Orthopedic Resources

Learn more about your pain by checking out our ortho resources. You may also find treatment option recommendations.

Sports Medicine

We offer various treatment options for joint pain caused by sports injuries or other physical activities.

Knee Pain

Is knee pain keeping you from doing the things you love? Our orthopedic team can help, from diagnosis to recovery.

You Can Live an Active Life Without Pain

At Placentia-Linda Hospital, we want to help you live your best life without pain. Our competent orthopedic doctors in Orange County provide end-to-end treatment plans to help you get your mobility back as early as possible. Additionally, we have accommodating nurses, physical therapists, patient navigators and administrative staff you can rely on for support and guidance along the way. Whether you’re suffering from pain, a chronic condition or an injury, you can depend on us for expert, compassionate care.

Some of the orthopedic services we offer include:

  • Diagnostic tests and screenings for a wide variety of orthopedic conditions
  • Nonsurgical approaches to managing pain or treating injuries
  • Minimally invasive surgical procedures if necessary
  • Customized care plans suitable to your unique needs
  • Rehabilitation services to aid in recovery
  • Orthopedic classes and events for further knowledge and support

Designations of Placentia-Linda Hospital

Placentia-Linda Hospital is grateful to everyone who believes in our high-quality orthopedic services. Because of your trust and our orthopedic team’s commitment to compassionate care, one of our designations include:

  • Blue Distinction Center+ (BDC+) Designation for Knee and Hip Replacement

What Does Orthopedics Mean?

Orthopedics is a branch of medicine that focuses on diagnosing, treating and managing conditions concerning the musculoskeletal system. These include injuries, congenital disorders and chronic illnesses that affect the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons.

What Does an Orthopedic Doctor Do?

An orthopedic doctor has gone through years of education and clinical training to properly diagnose, treat, manage and prevent various conditions, illnesses and injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system. These doctors may subspecialize in the following areas:

  • Foot and ankle (podiatry)
  • Hand and upper extremity
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Musculoskeletal oncology (tumor)
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Spine surgery
  • Sports medicine and arthroscopy
  • Trauma surgery

What Conditions Do Our Orthopedic Doctors Treat?

Our orthopedic doctors in Placentia, CA, dedicate themselves to helping prevent, diagnose, manage and treat a long list of musculoskeletal conditions, illnesses and injuries, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Bone cancer
  • Bone fractures
  • Bone tumors
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Ligament, muscle or tendon injuries
  • Limb abnormalities (i.e., clubfoot and bowlegs)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Wrist pain

How Do Doctors Diagnose an Orthopedic Condition?

Firstly, an orthopedic doctor may ask about the signs and symptoms you experience, your medical history and family history and conduct a physical exam. Based on your medical assessment, an orthopedic doctor may perform or recommend further tests or screenings, which may include:

  • Blood tests
  • Bone scans
  • CT scans
  • MRI scans
  • X-rays
  • Ultrasounds

What Treatment Options Do We Offer?

Placentia-Linda Hospital offers both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for joint pain, injuries and other orthopedic conditions. Our doctors usually recommend nonsurgical treatment options first, trying out every possible approach before recommending surgery.

Nonsurgical Treatment Options

Some of the nonsurgical approaches that our orthopedic doctors may prescribe include the following:

  • Braces, boots, casts or sleeves
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescription medications
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Steroid injections
  • Ice or heat therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Ointments
  • Complementary therapies (i.e., acupuncture, yoga, etc.)

Surgical Treatment Options

When nonsurgical approaches are not enough to treat your pain or condition, our orthopedic doctors may recommend specific surgical treatment options depending on your case. These may include:

  • Joint replacement surgery (i.e., total or partial hip or knee replacement)
  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Bone grafting surgery
  • Fracture repair surgery
  • Spinal fusion
  • Other minimally invasive surgical options

When to See an Orthopedic Doctor in Placentia, CA

Schedule an appointment with an orthopedic doctor in Placentia, CA, if you experience any of the following signs and symptoms of a musculoskeletal condition:

  • Severe joint pain (which may come with other symptoms)
  • Stiff joints
  • Swelling or redness
  • Dull aches
  • Numbness or tingling of extremities

You may also visit an orthopedic doctor if you previously had surgery and still experience pain or difficulty or if you have received a diagnosis and want a second opinion.

Meanwhile, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room if you experience any of the following symptoms or conditions that may require immediate medical attention:

  • Dislocations
  • Exposed joints or fractures
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of consciousness

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with an orthopedic doctor in Placentia, CA, call 714-993-2000. To learn more about your condition or find support, attend some of our orthopedic classes or events through this link.

Find an Orthopedic Doctor

Please book a consultation with one of our doctors to diagnose or treat an orthopedic condition.