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More than 450,000 total hip replacements are performed each year in the United States.

Total Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement surgery has been utilized by surgeons for decades – largely as a way to treat hip trauma and late stage arthritis of the hip. Overall, long term outcomes have been reported as excellent in the majority of patients. Pioneered in the 1960s, advances made in the procedure...


Minimally Invasive XLIF® Provides Quicker Recovery and Outstanding Results

The XLIF (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) is an approach to spinal fusion in which the surgeon accesses the intervertebral disc space and fuses the lumbar spine (low back) using a surgical approach from the side (lateral) rather than from the front (anterior) or the back (posterior). The XLIF may not be...


SRO Petaluma, Award Winning Physical Therapy

"Candace did a complete assessment at both the beginning and conclusion of treatment. Exercises were introduced over the weeks of treatment and built on each other. There was good follow up to make sure the exercises were being done correctly. I've noticed significant improvement." ~SRO PT Patient Santa Rosa Orthopaedics' Physical...


Shoulder Pain Cause & Treatment Webinar

Register Now! Free Online Webinar - April 14th 6-7:30 p.m. Join us for an educational online seminar sponsored by Sutter Health featuring shoulder specialist Dr. Neema Pourtaheri. This presentation will address questions about: Common causes of shoulder pain Non-surgical treatments Standard treatments for chronic pain Minimally invasive surgical options   Dr. Pourtaheri Dr. Neema Pourtaheri is a board certified...


SRO Welcome Sarah Swanson NCCPA

SRO welcomes Physician Assistant Sarah Swanson to the SRO PA team. Sarah will be working with Dr. Axelrad. Sarah earned her Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California in 2021, where she was honored with the program’s Academic Achievement Award for ranking at the top...


Whether the fracture is open, closed or complex, most all fractures are corrected using metal implants—such as plates, rods, or screws, which are placed on the surface of or inside the broken bone.

Treatment Methods for Complex Fractures

Treatment Methods for Fractures – Complex, Open & Closed The term “complex fracture” describes a broken bone that is more severely traumatized than what would be described as a simple fracture. A complex fracture happens when the bone is broken into many pieces and the surrounding tissue and cartilage is damaged...


Post Total Knee Replacement Physical Therapy

Anyone who has suffered with chronic knee pain, understands what it’s like to live with a reduction in freedoms afforded by such things as simply walking around the block, casual shopping, or just getting up and down stairs without pain. Eventually, many long-time knee pain sufferers discover total knee replacement...


Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist

A scaphoid (navicular) fracture is a break in one of the small bones of the wrist. This type of fracture occurs most often after a fall onto an outstretched hand. The scaphoid is one of the carpal bones, the collection of bones that makes up the wrist. Scaphoid fractures are...