DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine deals with injury and disease of the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Orthopedists are often sought after for joint problems, but they also treat diseases of the nervous system, such as, muscular dystrophy and Cerebral Palsy. An emerging field of orthopedics is Sports Medicine, which is composed of board certified orthopedic surgeons who deal with sports and exercise-related injuries.

Orthopedics covers a wide variety of injuries to the musculoskeletal system, including acute injuries and chronic problems. The treatment of a patient is dependent on the age, the orthopedic condition, and how the condition was acquired, and the patient's lifestyle. Because there are many conditions to treat, orthopedists use a variety of physical, medical and rehabilitative methods to treat patients.

Enormous strides have been made with the development of artificial joints, bone replacement materials, and the advancements in plastics and metal technology, allowing orthopedists to mimic the natural functions of bones, joints and ligaments. Orthopedists can now achieve greater accuracy in restoring damaged parts to their original range of motion. The La Peer Orthopedic surgeons also carry out clinical trials and research into various aspects of this medical area, so that we can improve personal service to our patients in the future and provide medically advanced treatments at the same time.

La Peer Health Systems was also named one of the 100 Greatest Places To Work by Becker's ASC Review. The list is compiled through nominations and editorial research and places are chosen based on benefits, wellness initiatives, development opportunities, and overall work environment.

Leaps and bounds adjustment have been made in arthroscopic surgeries which allows decreased recovery time, less anesthesia administered and fewer incisions are made. Conditions treated and procedures performed at La Peer Health Systems include:

Orthopedic Conditions

  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Fractures
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Spinal Injury and Diseases
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Stress Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Torn Tendons & Ligaments

Orthopedic Procedures

La Peer Health Systems employs the most comprehensive, adept and well-trained orthopedic physicians. We can assure you that not only do our nurses and doctors provide top quality health care and emotional support, but they also take pride in treating your condition and giving you informed advice on how it should be managed.

If you have joint pain, have recently been injured, or have other orthopedic related problems, please contact our Beverly Hills orthopedic surgeons right away at (855) 360-9119.

For more information please visit our Knee Surgery Center of Excellence website, our Hip Surgery Center of Excellence website, and our Shoulder Surgery Center of Excellence website!

La Peer Health Systems – Department of Orthopedics/Sports Medicine

8920, Wilshire Blvd #101
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(855) 360-9119
support@lapeerhealth.com


Recent Orthopedic Surgery Blogs

Why Pool Days Are Important for Your Health

A 16-month-old baby who can swim laps on her own gained notoriety when her father posted a clip of her swimming independently on YouTube. ... read more »

Achilles Tendon Does Not Repair Itself When Injured

Achilles tendon damage can be catastrophic, especially to professional athletes and active individuals. ... read more »

5 Ways to Help Prevent Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is a condition in which chronic wear/tear or acute injury breaks down the cartilage in a joint. Cartilage is a smooth, protective tissue that stabilizes and lubricates.... read more »

What to Expect After Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Arthroscopic knee surgery, or knee arthroscopy, is an advanced minimally invasive technique commonly used to repair damaged ligaments.... read more »

Alex Rodriguez’s Arthroscopy Surgery for Hip Impingement

Though hip surgery may have been an extensive and painful procedure in the past, advances in minimally invasive techniques have improved outcomes and reduced recovery time for patients with hip problems.... read more »

Charlie Daniels Has Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery

It looks like the Charlie Daniels' Band will be without its legendary fiddle playing for the near future. Legendary singer, guitarist, and fiddler Charlie Daniels underwent successful rotator cuff repair surgery on the morning of Monday, December 17.... read more »

Hand Fracture in the News: Timberwolves Kevin Love

In a primetime game against the Denver Nuggets, star power forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Kevin Love, rose up to the basket and came crashing down in pain... read more »

LCL Injury in the News: Robert Griffin III (RG3)

A scary knee injury usually knocks a football player out for a season, but apparently Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III escaped major knee injuries like would-be tacklers.... read more »

Maria Quiban of Good Day L.A. Has Knee Surgery at La Peer

A lot of patients undergo routine surgeries at La Peer Health Systems each day, but when a television personality schedules one for live TV, the surgery may be routine but the patient is not... read more »

I Tore My Rotator Cuff, Now What?

The rotator cuff is the group of four tendons and muscles that surround the shoulder joint... read more »

Orthopedic's Take on Olympic Weightlifter's Dislocated Elbow

A recent high profile weightlifting accident occurred at the Olympics, during which a previous gold medal winner suffered a gruesome-looking... read more »

ACI and Osteochondritis Dissecans Treatment During Same Procedure

The ability to accomplish more than one task can be very helpful to an orthopedic surgeon, and perhaps most importantly, to patients.... read more »

Orthopedist’s Take on Blake Griffin’s Knee Injury

The Los Angeles Clippers star should be ready for the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season... read more »

ACL Surgery and Recovery Have Come a Long Way

Modern medical technologies have revolutionized the treatment and recovery for torn anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL)... read more »

How We Treat Arthritis in Its Various Forms

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. Joints are areas where two bones meet... read more »

Home Treatment Options for Sprains

Almost everyone has suffered a sprain at some point. Whether it’s the rolling of an ankle, a shoulder sprain, or a knee sprain, we have all experienced a sprained joint... read more »

Risk Factors for Stress Fractures

A stress fracture is an incomplete broken bone caused by unusual or repeated stress and/or continuous weight bearing on the leg or ankle... read more »

NFL Players Undergo Arthroscopic Surgery Before Season

A pair of NFL players are having arthroscopic knee surgery performed this week, and both might not miss any regular season games... read more »

Get to Know the Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Orthopedics focuses on diagnosing and treating conditions of the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system is comprises of the bones... read more »

Tips for Preventing Knee and Shoulder Injuries

The knee and shoulder are two of the body’s most important joints. Not so coincidentally, they are also two of the most injury-prone joints... read more »

Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive orthopedic surgical procedure. Sometimes referred to as arthroscopy, arthroscopy surgery is performed both to evaluate and treat orthopedic conditions... read more »

Baseball Players and Shoulder Injuries

Should pain is a common problem for baseball players. The throwing motion used in baseball is unnatural and causes great strain on throwing... read more »

Pain Reliever For The Knee

Researchers recently studied 54 clinical trials and found that injecting hyaluronic acid into the knee offers better pain relief than acetaminophen, anti-inflammatory drugs... read more »

Serious Injuries for Olympic Athletes

With the 30th Summer Olympic Games in London, England fast approaching, our Beverly Hills orthopedic surgeons at La Peer would like to point out some common injuries associated with Olympic athletes... read more »

Broken Bones

There is only so much strain that our bones are willing to handle, but athletes succeed by pushing those boundaries to their limit... read more »

Top 5 running related injuries

There are plenty of benefits of running. Danish researchers found that those who run at least an hour a week add an average of six years to their life... read more »

Females Are 4 to 8 Times More at Risk Than Men To Suffer ACL Injury

With the increased popularity of women’s sports and the new generation of aspiring female athletes, there has been a rise in female sports... read more »

Artificial hips don't slow this doctor down

Despite a double hip replacement surgery six years ago, La Peer Health Systems anesthesiologist, Dr. Calvin Johnson, is just as mobile... read more »

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Doctors

Joseph Isaacson
Joseph Isaacson, MD
Dr. Isaacson has lived in California most of his life. He earned his undergraduate degree from University of California, Santa Barbara and his medical degree. readmore
Melvin H Nutig
Melvin H. Nutig, MD
Dr. Nutig has had a long and distinguished career in orthopedic surgery, and he is proud of his position as one of the senior members of the Beverly Hills Orthopedic Group. readmore
Peter Newton
Peter Newton, MD
Address: 8641 WILSHIRE BLVD., SUITE 205 Beverly Hills, CA, 90211
Office#: (310) 276-5293
Email: support@lapeerhealth.org
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Jason Snibbe
Jason Snibbe, MD
Dr. Jason Snibbe is a board certified, orthopedic surgeon practicing in Beverly Hills. He specializes in reconstruction of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. readmore
Andrew Weiss
Andrew Weiss, MD
Andrew B. Weiss, M.D. A Los Angeles native, Andrew Weiss, M.D. graduated from the Harvard School and then left Southern California to attend college and play soccer at the University of Pennsylvania. readmore
Eric Millstein
Eric Millstein, MD
Dr. Millstein was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He completed his undergraduate studies with honors in mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania readmore
Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia
Sonu Ahluwalia, MD
Dr. Ahluwalia is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and is a fellow of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. readmore
Rajan Patel
Rajan Patel, MD
Dr. Patel grew up in Orange County and graduated from University of California at Berkeley with honors with a degree in molecular cell biology with an emphasis readmore
Dr. Steven Meier
Steven Meier, MD
Dr. Meier is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine including care of the shoulder and knee as well as the elbow, hip and ankle.readmore