Our comprehensive nationally recognized orthopedic program treats medical conditions with the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Our skilled team of orthopedic doctors, nurses, and other health professionals work with you to create an individualized plan for your treatment and recovery, that is best suited to your needs.
Before any decisions about your treatment take place, you will first see an orthopedic doctor who will review your medical history with you and give you a physical exam.
Your doctor will want to know how your condition has impacted your life to help determine the best treatment plan to meet your individual needs. X-rays and other diagnostic tests may be necessary to determine the cause and extent of your condition.
Our experienced, board-certified doctors have advanced training in reconstructive, trauma, and minimally invasive surgeries. Before deciding on surgery, you will have the opportunity to discuss your treatment options directly with your surgeon and develop a treatment plan, unique to your needs.
If you decide to move forward with surgery, your doctor will explain the type of surgery and what to expect during your recovery, including your expected length of stay in the hospital. Your doctor will also explain your discharge plan options, such as going home with help from family and friends, or staying for a period of time in a skilled nursing facility that focuses on rehabilitation.
Once your surgeon’s office lets you know the date and time of your surgery, just follow the steps below to get prepared:
On the day of your surgery, your case manager will coordinate your care in the hospital and help to make plans for your recovery after the surgery. Compassionate nurses and other clinical specialists with specialized training in orthopedics will provide the individualized care, education, and support you need throughout the surgical process.
We may recommend rehabilitation for you after your surgery, either at a skilled nursing facility, at our inpatient rehabilitation unit, or in your home. Your case manager will go over your available options to help create a recovery program that fits your goals.
The California Joint Replacement Registry (CJRR) is a voluntary program that tracks the results of patients who undergo total hip and total knee replacements. Participation simply involves completing an email survey prior to your treatment, as well as six months after your surgery. You can then also choose to complete additional surveys once per year afterwards. We highly encourage you to participate in this registry to help improve the care of current and future patients.