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Dr. Alexander Xiaoren Sheng, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
2627 E. Washington Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Sheng is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Sheng's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Sheng (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), bursitis, ankle sprain, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), Achilles tendonitis, adhesive capsulitis, hip osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Bursitis, Adhesive Capsulitis, Gait Abnormalities, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Morton's ... (Read more)

Dr. Reza B Omid, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 2000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Reza Omid is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Los Angeles, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Omid include arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and AC joint injury (shoulder separation). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Omid has received distinctions including Herman Epstein Award (Most Outstanding Resident); Administrative Chief Resident USC/Keck School of Medicine; and Alpha Omega Alpha. He speaks Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , frozen shoulder, PCL injury, ligament problems, ACL injury

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. George Frederick Rick Hatch III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 2000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. George Hatch, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Hatch's areas of expertise include PCL injury and rotator cuff tear. He is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hatch trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient ratings for Dr. Hatch average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hatch accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hatch include: Southern California Super Doctors; Preeminent Women's Health Doctors; and Preeminent Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, PCL injury, osteoarthritis, shoulder fracture, elbow fracture

All Interests: PCL Injury, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Injury, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Eugene Tibone, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 2000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. James Tibone's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, Cedars-Sinai, and Keck Hospital of USC. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Tibone performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tibone's distinctions include: Dr. Tibone was voted a Super Doctor by Los Angeles Magazine in .; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains, ACL injury

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Seth C Gamradt, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Seth Gamradt is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include tendon ruptures (tears), shoulder fracture, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Gamradt is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Gamradt attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Gamradt has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Elected, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, .; and Edgar G. Dawson Award for Outstanding Resident Teaching, UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, ..

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Relevant Interests: , tendon ruptures (tears), shoulder fracture

All Interests: Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Tendon Ruptures, Shoulder Replacement, Knee Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ralph Anthony Gambardella, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 N Lake Avenue; Suite 201
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ralph Gambardella practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Los Angeles, CA and Pasadena, CA. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gambardella trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Gambardella's areas of expertise include rotator cuff surgery, rotator cuff injury, and ACL injury. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gambardella at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Gambardella is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, sprains, ACL injury

All Interests: Knee Problems, Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Sprains, Rotator Cuff Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 N Lake Avenue; Suite 201
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Kvitne is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kvitne's areas of expertise include rotator cuff surgery, rotator cuff injury, and ACL injury. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Kvitne has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, sprains, ACL injury

All Interests: Knee Problems, Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Sprains, Rotator Cuff Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1700 East Cesar Chavez Avenue; Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Orr Limpisvasti's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Anaheim, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Limpisvasti include knee surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and shoulder tendonitis. His professional affiliations include Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Limpisvasti completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The average patient rating for Dr. Limpisvasti is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), shoulder tendonitis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), sprains, ACL injury

All Interests: Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Pain, Shoulder Tendonitis, Sports Health, Tennis Elbow, Sports ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 N Lake Avenue; Suite 201
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Fariborz Kharrazi practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Los Angeles, CA, Pasadena, CA, and Anaheim, CA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: shoulder tendonitis, rotator cuff injury, and elbow problems. Dr. Kharrazi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kharrazi is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), shoulder tendonitis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), sprains, ACL injury

All Interests: Knee Problems, Pain, Shoulder Tendonitis, Sports Health, Tennis Elbow, ACL Injury, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Dominic Femino, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. J. Femino, who practices in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedic oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Femino include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), bone tumor, and metabolic bone diseases. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Femino is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Femino completed residency programs at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Femino is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Femino's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, bone tumor, soft tissue sarcoma, bone cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Tumor, Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Soft Tissue Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Isaac Benjamin Paz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. I. Paz works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Paz include colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and endocrine surgery. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Dr. Paz accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Paz studied medicine at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Sarcoma, Endocrine Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Geoffrey Scott Marecek, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Trauma Surgery
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 2000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Marecek practices orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and proximal humerus (top of upper arm bone) fracture. Dr. Marecek is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Keck Hospital of USC. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Marecek's medical residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received distinctions including USC Residency Program Faculty Teaching Award; Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society; and BSA Eagle Scout. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, proximal humerus (top of upper arm bone) fracture, tibia (shin bone) fracture, elbow fracture, ankle fracture, hip dislocation, dislocation, musculoskeletal infection, pelvic fracture, hip fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), fractures (broken bones), acetabular fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Tibia Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hip Problems, Ankle Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald B Longjohn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 2000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Donald Longjohn is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Longjohn include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoarthritis. Dr. Longjohn takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Dr. Longjohn was voted a Super Doctor by Los Angeles Magazine in .; Southern California Super Doctors; and Outstanding Teacher in Year I, Presented by the USC Keck School of Medicine Class of 2008. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Longjohn's hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Daksheshkumar Bhulabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Dakshesh Patel is a diagnostic radiology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University and residency at St. Francis Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel has received professional recognition including the following: Dr. Patel was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in .. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Imaging Procedures, Joint Problems

Dr. Charles Hyman Alexander, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
420 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Charles Alexander's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Alexander is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Alexander is affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC), Adventist Health System, and AppleCare Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Alexander is a graduate of New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Alexander completed a residency program at White Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Alexander speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wei Feng, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Wei Feng is an adult endocrinology specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Feng at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Feng include diabetes, obesity, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Feng is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing Dr. Feng's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Feng attended medical school at Heidelberg University. Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. Dr. Feng's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Hypoglycemia, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Obesity, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.
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