Meet the Team
Team Approach to Orthopedic Surgery
Torrance Memorial's orthopedic staff works alongside board certified orthopedic surgeons known for their expertise in performing the most complex, innovative and integrated surgeries. Our physician specialists adhere to the highest standard for orthopedic excellence, a key reason why Torrance Memorial Medical Center has been awarded Blue Distinction Center for delivering quality care.
The expertise of our orthopedic surgeons is a key factor contributing to our reputation for excellence. Our surgeons are all board-certified and have undergone advanced training in minimally invasive surgery. Collectively they perform more than 2,100 orthopedic procedures each year. Many have achieved peer recognition through awards, publication and other honors. Whether specializing in sports medicine, scoliosis, joint replacement, shoulder or upper extremities, each of our physicians is highly knowledgeable and skilled.
Road to Recovery
After having orthopedic surgery, it is important to make rehabilitation, including all appointments and related activities, a priority in your life. Full participation in rehab will help you recover quickly and will also increase the likelihood that you'll be happy with the results of the surgical procedure.
Torrance Memorial's highly trained rehabilitation services team is here to help you every step of the way. Our team includes skilled physical and occupational therapists who work to meet the individual needs of every patient in our on-site rehabilitation unit and gymnasium.
Physical and Occupational Therapy
At Torrance Memorial, our staff of well-trained physical and occupational therapists will assist you through your regular program of range of motion and muscle strengthening exercises. Their goal is to help every patient restore function, gain strength and manage pain, while also reducing stress, minimizing joint strain and conserving energy so you can heal well. Our therapists will help you learn the appropriate techniques for self-care, including proper grooming, bathing and dressing techniques for the period of time before you are able to move easily and normally.
During your hospital stay, you can expect to receive physical therapy twice a day and occupational therapy three times a week. Our therapists will help you and your family members learn the safest and easiest approaches to the activities of daily life, including how to sit and rise, get in and out of bed and how to use special adaptive equipment during your healing period.
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Taking Care of Your Needs
We have a case management staff, consisting of registered nurses and trained case managers, who work with patients and family members to help insure that your time in the hospital is productive and to help you get what you need for a safe recovery at home.
In order to assess your needs, the case management team will ask you a series of questions, including:
- Do you live alone?
- Will someone be there to assist in your care after hospital discharge?
- Are you planning on a home care agency prior to returning home?
- What equipment do you already have?
Our case management team will help evaluate your needs, discuss resources and benefits that are or may be available to you, answer important questions about your hospital stay and assist with your discharge plans.
Continuum of Care
Torrance Memorial has a dedicated orthopedic unit where patients receive the full continuum of care from a team of highly experienced orthopedic nurses and therapists. Every patient stays in a private room equipped with a television and cable access. We have an on-site, state-of-the-art gymnasium for physical therapy and rehabilitation.