Los Gatos Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic

Offering the Stanford Health Care experience with the convenience of a local community clinic, our doctors specialize in diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries and arthritis, and joint replacement.

Los Gatos Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic
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555 Knowles Drive
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Phone: 408-866-6651 Getting Here
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555 Knowles Drive
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Phone: 408-866-6651 Getting Here
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Our Doctors

Care and Treatment

Conditions Treated

Hip conditions

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)

A condition in which there is mechanical conflict between the acetabulum (socket) and femoral head (ball), as they move together as the ball-and-socket hip joint. The socket may be too deep or turned backwards.

Hip arthritis

A common joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. The most common form, osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age.

Labral tear (hip)

A tear in the cartilage surrounding the hip socket, labral tears often cause pain in the groin or front of the hip during physical activity or bending and rotation of the hip.

Snapping hip syndrome

A snapping sensation, clicking or clunking around the hip joint with certain motions.

Knee conditions

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear

A tear in the knee ligaments that joins the upper leg bone with the lower leg bone and keeps the knee stable. Injuries range from mild, such as a small tear, to severe. 

Knee arthritis

A common joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. The most common form, osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age.

Knee chondral/osteochondral defect

Knee conditions commonly associated with major ligament injuries to the knee and meniscal injuries.

Knee ligament injuries

Often the result of an injury or a sudden movement that strains the knee, causing pain, swelling, and difficulty in walking.

Knee lateral collateral ligment (LCL) injury

An injury such as a stretch, partial tear, or complete tear of the ligament to the lateral collateral ligament (LCL), which goes from the top part of the fibula  to the outside part of the lower thigh bone and keeps the outer side of the knee joint stable.

Knee medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury

A tear in the MCL occurs as a relatively common injury in certain sports like football, soccer and basketball. It typically results from another player falling on or striking the outside of the knee joint.

Knee meniscus tear

A common knee injury in which the meniscus, a rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions your knee, is torn, usually caused by activities involving twisting or turning quickly.

Patellofemoral syndrome

A pain syndrome in the front of the knee in which the cartilage under the kneecap is worn down, rough, or softened. It may be caused by overuse, injury, excess weight, a kneecap that is not properly aligned (patellar tracking disorder), or arthritis.

Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear

An uncommon injury to the posterior cruciate ligament located in the back of the knee.

Elbow conditions

Elbow arthritis

A common joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. The most common form, osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age.

Elbow injury

Injuries to the ligaments, tendons, and muscles of the elbow commonly occurring during sports or recreational activities, repetitive motion, workplace injuries, or other trauma.

Elbow ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury

An injury to the ligament which connects the the bone of the upper arm (humerus) to a bone in the forearm (ulna); usually caused by repetitive stress to the elbow such as throwing motions that twist and bend the elbow and put extreme stress on the ligament.

Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)

Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, is characterized by pain on the outside (lateral side) of the elbow. The pain is caused by damage to the tendons that bend the wrist backward away from the palm.

Medial epicondylitis (pitcher's elbow)

Medial epicondylitis, also known as golfer's elbow, baseball elbow, suitcase elbow, or forehand tennis elbow, is characterized by pain from the elbow to the wrist on the palm side of the forearm.

Shoulder conditions

Biceps tendonitis

Inflammation of a tendon (the tough cords of tissue that connect muscles to bones) can affect any tendon, causing swelling, pain, and  discomfort.

Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)

A chronic and painful shoulder condition characterized by limited or non-existent range of motion abilities that develops over time in three distinct stages: freezing, frozen, and thawing.

Scapular dyskinesis

A condition in which the  normal resting or active position of the scapula during shoulder movement is altered, often due to repetitive overhead use in sports.

Shoulder arthritis

A common joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. The most common form, osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age.

Shoulder dislocation

A shoulder injury in which a fall or blow causes the top of the arm bone to pop out of the shoulder socket.

Shoulder impingement syndrome

A common cause of shoulder pain due to impingement or pinching of tendons or bursa in the shoulder from bones of the shoulder, often caused by repeated overhead activity or joint and bone abnormalities.

Shoulder instability

Occurs when the head of the upper arm bone is forced out of the shoulder socket as a result of a sudden injury or from overuse. Once a shoulder has dislocated, it is vulnerable to repeat episodes. When the shoulder is loose and slips out of place repeatedly, it is called chronic shoulder instability.

Shoulder separation

A shoulder injury one of the ligaments that connects the collarbone to shoulder blade is torn and no longer anchored, often causing the collarbone to move out of position.

Ankle conditions

Achilles tendon tear

Inflammation or minor tears of the tendon that connects the back of the calf to the heel, caused by overuse or injury.

Anterior ankle impingement (footballer's ankle)

A pinching or impingement of the ligaments or tendons of the ankle between the bones, causing pain, inflammation and swelling. 

Ankle sprain

An ankle sprain is an injury to the ligaments in the ankle. Ankle sprains may occur if the ankle rolls, turns, or twists beyond its normal range of motion.

Ankle ligament tear

Ligament tears in the ankle represent the more severe forms of ankle sprains. These often occur in high energy ankle injuries such as car accidents, falls, significant sports injuries and ankle dislocations.

Fractures

Fractures

Fractures are various types of broken bones, usually the result of high force impact or physical stress, or certain medical conditions that weaken the bones, such as osteoporosis or bone cancer.

For Patients

PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

  • Bring the appropriate completed New Patient Form
  • If you need a handicapped placard for your car, bring the completed DMV Handicapped Placard Application
  • Review the Arthroscopy Fact Sheet, if applicable

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

For Health Care Professionals

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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