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Orthopedics is primarily a surgical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and repair of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. There are a few physicians and medical professionals who practice non-surgical orthopedics such as sports medicine, or physical medicine.

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Our orthopedic services help you overcome arthritis and joint pain, so you can live a full, independent life

If your mobility is limited by arthritis, injury, or joint pain, the orthopedic specialists at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital can restore your independence and get you moving again.

We have assembled some of the best, highly skilled surgeons in Southern California equipped with today’s most advanced technology, all in one convenient location.

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  • Our orthopedics team of specialists - surgeons, specially trained orthopedic nurses, and rehabilitation therapists - restore the lives of hundreds of patients every year.
  • By integrating diagnostic, treatment, surgical and rehabilitation services, Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital encompasses all aspects of Orthopedics in a single location, with everything you need to restore lost movement and the freedom that comes with it.
  • A number of innovative minimally invasive procedures are available, offering distinct benefits including reduced pain and blood loss, less scarring, more bone retention, a shorter hospital stay, and a faster recovery.

When something goes wrong with the musculoskeletal system, our highly skilled Orthopedics team is here to help!

Emergency Care – Orthopedic Trauma

At Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, the spectrum of cases treated by our surgeons ranges from patients with a single fracture to those suffering from multiple, life-threatening musculoskeletal injuries. Due to the nature of trauma cases, our orthopedists share strong working relationships with the Departments of Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Vascular Surgery. We use state-of-the-art techniques and equipment in the treatment of associated injuries, which results in a faster recovery time for the patient and less pain.

Our orthopedists also provide significant attention to the comprehensive evaluation and care of geriatric patients with hip fractures, as well as coordinated care of patients with all types of fractures.

Restore Movement. Regain Freedom

Our team of highly skilled surgeons can help ease your pain and get you back on the move

Our comprehensive range of orthopedic services consists of minimally invasive procedures for bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves, and other conditions involving injury or disease of the musculoskeletal system.

The benefits of our minimally invasive procedures include reduced pain, smaller scars, shorter hospital stays and a faster recovery. In fact, many patients are back on their feet the day after surgery.

If you have pain in your hips, knees, shoulders, feet, hands or spine, our team of orthopedic specialists can help you regain your freedom of movement.

Frequently Asked Questions

The most frequently performed orthopedic surgeries are: knee arthroscopy and meniscectomy, shoulder arthroscopy and decompression, carpal tunnel release, knee arthroscopy and chondroplasty, removal of support implant, knee arthroscopy and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, knee replacement, repair of femoral neck fracture, repair of trochanteric fracture and last but not least hip replacement.

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You should be able to stop using your walking frame or crutches and get back to your normal leisure activities within six weeks after the surgery. However, it can take up to three months for the pain to settle down, and up to a year for a complete recovery.

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A torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), a torn medial collateral ligament (MCL), and a torn meniscus are very common injuries regarding the knee. They appear during sports activities that involve twisting, bending or fast changing of direction.

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The most common complications and risks of orthopedic surgery include bleeding, infections, blood coagulation, nerve damage, lack of full range of motion, reaction to anesthesia, development of arthritis, scar formation, or re-injury of the joint or soft tissue.

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Cigna, Aetna, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, Medicare, United Healthcare and Coventry Health Care insurance programs may cover the cost of your orthopedic surgery. Additionally, medical financing may help you afford orthopedic surgery if you do not have health insurance or if your current plan will not cover your surgical expenses entirely.

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