Orthopedics and Spine (Bone, Joint, and Spine)

4077 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92103
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San Diego Campus
4077 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103 US 32.7511 -117.161
    Phone
    619-294-8111
    Visiting Hours
    • 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    • Visiting hours may be adjusted based on the patient's needs and wishes.
    Emergency Services
    • The ER is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
435 H Street, Chula Vista, CA, 91910
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Chula Vista Campus
435 H Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910 US 32.6338 -117.083
    Phone
    619-691-7000
    Visiting Hours
    • 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    • Visiting hours may be adjusted based on the patient's needs and wishes.
    Emergency Services
    • The ER is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

A Team of Experts Committed to Quality Care

When it comes to excellence in orthopedics and spine care, Scripps Mercy Hospital’s Orthopedics and Spine Care Services is the clear choice. With fellowship-trained surgeons in many subspecialties and an institution-wide commitment to offering the best tools and techniques available, we are a leader in diagnostic services, surgical and non-surgical treatments and complete outpatient rehabilitative therapies.

Our approach integrates the continuum of care from presurgical education to the full spectrum of treatment options – from pain management and physical therapy to the most advanced surgical procedures – through rehabilitation following surgery.

Regardless of the treatment or procedure, we provide long-lasting solutions to our patients’ medical needs. Orthopedics and Spine Care encompasses many specialty areas, including foot and ankle; hand and wrist; hip, leg and knee; musculoskeletal oncology; musculoskeletal trauma; neurosurgery; osteologic cancers; pain management; partial joint reconstruction; total joint replacement; plastic and reconstructive surgery; shoulder and elbow; and spinal fusion surgery.

We offer hope and provide lasting results

For joint replacement patients, we know the prospect of surgery is daunting, but patients scheduled for hip, knee or shoulder replacement at Scripps Mercy Hospital can take heart. We provide presurgical education classes taught by a surgical nurse so patients understand the procedure, can touch and see the implants before surgery and know what to expect in the months following surgery.

We use only the best quality implants for every surgical case, and our anesthesiologists are experts in intra- and postoperative pain control. We excel in the delivery of evidence-based anesthesia to optimize the patient’s experience and minimize the pain level.

Minimally invasive surgical approach for spine surgery patients

In addition to pain management and physical therapy, our staff offers the complete spectrum of surgical treatments – from minimally invasive procedures and full reconstructive surgical techniques to the latest technology in artificial disc replacement for spine surgery patients.

As in most surgical specialties, minimally invasive procedures, performed through tiny incisions, mean faster and easier recoveries for a growing number of patients having spine surgery. Scripps Mercy Hospital’s spine surgeons have been at the forefront of this important trend and have the expertise to determine which patients are best suited for minimally invasive surgery and those requiring an open procedure.

Our commitment to follow-up and support care

For our surgical patients, surgery is only the first step of the road to recovery. We believe the patient plays a critical role in a successful recovery. Our staff recognizes that it’s not enough to do a great job during surgery, but there must be effective follow-up care to ensure that patients are progressing with their rehabilitation.

Nurses are an important link in the chain, educating patients before and after surgery to ensure they have the information they need to maximize their rehabilitation. In addition, our nurses offer classes to provide follow-up and to support patients with their rehabilitation. This kind of extra care helps to ensure that patients recover successfully.