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"He has a very good resume, but that's all he has. He seems to be a very money hungry person that seems to run from one job to another without having any concern" of doing any type of effective job on a person. He put in the wrong size
button on me, on my left knee. I'm stuck for the rest of my life with a disability. It hurts for me just to walk down the steps. The specialist I consulted told me to do the whole left knee over. I try to live with it. He did a very poor job.

-Michael C.

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"It's incredible here! From the maintenance staff to the doctors and nurses to the physical therapists -- all of these people are just incredible, caring, and" provide wonderful treatment. They go above and beyond. The center is just stunning too. It feels like you are entering a resort when you go there. It feels like a five-star hotel.

-Jerry M.

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Orthopedics: Knees

Some orthopedic doctors specialize in the bones, muscles and tendons of the knee, from treating ACL tears and arthritis to performing knee replacement surgery.

Excess weight puts more pressure on weight-bearing joints, particularly the knees. This can eventually lead to knee replacement. (Photo by The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group)
Orthopedics - Knee & Leg

Does being overweight put you at higher risk of knee replacement surgery? Yes, but a small increase in activity and decrease in weight can make a difference.

As differences between men and women's knees are better understood, effective treatments can be targeted specific to women with knee pain, says Closkey. (Photo by Karen Geswein)
Orthopedics - Knee & Leg

Knee pain is a common problem that interferes with daily activity and women may be at a higher risk. One highly rated provider shares causes and solutions.

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Orthopedics - Knee & Leg

Knee injuries are the most common ailment that runners experience. If you run and experience pain, do you need a knee brace? What kind is best? What should you do first? Is a brace the best solution?

Matthew Brady
Orthopedics - Knee & Leg

As baby boomers desire to stay fit, hip and knee replacement surgeries are growing increasingly popular.

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Have they made orthotics for your shoes that distribute your weight better? 
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Knee Care reviews in Santa Barbara

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This guy is the Michelangelo of hip and knees. I have sent people to him and everyone raves about him. He is the best! The hospital that he works in is absolutely stunning too. You think you are going into a resort. It's been about a month since the surgery and the recovery is longer than I hoped, but when I went to see him a few weeks ago he said I am ahead of schedule in healing time.
- Jerry M.
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I have been going to him for about fifteen yes. I was a runner and had knee problems. He kept me going. He is very knowledgeable. He was able to tell me exactly what was wrong with my knee. He really seemed to know what he was doing. He told me what my options were and he never pushed me. I really appreciated the fact that he was honest to me. He is very personable and has a great bedside manner. When some of the staff in the hospital did some incorrect things for my care, he took care of everything. I felt that he was my advocate and was interested in my healthcare.
- Sallly B.
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My partial knee replacement collapsed causing a lot of pain and resulting in a crooked leg. Dr.
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was ready to simply dismiss the whole series of symptoms I was experiencing at the time. He recommended a "wait and see" approach despite my increasing amount of pain and inability to progress in Physical Therapy. I basically had to throw a fit before he'd recommend an MRI that revealed extensive damage to the other compartment in my knee. Based on the MRI findings I was told I needed a full knee replacement. Questions I should have asked: Why wasn't an MRI showing the full extent of the damage to my knee done before the Partial Knee replacement ? How long & painful will the recovery be ? Do you cut my ACL tendon for the full knee replacement. If so, why ? They tell you your ACL tendon is not necessary ( after the fact - if you happen to discover they've cut it ). I'm still in pain, daily, sometimes w/ each step, 4mths. post OP from the Full knee replacement. Dr.
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is now doing full knee replacements with a prosthesis that doesn't require cutting of the ACL tendon ... too late for me. His staff is hit or miss. Sometimes you get a good response, within a reasonable time frame (1 week or less). Other times no response at all to the message you've left. You rarely get a
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to call and actually speak to a person. I'm left w/ the feeling that the whole place is like a high-priced auto chop shop. That's certainly how I'm being treated. If you value personalized care, concentrated treatment based on individual cases, don't go to Dr.
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- Kathy T.
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never returned my call. Office refused to see me. Because of this I developed complication necessitating reduction of bone under anesthesia which could certainly have been avoided. I suffered more pain, a hospitalization and a large ded tale expense.
- Nancy H.
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|WOA is a typical busy group practice, with that bit of feeling like being on an assembly line. Staff is pleasant, but businesslike. Waits are not excessive. (That's one of the up sides to being businesslike.) Once when I was there and some people were waiting longer than usual, a staff person came out and made an announcement explaining the delay and which doctors were running late. I thought that was very considerate, even though I was not one of the people affected. I also liked that they didn't immediately see surgery as THE solution. Treatment seems to be helping. I have nothing to compare them to regarding pricing. I was pleased that my copay was discussed as part of treatment planning.
- Martha G.
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You can't even see my scars. The professionalism and office staff is all top notch. He makes sure you are not in pain while in rehab. I highly recommend him. Fly to Dallas and have him fix it. Only healthy people are in the building so you don't have to worry about infections. I was in a walker 5 hours after surgery. Stopped using that after about a week. Never used crutches or a cane. I hope I don't have to use them again in the future but I will if I break another bone.
- Dennis P.
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Dr.
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explained everything I needed to know prior to surgery, provided a class on preparation for the majoy surgery, and has his staff very well-trained to answer all our questions and be available for assistance. My recovery has been quick, easy, and without problems. My xray of the new hip joint is perfect. I am very satisfied with his skills, knowledge, and support staff. I look forward to his replacement of my knee in the future.
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- Karen A.
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He is a good doctor. He knows his stuff. I attended a program at a retirement community where he gave a talk where his patients would speak about their cases. It gave his patients an opportunity to learn from fellow patients about what to expect. He is very friendly and caring. About 50% of the crowd were previous patients who were eager to speak and it was all positive experiences.
- Julie S.

All Knee Replacement Surgeons in Santa Barbara, CA

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Alan Moelleken, MD

401 East Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara

Alta Orthopaedic Medical Group Inc

511 Bath St
Santa Barbara

Andrew M Blecher MD

6815 Noble Ave
Van Nuys

Ayaz Biviji MD

1310 W Stewart Dr
Orange

Barnett, Dr. Lawrence S.

280 S Main St
Orange

Barry, Dr. Philip L.

227 W Janss Rd
Thousand Oaks

Berger, Dr. Richard A.

1611 W Harrison St

Beverly Hills Orthopedic Group

120 S Spalding Dr.
Beverly Hills

Billoups Innovative Healthcare Solutions

9663 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD
Beverly Hills

Blessed Orthopedic Physical Therapy

3916 Sepulveda Blvd Ste 204
Culver City

Body Concierge

33669 Date Palm Dr

Caillouette, Dr. James T

22 Corporate Plaza Dr
Newport Beach

Callahan, Sean K.

412 W Carroll St
Glendora

Chris Mellano MD

23600 Telo Ave Suite 180
Torrance

Coast Spine and Sports Medicine Santa Ana

902 N Grand Ave Ste 202
Santa Ana

Desert Prosthetics and Orthotics Group

68860 Perez
Cathedral City

Dietrick, Dr. Todd B.

800 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena

Dietz, Dr. Adam R.

19950 Rinaldi St
Northridge

Dillin, Dr. William H.

301 N Lake Ave
Pasadena

Dr. STEVEN SAMPSON D O

1301 20TH ST
Santa Monica

Ehrhart, Dr. Kevin M

2020 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica

Empire Orthopedic Center

900 E Washington St
Colton

Eric S Millstein, MD

2080 Century Park East
Los Angeles

Falkinstein, Dr. Yuri

2625 W Alameda Ave
Burbank

Feder, Dr. Keith S.

1200 Rosecrans Ave
Manhattan Beach

Fischer, Dr. Scott P.

280 S Main St
Orange

Friedman, Dr. Rory J.

1045 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach

Gallivan, Dr. William R

2324 Bath St
Santa Barbara

Garland, Dr. Douglas E.

2760 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach

Gersten, Dr. Larry M.

24331 El Toro Rd
Laguna Woods

Gilbert, Dr. Paul

39 Congress St
Pasadena

Gilbert, Dr. Paul K.

637 S Lucas Ave
Los Angeles

Greater Long Beach Surgery Center

4300 Long Beach blvd. Suite 150

Griffin Medical Group Inc

1650 Adams Ave
Costa Mesa

Hammond, Dr. Gareth W.

3771 Katella Ave
Los Alamitos

HANDI-RAMP INC.

510 North AVE

Hooman M. Melamed, M.D.

13160 Mindanao Way
Marina Del Rey

John Kayvanfar MD

40005 10th St W
Palmdale

Kaiser Permanente

12200 Bellflower Blvd
Downey

Kaiser Permanente

4950 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles

Kaiser Permanente - Baldwin Park Medical Center

1011 Baldwin Park Blvd
Baldwin Park

Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park

1011 Baldwin Park Blvd
Baldwin Park

Kelly, Dr. Steven

40949 Winchester Rd
Temecula

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic

6801 Park Ter
Los Angeles

Kharrazi, Dr. F Daniel

6801 Park Ter
Los Angeles

Kumar, Dr. John

9353 E Imperial Hwy
Downey

Legacy MD

Corona

Leka, Dr. Tesfaye W.

3932 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach

Mandelbaum, Dr. Burt

2020 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica

Marandola, Dr. Michael S.

26401 Crown Valley Pkwy
Mission Viejo

Mclennan, Dr. Jon G

81719 Dr Carreon Blvd
Indio

MD Orthopedics Inc

13833 Ventura Blvd # 206
Sherman Oaks

Mealer, Dr. William J.

400 S Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach

Meditours

1055 Gibson Rd

Meier, Dr. Steven W.

8641 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

Memorial Orthopedic Sgcl Grp

2760 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach

Mikulak, Dr. Stephen A.

360 San Miguel Dr
Newport Beach

Morris Baumgarten, MD

931 Buena Vista St
Duarte

Newman, Dr. Mark A.

351 Hospital Rd
Newport Beach

Newport Orthopedic Institute

22 Corporate Plaza Dr
Newport Beach

Ng, Dr. Patricia L

301 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena

Nicola, Dr. Frederic G.

13160 Mindanao Way
Venice

Olympic Orthopedic Group

40005 10th St W and 16573 Ventura Blvd
Palmdale

Pace, Dr. Robert C.

521 E Elder St
Fallbrook

Patel, Dr. Sachin K.

2776 N Garey Ave
Pomona

Pearson & Nelms MDs

5333 Hollister Ave
Santa Barbara

Percival, Dr. Herbert W.

2486 N Ponderosa Dr
Camarillo

Playa Physical Therapy

13163 Fountain Park Dr Apt 100
Playa Vista

Rajagopalan, Dr Bal M.

9033 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

Regenerative Orthopedic Clinic

2361 S Azusa Ave
West Covina

Richard J. Spelts, DO

375 Rolling Oaks Dr
Thousand Oaks

Ries, Dr. Michael D

500 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco

Roach, Dr. Michael

7117 Brockton Ave
Riverside

Rounaghi, Dr. Amir

15725 Whittier Blvd
Whittier

Rumack, Dr. William A.

7345 Medical Center Dr
West Hills

Ryu, Dr. Richard K. N.

2936 De La Vina St
Santa Barbara

Samson, Dr. Marc A.

1245 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles

Santa Monica Orthopedic Group

2020 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica

Sharp Treatment of South Bay

2557 Pacific Coast Hwy
Torrance

Shepard, Dr. Michael

280 S Main St
Orange

Shields Jr, Dr. Clarence L.

6801 Park Ter
Los Angeles

Shields, Dr. Clarence L

6801 PARK TERRACE DR
Los Angeles

Sinha, Dr. Raj K.

47 647 Caleo Bay
La Quinta

Solhpour, Dr. Shahram

100 E Valencia Mesa Dr
Fullerton

SOUTHCOAST MEDICAL CENTER

2100 Douglas Blvd
Roseville

Spelts, Dr. Richard J.

6815 Noble Ave
Van Nuys

Spine Institute

2811 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica

Steele, Dr. Bradley E.

9400 Rosecrans Ave
Bellflower

Stetson, Dr. Wiilliam B.

191 S Buena Vista St
Burbank

Steve A. Mora MD

725 W La Veta Ave
Orange

Steven Pearson MD

5333 Hollister Ave
Santa Barbara

Summit Surgery Center

231 West Pueblo Street
Santa Barbara

Suzuki, Dr. Stephen

6800 Brockton Ave
Riverside

Tchejeyan, Dr. Gregory H.

2100 Lynn Rd
Thousand Oaks

Tedros Amanios MD

21263 ERWIN ST
Woodland Hills

The WalkEZstore.com

2309 West Smith Valley Road

Thomas, Dr. Lynn

6405 Day St
Riverside

Van Der Reis, Dr. William L.

653 Camino De Los Mares
San Clemente

Ventura Orthopedics Oxnard

2221 Wankel Way
Oxnard

Vivie Therapy

8818 Saturn Street
Los Angeles

Wilker, Dr. Moshe

11980 san vicente blvd
Los Angeles

Yacoubian, Dr. Shahan V.

2625 W Alameda Ave
Burbank

Yun, Dr. Andrew

2001 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica

Zeman, Dr. Craig

2221 Wankel Way
Oxnard
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