We provide care for all types of orthopaedic conditions. In this complex, changing field, the starting point isn't always obvious. Patients are often unsure if they need to see a specialist (or subspecialist), or if they will need advanced imaging procedures, such as MRI. They often wonder if physical therapy or medications can help, or if surgery is the best alternative.
We are here to help navigate this challenging process, and offer the best solution for each individual patient.
Most orthopaedic disorders do not require surgery. Great care starts with a comprehensive history, a complete physical examination, and basic X-rays. For many patients, the best approach may be to start with a musculoskeletal specialist who can initiate a customized treatment plan. These experts know when it is appropriate to involve other members of the team, including when there is a need for additional consultation and/or surgery.
Let our staff connect you with the right professional.
Alexakis, Peter MD
Cassandra L. Coleman, NP
Shahrzad Salarkia, NP
UCLA Orthopaedic Surgery
1250 16th Street, Suite 2100
Santa Monica, CA 90404