Orthopedic Center

Whether you need hip replacement, back or spine surgery, total joint replacement, or other orthopedic or arthroscopic surgery, you want a hospital where the surgeons are known throughout the country for their expertise, and the hospital quality is excellent.  

For eight years in a row, Providence Saint John’s has been named one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals for quality care by Healthgrades®. Our orthopedic team is composed of exceptionally trained surgeons, rehabilitation specialists, exercise specialists and pain experts. We welcome patients from all over the country and the world, because our skilled orthopedic surgeons offer the latest and least invasive surgical techniques currently available to allow for easier and faster recoveries.

At Providence Saint John's, you will experience comprehensive care in a healing environment led by distinguished surgeons and caregivers who are advancing care based on medical best practice and their continued efforts in research and education.

Center for Knee Replacement

The Center for Knee Replacement at Saint John’s is a leading knee replacement program in Los Angeles.  Under the direction of Andrew Yun, M.D., the program specializes in rapid recovery for our patients.  The surgeons have received the highest awards for safety and quality.  Providence Saint John’s Health Center is one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement for four years in row, Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for four years in a row and a Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for five years in a row. Learn more ›

Hip and Pelvis Institute

Providence Saint John’s Health Center is home to the renowned Hip and Pelvis Institute, led by medical director Joel Matta, M.D., who pioneered the anterior approach for hip replacement in the United States. The institute and surgeons continue to be recognized locally, nationally and internationally for hip replacement and for their work with patients who suffer pelvic fractures. Learn more ›

Spine Services

Providence Saint John’s Spine services facilitate the best medical treatment available to diagnose and treat spinal conditions. Spine services at Providence Saint John’s gives patients access to some of the most prestigious orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons in the field of spine health. Learn more ›

Total Joint Replacement Program

The health center has established a total joint replacement program overseen by medical director Andrew Yun, M.D. Providence Saint John’s performs more than 1,000 procedures annually, and our patients are returning to activities they formerly thought would be impossible. The small, nearly private setting of the orthopedic unit enables patients to feel at ease with the nurses and specialists dedicated to their complete recovery. At Providence Saint John’s, we are engaged with our patients’ care, which includes an education program about total joint surgery. Patients learn exercises in the classroom and gym, to help with recovery and smoothly transition back to their normal day-to-day routine. Learn more ›

A new breakthrough solution for joint replacement surgery is MAKOplasty®, a minimally invasive surgical procedure that utilizes highly advanced robotic technology and targets joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis found in the knee and hip. This robotic arm assisted surgical procedure is available for either partial-knee resurfacing or a total hip replacement and provides great benefits of a shorter recovery, shorter hospital stay and restored mobility.

Inpatient orthopedic unit and physical therapy

The 48 private rooms in the Orthopedic Unit at Providence Saint John's are equipped with the latest modern amenities to accommodate the special needs of each patient. Physical therapy is conveniently located on the same floor to provide patients with easy access during recovery. For the convenience of patients' guests, a family waiting room is available in the Orthopedic Unit near the visitors’ elevator.

For orthopedic care, more than one treatment plan may be selected, often beginning with a conservative approach. Your physician's recommendation may involve a combination or progression of the following:

  • Rest
  • Medication
  • Immobilization (cast, splint, sling, brace)
  • Activity modifications
  • Therapy: physical, occupational or rehabilitative
  • Orthotics
  • Exercise

For conditions and illnesses that require minimally-invasive orthopedic procedures, patients can count on the surgeons at Providence Saint John’s to use the latest techniques to repair injuries to bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles through small incisions. Some surgeries include those for:

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