Coastal Ortho has been caring for families in the South Bay and Los Angeles areas for generations, since 1971 under the name Torrance Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group. We opened a second location in 2017 in El Segundo and with it adopted our current name. Our compassionate, board certified orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists have helped thousands of patients recover from orthopedic conditions and injuries. Although the numbers speak volumes, each patient's journey is what inspires us to keep doing what we love: putting our skilled hands and sharp minds to good use in the best community anywhere.
We strive to maintain and improve our patients’ health with the goal of returning each one to a full, active lifestyle. Our board certified physicians are highly skilled, prestigiously trained, and dedicated to using only the most up-to-date technology and orthopedic techniques. This foundation allows them to perform minimally invasive total joint replacements, knee and hip arthroscopy, spine surgery, hand and foot surgery, fracture care, and more. They treat musculoskeletal injuries such as sprains, strains, and tendon ruptures, and also administer a variety of leading-edge non-surgical treatments.
We know that rehabilitation and follow-up is just as important as treatment and surgery. Our physical therapy department is staffed by experienced, friendly licensed physical and hand therapists, most of whom have more than 10 years experience, and some more than 20 years. They practice a wide range of therapy modalities, including the South Bay’s only aquatic therapy program, and they offer custom hand splinting and custom foot orthotics.
Our patients get quick diagnoses in our on-site, state-of-the-art OPEN-MRI in a peaceful and relaxing environment. We offer convenient scheduling options with same-day and Saturday appointments, and we accept all major PPO insurance plans, as well as CHAMPUS, Workers Comp, and Medicare. Our practice is supported by affiliations with outpatient surgery centers, major hospitals, and rehabilitation programs. A mini-operatory suite is located in our office for minor procedures.
The high quality care provided by the Coastal Ortho board certified orthopedic physicians has restored and improved thousands of our patients’ lives. We perform orthopedic surgery on bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. This type of surgery corrects defects or injured areas caused by aging, trauma, and illness. Our surgeons treat a wide range of conditions using procedures such as arthroscopic knee surgery, spinal fusion, adult scoliosis correction, Achilles tendon repair, total or partial hip and knee replacement, arthroscopic shoulder surgery, tennis elbow release, carpal tunnel release, kyphoplasty, fracture care, injection therapy, and more. Many of these procedures are minimally invasive, leading to faster recoveries.
The board certified orthopedic physicians at Coastal Ortho are also athletes. They have first-hand experience with athletic orthopedic conditions and are skilled at treating both acute injuries and chronic conditions. Examples of acute sports injuries include ruptured tendons, broken bones, and torn ligaments. Chronic conditions, such as tennis elbow or pain, stiffness, or swelling in other joints, develop gradually after repetitive use and may require surgical treatment. Because athletic injuries adversely affect our patients’ health and often prevent them from participating in the activities they love, treatment by our surgeons is doubly important.
Hand and Physical Therapy Facility
The Coastal Ortho physical therapy and hand therapy department staff develops a unique rehabilitation program for each of our patients. Therapists treat patients in this state-of-the-art facility that houses professional-grade strength equipment, specialized therapy devices, and has a pleasant, open atmosphere. Licensed therapists know how to make the most of this facility so that each patient’s recovery is as effective, fun, and quick as possible. Common hand therapy and physical therapy techniques include treatment for post-surgical conditions, musculoskeletal dysfunction, muscular imbalance, and pain control. Therapists help patients regain lost control, increase range of motion, and gain strength and balance.
Aquatic Physical Therapy
Our aquatic therapists treat patients in a nearby indoor pool facility. Coastal Ortho is one of the only practices in the South Bay that offers a comprehensive aquatic therapy program. Aquatic therapy exercises muscles under water, a setting that provides light resistance while increasing range of motion, balance, and improving strength and function. For patients who need to rehabilitate a part of the body without putting too much weight on it, aquatic therapy offers the buoyancy needed to perform exercises without acute pain or discomfort.
Open MRI Center
Our MRI Department is open early for scans Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.!
Call 310-947-3812 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. to schedule your appointment and ask about our cash prices. Fax: 310-947-3813.
Have an Open MRI in a relaxing, peaceful area of the Coastal Ortho office. Unlike older, closed models, our Open MRI machine has a large opening to help reduce feelings of claustrophobia and the resulting anxiety. Top-quality scans produce clear images for accurate diagnoses. Because our machine is on-site, our physicians get results immediately, avoiding unnecessary delays in treatment.
Mini Operation Suite
Some procedures do not require a hospital or surgery center visit, which is why Coastal Ortho offers an on-site surgical suite. Its convenience and familiar atmosphere greatly reduces anxiety for many of our patients, who also like not having to fill out extra hospital paperwork. The suite is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and is maintained in a clean and healthy environment. In-office procedures include fracture care, trigger finger release, biopsies, small mass removal, minor wound repair, ultrasound-guided injections, and many other types of injections.
The Coastal Ortho spine surgeons perform spine surgery using minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. Because this area is so complex and its function so critical, our surgeons make sure each patient’s procedure is precisely planned for the best possible outcome.
Patients often seek our surgical help with spine problems after experiencing symptoms such as back pain, leg or arm pain, numbness, or weakness. Types of surgery include microdiscectomy, stenosis decompression, lumbar fusion, scoliosis correction, and total disc replacement. Lumbar fusion surgery can be done from the back, through the abdomen or from the side, depending on the situation. Cervical fusion and decompression can be done from the front or back, depending on the particular circumstances.
Spine Kyphoplasty for Compression Fractures
Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used to stabilize mid- to low-back compression fractures. Patient with arthritis or a spinal deformity can be afflicted with these often painful and deforming fractures, which respond well to surgery. The Coastal Ortho Advanced Orthopedics spine surgeons perform this specialized technique by inserting a balloon into the compressed area, inflating the balloon, then removing it. The resulting empty cavity is filled with bone cement, which stabilizes and heightens the compressed area.
Minimally Invasive Knee and Hip Joint Replacements
When a hip or knee joint becomes painfully arthritic or the cartilage severely damaged, total or partial joint replacement can be the best solution. These procedures require a high degree of surgical skill.
The prestigiously trained Coastal Ortho board certified orthopedic surgeons have performed thousands of total and partial joint replacements. They use the newest minimally invasive techniques, which cause less trauma. These techniques have major benefits: accelerated recovery and less pain, bruising, and swelling.
Patients can return to their normal lives free from the debilitating pain and stress of damaged joints. They typically can use their new joint shortly after surgery and rehabilitate quickly with physical therapy and exercise.
Hip arthroscopy is a very effective surgery of the hip joint that is designed to prolong the life of the hip. It alleviates hip pain caused by labral tears, cartilage tears, bone spurs, and arthritis. It requires only small incisions, through which a tiny camera and sophisticated, small surgical instruments are inserted. This technique requires a high degree of surgical skill. The prestigiously trained Coastal Ortho board certified orthopedic surgeons have extensive training and experience performing this surgery, which can relieve disabling pain and improve joint performance. The procedure is typically outpatient and is less painful and invasive than joint replacement. Recovery is faster than after joint replacement surgery.
Arthroscopic Knee and Shoulder Surgery
Knee and shoulder arthroscopy are very effective surgeries that are designed to return patients to daily life and sports. They require only a small incision, through which a tiny camera and sophisticated, small surgical instruments are inserted. The Coastal Ortho board certified orthopedic surgeons perform knee and shoulder arthroscopy to alleviate pain caused by rotator cuff tendon tears, ACL and other ligament tears, meniscus and other cartilage tears, arthritis, and instability. The procedures are usually outpatient and are less painful and invasive than joint replacement. Recovery is faster than after joint replacement surgery.
Hand surgery is one of the most intricate types of orthopedic surgeries. The hand is a complex arrangement of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and blood vessels, which can be as small as 1 to 2 millimeters in diameter. The Coastal Ortho hand care unit is led by board certified doctors with extensive, prestigious training and many years of experience mastering the details of hand biomechanics. Patients receive expert diagnoses, surgical and non-surgical treatments, and specialized hand therapy after surgery, all aimed at regaining normal hand function.
Our hand care unit surgeons perform a wide variety of specialized procedures and techniques, including carpal tunnel release, elbow and wrist arthroscopy, tendon surgery, trigger finger release, Dequervain’s disease treatment,
Dupuytren's contracture release, joint replacement, needle injections, cyst and tumor removal, fracture care, wound repair, and more.
Microvascular surgery most often involves the hand but can also be performed on any part of the body that needs to be reattached. In these procedures, blood vessels as small as 3-5mm are reconnected with each other, which restores circulation to the severed body part before tissue death occurs.
These operations require a surgical microscope and specialized equipment, such as tiny needles and ultra fine sutures.
Coastal Ortho surgeons are experienced in the precise techniques required to achieve successful results for patients who need this type of surgery.
Fractures happen when bones sustain trauma too strong for them to withstand, such as force from a fall, auto accident, or a sports injury. Fractures can also occur with repetitive use, also known as “stress fractures,” or when bone is weakened prematurely by disease.
The board certified orthopedic surgeons at Coastal Ortho perform the full array of fracture treatments. This includes casts or braces to either immobilize bones or allow limited movement; external fixation using metal pins or screws fixed to a metal bar on the outside of the body; open reduction and internal fixation, a procedure where bones are re-aligned and put back together with plates, screws, or nails on the inside of the body; and hardware removal that removes plates, screws, nails, cages, or other hardware that is no longer necessary or desired.
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Foot and ankle surgery is a very complex type of orthopedic surgery because the foot and ankle areas are a sophisticated arrangement of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and blood vessels. The Coastal Ortho foot and ankle care unit is led by board certified orthopedic surgeons with years of prestigious training and experience. They have adeptly mastered the details of foot and ankle surgery and continue to seek the most leading-edge solutions in the field. Patients receive expert diagnoses, surgical and non-surgical treatments, and therapy to best recover and regain normal function.
The foot care unit surgeons perform many specialized procedures, including ankle arthroscopy, ankle joint replacement, bone spur removal, bone fusion, bunion removal, hammertoe correction, Achilles tendon repair, fracture alignment and repair, calf muscle release, tendon release, needle injections, minimally invasive ultrasound and radio ablation techniques, cyst and tumor removal, wound repair, and more.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy (PRP)
A possible alternative to surgery for several orthopedic conditions, platelet rich plasma injection therapy uses the body’s own platelets, extracted from the patient’s blood, to help heal itself. Patients may have reduced pain in the affected joint area, tendons, or ligaments after one treatment, although as many as three treatments may be administered in a six-month period. Besides providing pain relief and healing without surgery, PRP therapy may offer patients with a nearly irreversible condition the chance to slow damage progression and undergo surgery while in improved health. The board certified orthopedic surgeons at Coastal Ortho have several years of experience in orthopedic medicine, are prestigiously trained, and strive to offer each patient the most effective and minimally invasive treatment plan for their condition.
Joint Fluid Therapy
Joint fluid therapy is an injection into an arthritic joint. The injection provides extra lubricating fluid, which reduces pressure on the nerves and alleviates pain. This type of therapy may be necessary when existing joint pain causes so much tension in the joint that the body’s nutrient-rich water cannot reach the area to naturally heal it. Those with arthritis, bone spurs, cysts, and other bone-on-bone joint conditions may benefit from joint fluid therapy. They may be able to put off having surgery or avoid it entirely, and the minimally invasive procedure promotes quick healing. The board certified orthopedic physicians at Coastal Ortho are are highly skilled and extensively trained experts at administering this specialized treatment.
When the big toe joint connecting to the foot turns outward, the resulting protruding bump at the joint is called a bunion. Caused by wearing shoes with pointed toe boxes or arthritis, they may be painful and in certain cases require surgery. The highly trained and experienced board certified orthopedic surgeons at the Coastal Ortho foot care unit perform many types of bunion surgeries. Tendon and ligament repair, removing damaged joint surfaces, bump removal, partial joint removal, or joint cutting and realignment are the most common procedures. This comprehensive foot care program provides patients with expert diagnoses, treatment, and post-operative physical therapy.
After one or more ankle sprains, or if lateral (sideways) ankle instability becomes an issue for a patient, our board certified physicians may prescribe custom orthotics. These supportive shoe inserts keep the ankle in place during a patient’s high-risk activities, helping to prevent further ankle injuries. The Coastal Ortho foot care unit orthopedic physicians are prestigiously trained and extensively experienced surgeons. They design each patient’s treatment based on their individual orthopedic issues, allowing a successful recovery and return to health as quickly as possible.