Joint Replacement Doctor
Our specialty-trained joint replacement doctors at Southern California Orthopedic Institute are internationally and nationally recognized for their leadership and training in the diagnosis and treatment of joint injuries and conditions.
The onset of joint pain can start as a mild ache or discomfort but is often tolerated with the use of over-the-counter pain reducers or anti-inflammatory medications. Though, as we continue to age, most joint pain progresses from mild to moderate, and many will seek more aggressive nonsurgical treatments, such as injections or physical therapy, to ease their pain. However, when these less invasive treatments are unsuccessful and your joint pain becomes severe and significantly inhibits the quality of your daily life, joint replacement surgery is often recommended.
During a joint replacement procedure, the damaged structures of the joint are replaced with new components or a new prosthesis or implant, which significantly reduces or eliminates a patient's joint pain. There are several approaches to joint replacement or a partial joint replacement. In a total joint replacement, such as a total hip replacement or a total knee replacement, the whole diseased joint is replaced with a new component or implant. In a partial joint replacement, such as hip resurfacing or partial knee replacement, only the damaged section or areas are replaced. Determining the best approach or procedure to help you relieve your joint pain should be discussed with a skilled and experienced joint replacement surgeon.
When You Should Visit a Joint Replacement Doctor Near You
Symptoms offer clues to your condition. If you are experiencing any of the following, you should make an appointment with a joint specialist to have them assessed:
- Joint discomfort that prevents you from participating in recreational activities
- Joint instability
- Joint pain that limits your ability to conduct necessary and daily functions, such as climbing stairs or standing up
- Muscle weakness
- Pain that affects your ability to sleep
- Soreness, stiffness, or swelling
- Severe joint pain
- You have attempted more conservative treatment methods, such as exercise or therapy, without success
If you are currently experiencing any of these issues, you may be suffering from one of the following injuries or conditions that can be treated with joint replacement surgery by our expertly trained joint surgeons:
- Deterioration of joint cartilage
- Joint abnormalities
- Joint damage due to repetitive stress
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Experience Excellence at Southern California Orthopedic Institute
Deciding on the best surgeon to treat your joint pain is important, and there is much to consider when choosing a joint specialist to perform your joint replacement surgery.
At Southern California Orthopedic Institute, you can be confident knowing our fellowship-trained joint replacement surgeons are knowledgeable medical specialists with focused specialty training in joint problems and treatments, including hip replacement surgery, knee replacement surgery, and shoulder replacement surgery. With this advanced training and extensive knowledge, our joint replacement specialists will treat your individual needs with the highest level of expertise.
Through our Joint Replacement Center, our doctors take a team approach in assessing, diagnosing, and treating our patients. From your initial consultation to your last physical therapy visit, our joint replacement surgeons and support staff are skilled in delivering excellence in care for our joint replacement patients.
At Southern California Orthopedic Institute, we are proudly affiliated with four ambulatory surgery centers in Van Nuys, Valencia, Westlake, and Bakersfield and can perform a wide range of total joint replacement procedures in an outpatient setting, including:
- Hip replacements
- Knee replacements
- Shoulder replacements
To learn more about our Joint Replacement Center, its internationally renowned joint doctors, and the variety of conditions we treat at Southern California Orthopedic Institute, we invite you to review our patient education resources, view our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine on our website, or use the quick links below.
If you are ready for an expert opinion on your hip, knee, or shoulder joint issue and would like to discuss your nonsurgical and surgical treatment options with one of our joint doctors in our Joint Replacement Center, you can make an appointment online or call (818) 901-6600 or (661) 328-5565 for our Bakersfield location. We have convenient locations in Van Nuys, Bakersfield, Valencia, Simi Valley, Westlake, Beverly Hills, and Porter Ranch. You may use our My Choice resource to help select the right specialist for you.