Joint Replacement | Torrance Memorial | South Bay

Joint Replacement

The end of shoulder, knee and hip pain begins at Torrance Memorial. One of the best joint replacement programs in Southern California that is available in the South Bay.

Our experience and expert orthopedic surgeons take the time to listen to your concerns and help you choose among a variety of treatment options that are right for you. Torrance Memorial Orthopedics performs nearly 2,100 joint replacements a year. Our multi-disciplinary team of experts include physicians, nurses, physician therapist, and pain management specialist, are dedicated to ensuring the best outcomes for you. Offering you a better experience, shorter hospital stay, less pain and a quicker recovery.

Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery

Sign up for your pre-operative joint replacement class and learn more about your surgery and hospital stay.

Prepare for Your Surgery

Joint Replacement Care Options


Torrance Memorial is home to more than 60 board-certified orthopedic doctors to provide comprehensive exams and diagnose causes of joint pain. Torrance Memorial has advanced imaging technologies and facilities to give our orthopedists the most accurate information to treat orthopedic injuries and conditions, offering convenience for patients needing X-ray imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and other imaging technologies.

The Torrance Memorial Orthopedic Joint Replacement program offers experienced and expert treatment for joint pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sports injuries, developmental dysplasia of the hip, avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis) and more.

Advanced Surgical Approach to Joint Replacement

Torrance Memorial Medical Center, clinics and physician offices provide advanced orthopedics care. Treatment options for reconstruction and replacement of hips, knees, ankles and shoulders may include:

  • Hip - minimally invasive hip replacement, total hip replacement (arthroplasty, anterior and lateral approach), Birmingham hip resurfacing (BHR)
  • Knee - minimally invasive, partial, and total knee replacement (arthroplasty), ACL and MCL reconstruction
  • Shoulder - partial shoulder replacement (hemiarthroplasty), reverse total shoulder replacement, total shoulder replacement (arthroplasty), shoulder resurfacing
  • Elbow - UCL reconstruction (Tommy John surgery)
  • Ankle - total ankle replacement

Prehab Program

Facing joint replacement surgery? We’ll help you prepare.

Torrance Memorial Medical Center has partnered with the Beach Cities Health District Center for Health & Fitness (CHF) to help you recover quickly from your surgery by preparing in advance. Our six-week prehabilitation program—led by medical exercise specialists and created by Torrance Memorial orthopedic surgeons, nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists—offers informational classes and exercise sessions specifically designed to help you prepare for your upcoming total joint replacement.

Learn more about the Prehab Program


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.

But be aware that the single most important participant in your health care team is... you!

Find Your Orthopedic Specialist

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