritis? There are over 100 different types of arthritis, each with its own causes and treatments. The more familiar types of arthritis include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and gout. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which affects 21 million people over the age of 45. This type of arthritis tends to affect women more than men. Read the Full Article
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