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

Dr. Todd Shrader is an orthopedic surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in hip replacement, knee replacement, and sports health. Dr. Shrader is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shrader takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Shrader's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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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 is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Park's areas of expertise include the following: knee replacement, foot surgery, and ankle surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Park is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee replacement

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Knee Replacement

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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 and practices in Redondo Beach, CA. Dr. Reff's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reff accepts. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Musculoskeletal Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Replacement ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,146
  • Medicare Cost: $1,619
Dr. James M Loddengaard, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23456 Hawthorne Blvd. 300
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. James Loddengaard works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Loddengaard include scoliosis, hip replacement, and minimally invasive surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Loddengaard is accepting 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4201 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 310
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Shaun Chandran's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chandran include hip replacement, knee replacement, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chandran is a graduate of New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Chandran trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Chandran is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Chandran's practice is open to new patients.

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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.