The orthopedic surgeons of OrthoNorcal Orthopedic Specialists have combined their skilled training and experience to treat a multitude of orthopedic conditions and injuries for patients in Campbell, Capitola, Los Gatos, San Jose, Watsonville, and throughout Northern California. Our ten specialists are distinguished for their work in every orthopedic subspecialty, including spine care, sports medicine, total joint replacement, pediatric orthopedics, orthopedic trauma, and fracture management. With compassion and expertise, Northern California Orthopedic Specialists' doctors are dedicated to providing you with the advanced, individualized care that you deserve.
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Helping my patients improve their function and return to their normal, active lives is what makes me the happiest about my profession.”Nicholas A. Abidi, M.D.
Helping patients get back to their active lifestyle is what keeps me coming to work every day.”Nathaniel P. Cohen, M.D.
I enjoy working in partnership with my patients toward reaching their goals.”Christian S. Heywood, M.D.
Being an orthopedic doctor and helping my patients achieve a successful outcome is why I wake up every day.”Ronald Joseph, M.D.
I understand that a child is the most important thing in the world to a parent, so I try to be aware of this parent-child bond when providing pediatric care.”Jeffrey S. Kanel, M.D., M.S.
I find the greatest satisfaction in forming personal relationships with my patients and seeing them continue to function at a high level.”Edward C. Littlejohn, M.D.
Helping patients maintain vitality and participation in sports and recreation throughout life is a particular passion of mine."Kevin R. Murray, M.D., M.S.
I enjoy returning my patients and patient-athletes back to the activities or sports they love.”Peter M. Reynolds, M.D.
Seeing my patients smile after treating their injury or condition is what motivates me to become even more skilled and educated every day.”Varqa Rouhipour, M.D.
I'm in this field to make a positive difference in my patients' lives.”Randall E. Seago, M.D.
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Whether you’re sitting, standing, walking, or bending, your hips are a fundamental component of your daily life. Connecting the thighbone to the trunk, the hip consists of a cup-and-ball-like joint that allows for a great deal of motion in a variety of directions. People of varying ages and lifestyles are susceptible to dozens of different hip conditions and diseases, including osteoarthritis and bursitis.
At OrthoNorcal Orthopedic Specialists, our hip surgeons have sophisticated training and experience in performing highly specialized hip procedures. Common procedures our hip surgeons perform include total hip replacement, hip revision, total hip arthroplasty, anterior hip replacement, hip impingement surgery, hip labral repair, and hip fracture treatment. Please note that our hip surgeons are proficient in using the latest surgical methods, including minimally invasive techniques.
The knee is a joint that unites the thigh with the rest of the leg and is a system of moving parts consisting of cartilage, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The knee is also a hinge that provides our body with the strength to run, squat, jump, and turn. However, the knee is vulnerable to a number of injuries and conditions because of its inability to rotate in every direction.
At OrthoNorcal Orthopedic Specialists, our orthopedic knee surgeons have extensive education and training in performing specialized knee procedures. Common techniques our knee surgeons perform include total knee replacement, knee revision, total knee arthroplasty, partial knee arthroplasty, meniscal repair, ACL and PCL reconstruction, ligament repair and reconstruction, and cartilage repair and transplantation among many others.
The spine is one of the most complicated and significant systems in the human body. Areas of the spine consist of the lumbar region of the lower back, the thoracic region of the middle back, and the cervical region of the neck. The back and neck are the greatest sources of pain and discomfort in the body. In fact, most people will experience back pain in the lumbar region at some point in their life.
OrthoNorcal Orthopedic Specialists' orthopedic spine surgeons are dedicated to providing an operative and nonoperative approach in treating your acute and chronic spinal conditions. Our spine surgeons strive to offer the highest level of care for the back and neck that helps restore function, reduce discomfort, and prevent further injury. Education, physical therapy, aquatic therapy, medication, exercise, ultrasound, and spinal injections are often utilized as nonsurgical options in relieving spine pain.
Most spine injuries and conditions can be effectively treated through conservative techniques. However, if surgery is absolutely necessary to ensure a complete recovery, our spine surgeons are able to offer the latest advancements in state-of-the-art spine surgery that promotes an effective return to active living. Common spinal procedures our spine surgeons perform include cervical and lumbar spine fusions; artificial disk replacement; cervical, thoracic, and lumbar laminectomy; cervical, thoracic, and lumbar corpectomy; treatment of congenital scoliosis; treatment of adult scoliosis and spinal deformity; treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis; and kyphoplasty.
Due to their dynamic nature, sports injuries require specialized methods of treatment. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a high school, college, or professional athlete and obtain an injury, you need to see an orthopedic surgeon or specialist with the highest level of training and experience in sports medicine.
At OrthoNorcal Orthopedic Specialists, our sports medicine surgeons take a team approach in helping you return to your favorite sports and activities. Our specialty-trained orthopedic surgeons are dedicated to restoring activity after an array of sports injuries, including torn ligaments (ACL and MCL), torn cartilage (meniscus), joint instability, muscle weakness, sprains, and fractures. Common procedures our sports medicine team often performs include knee arthroscopy, arthroscopic ACL reconstruction, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, multiligament knee reconstruction, and arthroscopic treatment of shoulder, elbow, and hip injuries. Our sports medicine surgeons’ training and knowledge is focused on one single goal: to get you back in the game as swiftly and safely as possible!
The elbow is a hinge joint that connects the humerus bone of the upper arm to the radius and ulna bones of the lower arm through a complicated system of muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Elbow injuries come in many forms and can unfavorably affect people of all ages and lifestyles. Common elbow conditions include overuse injuries like tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and tendinitis to diseases such as arthritis and cubital tunnel syndrome.
At OrthoNorcal Orthopedic Specialists, our specialty-trained and experienced elbow surgeons are recognized as leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of elbow injuries and conditions. They provide an extraordinary base of shared knowledge with advanced surgery and treatment methods for patients in Silicon Valley and throughout OrthoNorcal.
Frequent surgical procedures our elbow surgeons perform include cubital tunnel release (for cubital tunnel syndrome), elbow replacement, total elbow arthroplasty, medial epicondyletcomy (golfer’s elbow), lateral epicondylitis debridement (tennis elbow), elbow ligament reconstruction, ulnar nerve transposition, and osteochondritis dissecans. Please be assured that although highly skilled in using the latest surgical methods, our elbow surgeons always consider using nonsurgical methods to restore your health first.
The shoulder is comprised of the clavicle (collarbone), scapula (shoulder blade), and humerus (upper arm bone), as well as numerous muscles, ligaments, and tendons. We utilize our shoulders for both mobility and stability, including lifting, pushing, and pulling. The shoulder is a common source of aches and pains, often the result of repetitive motion used in sports, at work, or during daily activities. Orthopedic injuries and conditions associated with shoulder discomfort range from tendinitis, arthritis, and bursitis to fractures, rotator cuff injuries, and instabilities.
At OrthoNorcal Orthopedic Specialists, our specialty-trained and experienced shoulder surgeons are recognized as leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries and conditions. They provide an extraordinary base of shared knowledge with advanced surgery and treatment methods for patients in Silicon Valley and throughout OrthoNorcal.
Common surgical procedures our shoulder surgeons perform include arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic labral repair, total shoulder replacement, reverse total shoulder replacement, complex fracture repair, biceps tendon repair, and shoulder resurfacing among many other techniques. Please be assured that although highly skilled in using the latest surgical methods, our shoulder surgeons always consider using nonoperative methods to restore your health first.
Combined, the human foot and ankle contain more than 26 bones and 40 joints, and the average person takes 10,000 steps per day. The ankle is a highly intricate structure that works in unison with the foot to help support our body weight, allow us to stand, walk or run, and move and flex in a variety of ways. When the ankle is injured, it often requires highly specialized treatment to restore maximum function and movement.
At OrthoNorcal Orthopedic Specialists, our expert ankle surgeon has extensive training in performing specialized techniques for treating ankle conditions. Common ankle procedures our orthopedic surgeon often performs include Achilles tendon surgery, tendon transfer of the foot and ankle, tendon repair, implant surgery, lateral and medial ligament reconstruction and ankle joint replacement. From operative to nonoperative ankle care, the OrthoNorcal Orthopedic Specialists ankle doctor provides a unique treatment plan focused on restoring your function.
The hands and wrists consist of dozens of bones and joints, as well as ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, and cartilage that work together to allow for the required mobility of the hand to perform routine, everyday tasks. The frequency in which we use our hands makes them prone to injuries, dislocations, and fractures. Repetitive motions while at work or participating in activities can lead to tendinitis, arthritis, or carpal tunnel syndrome. Those who suffer from a hand or wrist injury or condition see a great effect on their work, play, and even in their daily tasks. Repetitive motions while at work or participating in activities can lead to tendinitis, arthritis, or carpal tunnel syndrome.
At OrthoNorcal Orthopedic Specialists, our specialty-trained orthopedic wrist surgeon provides highly specialized care and treatment for injuries and conditions of the hand and wrist. This care includes, but is not limited to, tendon and nerve repair, carpal tunnel release (for carpal tunnel syndrome), De Quervain’s release, trigger finger release, ganglion excision, arthroplasty of the wrist, tendon and nerve reconstruction, compression and congenital reconstruction, and fracture repair.
Orthopedic trauma is a subspecialty that deals with a broad range of acute bone, joint, and soft-tissue injuries that occur following a traumatic incident, such as a car accident or a fall, which differentiates trauma from chronic conditions, such as degenerative hip pain or long-term back pain. These can range from minor fractures and muscle strains to serious or even life-threatening injuries.
When an orthopedic surgeon specializes in this area, it means he or she has received extensive additional training in the rapid and accurate diagnosis of acute musculoskeletal injuries. In addition, a trauma specialist will generally have more experience with these types of injuries, which when combined with the additional training, can mean a better outcome for the patient.
At OrthoNorcal Orthopedic Specialists, we understand how important it is for children to receive the highest level of care and compassion, with the upmost concern. Our gentle and caring pediatric orthopedic doctor is highly skilled and experienced in the treatment of complex pediatric injuries and conditions. He always strives to approach treatment through conservative methods. However, if surgery is necessary for your child to recover with the best results, please be assured that our pediatric specialist uses the safest and latest surgical methods, proven to restore function and mobility.
Determining whether to undergo total joint replacement and revision surgery is a big decision, but one that can result in improved function and mobility. Joint replacement surgery entails replacing a diseased joint—most commonly the hip, knee, or shoulder—with a well-designed and functional artificial implant. Joint replacement surgery is a necessary procedure when considerable cartilage loss occurs in your joint, causing bone-on-bone friction, debilitation, and overbearing pain. Additionally, revision joint replacement surgery is required when there's an infection in the replaced joint, instability in an implanted joint, or when a worn-down artificial joint needs to be replaced and improved.
At OrthoNorcal Orthopedic Specialists, our team of total joint replacement surgeons is committed to ensuring the best possible course of treatment and outcome for you. Our surgeons have specialized training and experience in diseases and injuries of the hip, knee, and shoulder joints that may require reconstruction or replacement. Whether you require total hip arthroplasty, total hip replacement, hip revision, total knee arthroplasty, partial knee arthroplasty, knee revision, total shoulder arthroplasty, total shoulder replacement, total shoulder resurfacing, shoulder revision or ankle joint replacement, the OrthoNorcal Orthopedic Specialists joint replacement surgeons provide the most advanced, minimally invasive techniques that will help restore your function and mobility.
Additionally, recent technological advancements in joint replacement and revision surgery have allowed our orthopedic surgeons to provide better outcomes and quicker recovery times for our patients. Examples of these developments include more durable implants, less invasive surgical techniques such as anterior hip replacement, and enhanced implant designs.
The joint replacement doctors and assisting staff of OrthoNorcal Orthopedic Specialists provide state-of-the-art pre and postoperative care, as well as long-term follow-up care. Please be assured that our team of doctors always strives to use conservative treatment methods to help safely return you to activity before considering surgery.
OrthoNorcal Orthopedic Specialists began when ten local doctors sought to combine their shared expertise to form a premier orthopedic practice focused on providing the community with specialty orthopedic care. Our practice is a full-service provider of comprehensive bone, joint, and muscle care, with four state-of-the-art facilities located across Silicon Valley and the South Bay region. From spine to ankle, total joint replacement to pediatrics and sports medicine, our team of orthopedic specialists is dedicated to getting you active again.
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