Advances in orthopedic surgery and artificial joint technology enable surgeons to replace immobile or painful joints with metal, or with Metal and Plastic Prostheses. These new materials last for many years allowing younger patients to benefit from surgeries typically reserved for patients over 65. You will get back to the activities you love sooner and be able to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
Our surgeons have the advanced expertise required in replacing a knee, hip or shoulder, and are involved in the continuum of specialized post-surgical care. Our multi-disciplinary team of physicians, orthopedic nurses and therapists work with patients from their pre-surgical condition through final gait training or other, individualized physical therapy to promote the fullest recovery possible.
Minimally Invasive Options
Our surgeons are trained in minimally invasive, muscle-sparing surgical techniques. These advanced procedures allow for faster recovery with less pain and a lower risk of infection. In fact, most patients will walk the day of surgery and some may even be discharged home within 24 – 48 hours of surgery.
Anterior approach hip replacement is one of the more advanced options offered at Providence Tarzana Medical Center. This type of surgery utilizes special instrumentation and avoids cutting into muscle. Patients able to have this procedure generally walk soon and go home sooner than those having traditional hip replacement surgery.
Our anesthesiologists perform femoral nerve blocks on patients who undergo knee and anterior hip replacement surgery. This procedure focuses on delivering pain medication directly to the surgical site, often eliminating the need for oral or intravenous pain medications immediately after surgery. This greatly reduces pain in most patients, allowing them to start physical therapy and walking within a day of their surgery, allowing quicker healing and recovery.
From conservative, non-operative treatment, to minimally invasive surgical options, our fellowship-trained physicians stay abreast of the latest advancements in spinal surgery. Our surgeons create an individualized treatment plan and surgical approach based on each patient's medical history, condition, and lifestyle to maximize the best outcome.
Conservative medical treatments may be used in combination, and may include:
- Physical therapy
- Epidural injections
Innovative spine surgical techniques, including minimally invasive anterior, posterior and lateral approaches are performed for the following conditions:
- Arthritic Spine Conditions Resulting In Back and/or Leg Pain (Numbness and Weakness)
- Herniated And Ruptured Discs
- Spinal Stenosis
- Spinal Instability
- Neck Problems Causing Pain, Numbness Or Weakness
- Conditions Affecting The Spine As A Result Of Osteoperosis
Some of our doctors serve as team physicians for community high schools and local colleges, helping to prevent or to treat the orthopedic and sports injuries sustained by our young athletes. Some of our physicians also teach athletic trainers, school nurses, paramedic technicians and resident doctors in the art of sports medicine to ensure that, while prevention remains the focus, any injuries that do occur are recognized quickly and treated appropriately to minimize damage and recovery time.
Hand, Shoulder, Foot and Ankle
Hand - Our surgeons work closely with plastic surgeons in a surgical team that can treat the delicate, intricacies of the hand, from microsurgery to outpatient procedures.
Shoulder - From rotator cuff repairs to shoulder replacements, our surgeons employ Minimally Invasive Techniques whenever possible to reduce recovery time and preserve as full a range of motion as possible.
Foot and ankle - Foot and ankle surgery is performed by fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons who perform complex procedures, many of them on an outpatient basis.