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

Dr. Albert Reff specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Reff include hip replacement, computer assisted surgery (CAS), and knee replacement. Patient ratings for Dr. Reff average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. 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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All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kenneth Park's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Torrance, CA. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Park's clinical interests include knee replacement, foot surgery, and ankle surgery. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Park performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Foot Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Knee Replacement

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

Dr. Todd Shrader, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shrader include hip replacement, knee replacement, and sports health. Dr. Shrader's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Shrader is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shrader is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis, hip replacement, and knee replacement. Patients rated Dr. Loddengaard highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Loddengaard attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Shaun Chandran specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Torrance, CA and Hawthorne, CA. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Clinical interests for Dr. Chandran include hip replacement, knee replacement, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Chandran accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Chandran is conversant in Spanish. 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. He is open to new patients.

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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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