We found 5 providers matching knee replacement and who accept Mail Handlers Benefit Plan near Torrance, CA.

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

Dr. Todd Shrader is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Torrance, CA. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Shrader's areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee replacement, and sports health. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Shrader takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,420
  • Medicare Cost: $1,589
Dr. Kenneth Kim Park, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23456 Hawthorne Blvd. 300
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Park practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Torrance, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, foot surgery, and ankle surgery. Dr. Park is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Park attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Park honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Loddengaard include scoliosis, hip replacement, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Loddengaard honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

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

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
510 N. Prospect Ave. 105
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Albert Reff specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Reff is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and arthritis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Reff's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Shoulder Replacement, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,146
  • Medicare Cost: $1,619
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4201 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 310
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Shaun Chandran's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Chandran takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chandran's office for an appointment. He graduated from New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Chandran speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,609
  • Medicare Cost: $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.