Marina Orthopedics

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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

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Restore Movement. Regain Freedom

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

If your mobility is limited by arthritis, injury, or joint pain, the orthopedic specialists at 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.

Benefits of Choosing Marina Del Rey Hospital's Orthopedics Department

  • Our Orthopedics team of specialists - surgeons, specially trained orthopaedic nurses, and rehabilitation therapists - restore the lives of hundreds of patients every year.
  • By integrating diagnostic, treatment, surgical and rehabilitation services, 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 groundbreaking 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 Marina Orthopedics, 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.

Marina Del Rey’s 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.

Orthopedic Treatment Options and Diagnostic Tests at Marina Del Rey Hospital

Our comprehensive range of orthopedic services include 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.

We Play an Active Role in Our Community

Through general lectures and events for patients and residents, seminars for therapists, and meetings with doctors and staff. Register for a seminar or join us for a special event at Marina Del Rey Hospital.


Frequently Asked Questions

Orthopedic surgeons can treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems. The most frequently performed orthopedic surgeries are knee replacement, hip replacement, shoulder replacement, carpal tunnel release, spine surgery and joint replacement surgery.

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The most common complications and risks of orthopedic surgery include bleeding, infections, blood coagulation, nerve damage, limited range of motion, arthritis, scar formation, recurrence of injury, as well as complications due to anesthesia.

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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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The difference between a sprain and a strain refers to the affected area. However, both injuries involve partial or complete stretching or tearing of soft tissues.

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There are two surgical approaches employed to repair a rotator cuff tear. The first, open repair surgery, involves a large incision, while the second, arthroscopy, requires one or several small incision through which the arthroscope will be inserted. With the aid of this medical device, surgeons are able to repair or remove any damaged tissue or bone spurs.

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This page was last updated on 04/10/2017 3:36 AM PST by Andrew Bulczynski, M.D. at Marina Del Rey Hospital