Frequently Asked Questions

SPINE CARE & TREATMENTS

    • What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

      Minimally Invasive Surgery is surgery using a variety of techniques to operate more efficiently, making smaller and less incisions. Our surgeons specialize in minimally invasive procedure strongly believe and have witness fewer complications, re-injury and accelerated recovery period. The newest form of minimally invasive surgery is robotic surgery, READ ALL ABOUT IN OUR “LATEST NEWS & BLOGS” section.

      Our patients now have access to our state of the art, Doctor’s Outpatient Center and our Concierge Suites, Le Prive, to recover in peace and 360 view of the beautiful sunny Los Angeles. For your convenience we also offer a list of friendly neighboring hotels & motels for your convenience.

    • The surgical decision

      Your physician will recommend treatment options, but only you can decide whether surgery is right for you. Be sure to consider all the risks and benefits before making your decision..

    • Who performs the procedure?

      Your orthopedic surgeon will perform the surgery. Ask your care team about their training or for a follow up appointment to ask questions. We are dedicated in providing our patients with thorough answers to address concerns and determine the next best steps.

  • What happens before surgery?

    Typically, patients will prepare for surgery with pre-operative studies (ex: blood test, electrocardiogram, chest X-ray) several days before surgery.In the doctor’s office, you will sign consent and other forms so that the surgeon knows your medical history (allergies, medicines/vitamins, bleeding history, anesthesia reactions, previous surgeries).

    Discuss all medications (prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal supplements) you are taking with your healthcare provider. Some medications need to be continued or stopped the day of surgery.

    Stop taking all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (Naprosyn, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Aleve, etc.) and blood thinners (Coumadin, Plavix, etc.) 1 to 2 weeks before surgery as directed by the doctor. Additionally, stop smoking and chewing tobacco immediately. Please be advised that drinking alcohol 1 week before and 2 weeks after surgery because these activities can cause bleeding problems. Typically no food or drink is permitted past midnight the night before surgery.

    Your care team and surgery scheduler will be in contact with you throughout your journey to ensure comfort and understanding prior to your surgery as well as post-operatively.

    Morning of surgery

    For additional questions, concerns or inquiries, we are pleased to assist you further at Ph: (310) 746 5918 or email us below.

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ORTHO & SPORTS CARE & TREATMENTS

    • What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

      Minimally Invasive Surgery is surgery using a variety of techniques to operate more efficiently, making smaller and less incisions. Our surgeons specialize in minimally invasive procedure strongly believe and have witness fewer complications, re-injury and accelerated recovery period. The newest form of minimally invasive surgery is robotic surgery, READ ALL ABOUT IN OUR “LATEST NEWS & BLOGS” section.

      Our patients now have access to our state of the art, Doctor’s Outpatient Center and our Concierge Suites, Le Prive, to recover in peace and 360 view of the beautiful sunny Los Angeles. For your convenience we also offer a list of friendly neighboring hotels & motels for your convenience.

    • The surgical decision

      Your physician will recommend treatment options, but only you can decide whether surgery is right for you. Be sure to consider all the risks and benefits before making your decision..

    • Who performs the procedure?

      Your orthopedic surgeon will perform the surgery. Ask your care team about their training or for a follow up appointment to ask questions. We are dedicated in providing our patients with thorough answers to address concerns and determine the next best steps.

  • What happens before surgery?

    Typically, patients will prepare for surgery with pre-operative studies (ex: blood test, electrocardiogram, chest X-ray) several days before surgery.In the doctor’s office, you will sign consent and other forms so that the surgeon knows your medical history (allergies, medicines/vitamins, bleeding history, anesthesia reactions, previous surgeries).

    Discuss all medications (prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal supplements) you are taking with your healthcare provider. Some medications need to be continued or stopped the day of surgery.

    Stop taking all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (Naprosyn, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Aleve, etc.) and blood thinners (Coumadin, Plavix, etc.) 1 to 2 weeks before surgery as directed by the doctor. Additionally, stop smoking and chewing tobacco immediately. Please be advised that drinking alcohol 1 week before and 2 weeks after surgery because these activities can cause bleeding problems. Typically no food or drink is permitted past midnight the night before surgery.

    Your care team and surgery scheduler will be in contact with you throughout your journey to ensure comfort and understanding prior to your surgery as well as post-operatively.

    Morning of surgery

    For additional questions, concerns or inquiries, we are pleased to assist you further at Ph: (310) 746 5918 or email us below.

PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION TREATMENTS

    • Are there alternatives to surgery or painkillers for chronic back pain?

      While standard medicine may have steered you towards a surgical treatment or prescribed painkillers so you can make it through the day in comfort, these treatments have serious drawbacks. Alternative treatments can be effective in reducing pain, restoring function, and increasing your quality of life. At Full Range Ortho, we offer a full range of the most advanced alternatives to assist patients to recover, restore motion, and heal.

    • What non-invasive treatments are available to treat musculoskeletal conditions?

      Damaged knees, shoulders, wrists, and elbows are a common problem. Whether the result of an activity or sport, resolving the problem effectively is critical. While there are surgical options to treat painful conditions, modern orthopedic treatments have come to the forefront in treating many of these injuries or conditions. Non-invasive, non-surgical treatments are available for joint pain, disc herniation, torn ligaments, meniscus tears, sciatica, tendonitis or tendinosis, and a full range of sports injuries such as tennis elbow and impact-related conditions such as whiplash and many others.

    • What is a physiatrist?

      A physiatrist is a physician certified in the medical specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. This branch of medicine is often called “sports medicine,” as professional athletes call upon physiatrists to seek alternatives to surgery and get back to peak performance as quickly as possible. In fact, this medical specialty is available to all patients suffering a musculoskeletal problem, such as chronic pain or injury. Treatment performed by a physiatrist are non-surgical in nature.

    • What is stem cells and how do they work?

      Stem cells are the body’s raw materials — cells from which all other cells with specialized functions are generated. Under the proper conditions either in the body or laboratory, stem cells divide to form more cells called daughter cells.

      These daughter cells become either new stem cells (self-renewal) or specialized cells (differentiation) with a more specific function, such as blood cells, brain cells, heart muscle cells or bone cells. Stem cells can be guided into becoming specific cells that can be used to regenerate and repair diseased or damaged tissues in people.

  • Can the body regenerate and rebuild damaged areas?

    Advancements in medical science have brought regenerative medicine to a new level. The use of PRP or A2M injections are two of the most remarkable treatments to trigger the natural regenerative processes of the body and ward off pain and further degeneration in joints or other areas of the body. Our Pain management specialists and physiatrists focus on non-invasive regenerative treatments for athletes and others who live with an injury or chronic pain.

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