Orthopedic Medical Treatment
Innovation. Expertise. Unwavering support. At Sharp, we make a habit of exceptional orthopedic care. No matter your condition, we have treatment that can help.
Arthritis and joint replacement services
We specialize in the latest advances in hip, knee and shoulder joint replacement procedures.
In addition to our in-patient surgeries, we provide advanced minimally invasive arthroscopic outpatient procedures for knees, shoulders and hips. By eliminating an overnight hospital stay, minimally invasive surgery can offer you greater comfort and convenience.
Back and neck pain treatments
Using innovative technology for diagnosis and treatment, we can better detect and heal your back and neck pain, as well as other problems associated with your spine.
Hip resurfacing is an excellent surgical treatment option for osteoarthritis if you are healthy, younger, active and want to swiftly get back to a normal lifestyle.
Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive treatment for spinal fractures or spinal collapse due to osteoporosis or cancer. Kyphoplasty procedures are a combination of vertebroplasty and balloon catheter technology.
Minimally invasive hip surgery
Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure to treat certain mechanical conditions of the hip, particularly if you are young, active and suffering from hip pain. The surgery may help postpone or eliminate your need for future hip replacement surgery.
Minimally invasive osteoarthritis knee surgery
Minimally invasive knee surgery is an option if you have early- to mid-stage osteoarthritis. Using advanced technology, this procedure results in less scarring, less pain and a quicker recovery.
Orthopedic trauma and sports medicine care
With emergency services at every Sharp hospital and a Level II trauma center located in central San Diego, we have around-the-clock coverage for your orthopedic trauma care.
Our orthopedics team offers a variety of treatment options for osteoporosis, which can strengthen your bone structure and reduce your pain. And if additional care is needed, we have excellent surgical procedures that can help.
Spine and neck surgery program
With collaboration between our orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons, our spine surgery program offers a unique and comprehensive approach to treating disorders of the spine, including scoliosis, spinal tumors, spine trauma, spondylolisthesis and stenosis.
Total joint replacement program
Joint Endeavor®, Sharp's multidisciplinary team approach, includes active patient participation to achieve the best possible outcomes — so you can return home and recover quickly after hip or knee replacement surgery.
To treat spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis, vertebroplasty is a nonsurgical procedure that can reduce your pain and help you recover faster.
If you are a total joint replacement patient, we offer a four-week pharmacy management program to help you post surgery. Because you will be at high risk for developing blood clots, it is important for you to receive a blood-thinning medication after surgery. In most cases, your physician will recommend Coumadin® or its generic equivalent, warfarin.
In conjunction with your surgeon, a pharmacist will work with you daily while you are in the hospital to closely manage your medication dosages. After discharge, your blood work and warfarin dose will be monitored weekly, for four weeks, by our highly skilled pharmacy staff. The pharmacy will also be in communication with your physician regarding your status.
For hip patients, a nurse will visit you at home to collect your blood sample. For knee patients, the anticoagulation service coordinates blood collection during your physical therapy sessions so you only have to make one stop.
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"As a Sharp physician, I provide the highest quality of musculoskeletal care one person at a time."
"I want patients to understand that I am doing everything possible to ensure their well-being."
"I feel that the physician-patient relationship is collaboration in determining the best care for the patient."
"My goal is to improve the quality of life of patients who are limited by painful bone and/or joint disorders."
"The Sharp Experience means every patient gets unique and individualized high-quality care."