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Dr. Albert A Reff, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
510 N. Prospect Ave. 105
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Albert Reff's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reff include hip replacement, computer assisted surgery (CAS), and knee replacement. Dr. Reff's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Reff is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Reff is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Todd A Shrader, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23456 Hawthorne Blvd. 300
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Todd Shrader specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Shrader a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of hip replacement, knee replacement, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Shrader graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shrader completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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All Interests: Sports Health, MAKOplasty, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Kenneth Kim Park, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23456 Hawthorne Blvd. 300
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Park's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Torrance, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Park is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee replacement, foot surgery, and ankle surgery. Dr. Park's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Park welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Park attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Foot Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Knee Replacement

Dr. James M Loddengaard, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23456 Hawthorne Blvd. 300
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. James Loddengaard, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Loddengaard attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His clinical interests include scoliosis, hip replacement, and minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4201 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 310
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Shaun Chandran is an orthopedist in Torrance, CA, Hawthorne, CA, and San Pedro, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Chandran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Chandran trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chandran takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: MAKOplasty, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

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  • Charge (avg.): $2,609
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,046

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What is Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement is a surgical procedure to replace parts of the knee joint that are damaged. It is most often done to treat arthritis, a common condition that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Knee replacement is used only if other, less invasive treatments have not worked.

A knee replacement may be partial, involving only the damaged areas, or it may include the entire joint. During surgery, the cartilage, a smooth and tough piece of tissue that lines the ends of bones, is removed. The ends of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (lower leg bone), and, sometimes, patella (kneecap) are smoothed out and replaced with metal parts. The cartilage is then replaced with a plastic disc that the metal can glide across when moving. This removes any rough or grinding surfaces within the knee that may have been causing pain.

Surgery can be performed by a large incision along the knee or through tiny incisions with small tools and an arthroscope, a small lighted tube with a camera. The procedure takes one to two hours, and you will stay in the hospital for a few days following surgery as you heal and learn to use your new knee. Physical therapy can help you move correctly and prevent stiffness. Generally, you will be able to return to normal activity within a few weeks, but you may be asked to stop participating in high-impact activities, like football or running, which could injure your new knee.

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