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Dr. Christopher S Pallia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 230
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Pallia practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Coronado, CA and San Diego, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Pallia performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of joint reconstruction, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pallia accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kali Rose Tileston, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
350 Dickinson Street; Ucsd Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kali Tileston is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tileston welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Tileston completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center.

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.

Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:

  • Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
  • Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
  • Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
  • Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
  • Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part

Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.

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