Out with the old, in with the new—for Life!
Joint replacement surgery is an increasingly common procedure that can dramatically change a person’s life. Our Joint Replacement Team at SRO includes experienced surgeons who can help guide you in the decision of whether joint replacement is the right solution for your ailing hip, knee, or shoulder. They then work closely with our rehabilitation therapists to ensure the most successful possible outcome.
Not many years ago, the implantation of new body parts after injury or age has compromised their function sounded like science fiction. But with rapid advances in medical technology and know-how, total joint replacement (also known as “arthroplasty”) has now become an almost commonplace solution to a host of orthopedic problems that people formerly had to live with—often in great discomfort and pain.
That said, the decision to undergo joint replacement surgery should be undertaken only after careful consideration and consultation with highly qualified medical providers.
At Santa Rosa Orthopedics, our board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons have performed countless total joint procedures with the goal of enhancing our patients’ function and enjoyment of everyday life, free of pain and the restricted movement that it often causes.
Total joint procedures are performed to repair severe injuries or to replace joints destroyed by arthritis and other bone diseases. Weight-bearing joints are naturally under the greatest strain and are more likely to lose protective cartilage over time, particularly the hips and knees. Shoulders, however, are subject to their own unique strains and are a common focus of joint replacement surgery.
Available Procedures Include But Are Not Limited To:
Minimally invasive techniques help reduce post-surgical pain and recovery time. Recent years have also seen improved implants and more exacting physical therapy techniques to better assist the recovery and enhanced function of patients.
And as in all SRO services, our in-house diagnostic imaging technologies and physical/occupational therapy specialists help assure a coordinated, efficient and convenient treatment program focused on individual patient needs.
Meet Our Total Joint Specialist
Gary A. Stein, M.D.
Dr. Gary Stein is a board-certified specialist in orthopedic surgery, adult reconstructive surgery, sports medicine, and back care. A pioneer in developing minimally invasive techniques for hip and knee replacement surgery, he is co-director of the Sports Medicine Center at SRO and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Learn More …
Michael J. McDermott, M.D.
Dr. Michael McDermott is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, with long experience in general orthopedic surgery. His career has spanned patients ranging from adolescent, high school, college, professional and Olympic athletes through middle-aged recreational enthusiasts to seniors seeking relief from osteoarthritis. A co-director of the Sports Medicine Center at SRO, his practice emphasizes complex reconstruction and minimally invasive procedures for the knee… Learn More …
Neema Pourtaheri, M.D.
Dr. Neema Pourtaheri enjoyed a successful practice as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in elbow and shoulder care in Southhampton, New York before coming west to join Santa Rosa Orthopedics in 2017. Learn More …
Michelle Nentwig, M.D.
Dr. Michelle Nentwig is the newest addition to the medical staff at Santa Rosa Orthopaedics, having arrived in August, 2022 after completing her orthopedic trauma fellowship training at Pennsylvania State University’s Hershey Medical Center.
After graduating summa cum laude from Wichita State University for her bachelor’s degree, Dr. Nentwig entered the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where she obtained both her M.D. degree and her five-year residency training in orthopedic surgery. Learn More …