Orthopedic Surgery | Torrance Memorial | South Bay

Orthopedic Surgery

For expertise in orthopedic surgery, turn to Torrance Memorial. You’ll have access to fellowship-trained surgeons who’ve performed thousands of successful procedures and use less-invasive techniques to improve your experience and outcome. Look forward to specialized care for your joints at Lundquist Orthopedic Institute.

Arthroscopy: Less Invasive Surgery

Arthroscopy is an approach to surgery that uses an arthroscope—a thin tube with a light and camera. Instead of making a large incision to see inside your joint, the surgeon inserts the scope through a small incision. Your muscles and bones show up on a large monitor, and the high-definition images help your surgeon treat you very precisely.

Compared to surgery with a long incision, arthroscopy affects less healthy tissue. It’s safer and often allows you to return home the same day as treatment. That’s why Torrance Memorial surgeons offer minimally invasive care whenever possible.

Surgical Services

Expect high-quality treatment when you visit Torrance Memorial for a procedure on your foot, hand, hip and knee, shoulder and elbow, or spine.

Cartilage Restoration Surgery

Cartilage is the soft cushion between the ends of bones that meet in a joint. It allows smooth, painless movement. But this tissue can’t heal on its own after an injury. That’s why your doctor may recommend repairing it or regrowing it through an advanced, new type of treatment we’ve brought here to the South Bay.

Cartilage Restoration

Joint Replacement

This surgery relieves the chronic pain of osteoarthritis—breakdown of cartilage over time. Your surgeon exchanges a worn-out hip, knee, shoulder, or ankle for an implant that allows freer movement. When you choose Torrance Memorial for this care, you benefit from:

  • Advanced technology that ensures your new joint perfectly fits your unique anatomy and feels natural
  • Close guidance and support before and after surgery to help you achieve excellent long-term results
  • Minimally invasive options that let you go home the same day as surgery

Joint Replacement

Bloodless Surgery

Count on your surgeon to limit blood loss as much as possible. Surgery without a blood transfusion (donated blood) is safer and requires less recovery time. If you don’t want to receive donated blood, tell your surgeon when scheduling treatment.

Going Home

While you’re in the hospital, a case manager may visit you to plan for a safe return home. This professional helps make sure you have access to medical equipment and in-home care, if needed. Expect to learn about valuable local resources available for you and the loved ones caring for you.


After any surgical procedure, rehabilitation helps you return to your activities as soon as possible. Physical therapists ease pain and teach you how to safely regain strength and flexibility in your home or at the gym on our hospital campus. Occupational therapists focus on the skills and tools you need to take care of yourself and do daily tasks during recovery. Follow their advice carefully to experience the best long-term results.


Find Your Orthopedic Specialist

Call our free physician referral line or check our online directory to find an orthopedic specialist who meets your needs.


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