Orthopaedic Expertise

At UCLA Health, our goal is to keep people moving. Our orthopaedic specialists are renowned for their medical expertise in joint replacement. We offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients throughout the world who have permanent and progressive musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.

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UCLA Health’s Orthopaedic Care: Why Choose Us?

We provide comprehensive orthopaedic care (from evaluation to rehabilitation therapy) that focuses on the unique needs and expectations of every patient.

Patients regularly seek out UCLA Health’s orthopaedic care because of our:

Orthopaedic accolades: The nation’s orthopaedic community recognizes the UCLA Joint Replacement Center as a leader in total joint arthroplasty (joint replacement surgery using artificial parts). UCLA orthopaedic surgeons performed the first hip arthroplasty in 1969. Our depth of experience and renowned expertise help us deliver the highest quality orthopaedic and joint replacement care.

Less-invasive treatment advances: We take the least-invasive treatment approach that makes sense for you. For example, our surgeons perform almost all foot and ankle outpatient surgeries using newly developed sedation techniques as alternatives to spinal, epidural and general anesthesia.

Innovative surgical options: UCLA neurosurgeons use sophisticated tools to make complex spine surgeries safer. An intraoperative scanner allows surgeons to create a 3D picture of a patient’s spine, which leads to a more precise surgery. Our specialists are among the regional leaders in complex joint replacement procedures and revision procedures for failed or failing implants.

Team approach: Our musculoskeletal specialists work together to come up with a treatment plan that addresses your orthopaedic issue and improves your life. In addition to providing the latest surgical solutions, we also coordinate physical therapy after surgery. We help you gain more body function and reclaim your sense of independence.

Online second opinions: Speak with one of our orthopaedic specialists from the comfort of your home. Our doctors provide second opinion consultations using secure video-conferencing technology, so you can decide whether traveling for orthopaedic care is right for you.

Our Orthopaedic Specialties

Our orthopaedic specialists diagnose and treat nearly all musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. We offer specialized programs that focus on:

  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Total joint replacement
  • Spine disorders
  • Sarcoma care

Common medical records needed for review

(Please note, additional records may be requested depending on diagnosis)

  • Medical Reports detailing diagnosis and any related medical/surgical treatment received
  • Imaging and reports (MRI, CT, X-Ray, etc)

How to get your records & scans to us:

  • Our Patient Navigation team will provide you with secure links to upload any medical reports/imaging.
  • Please note: If you have access to “Mychart” app, your outside hospital records may be able to link with UCLA. Please go to Mychart app, and link your local hospital with UCLA so we can share records. Medical records can be viewed, but not MRI/CT scans.