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Orthopedics at Kern Medical

At Kern Medical, we understand that you want your physical activities to be pain-free and your injuries to heal. To help you achieve that desire, Kern Medical has brought together the top orthopedic surgeons in the area that provide the most comprehensive orthopedic care in the community. Let our physicians and care team help you get your life back.

Surgical & Nonsurgical Orthopedic Treatments

Orthopedic surgeons undergo additional specialized training in surgery after they study orthopedics. These surgeons treat conditions and diseases associated with the musculoskeletal system, including the bones and connective tissues, through a surgical approach. They treat patients with a wide array of conditions, including meniscus repair, hip replacement, fracture reduction, spinal fusion, and more. Orthopedic surgery may be necessary to treat concerns related to the patient’s age or in the aftermath of an accident.

It’s important to know that just because you’ve been referred to an orthopedic surgeon, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll end up in the operating room for treatment. In fact, orthopedic surgeons always ensure that all potentially useful nonsurgical options are explored before recommending surgical treatment.

Our Services

We provide orthopedic treatments for pediatric, adult, and elderly patients. We treat:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • ACL tears
  • Complex periarticular fractures
  • Foot and ankle injuries and disorders
  • Fracture malunions and non-unions
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Spinal fusion
  • Hand or wrist injuries or disorders
  • Joint pain
  • Joint replacement
  • Muscle, tendon, or joint disorders
  • Sprains
  • Trauma
  • Joint pain and disorders
  • Primary and revision joint replacement (hip, knee, shoulder)
  • All musculoskeletal fractures (excluding spine)
  • Expertise in complex fractures and pelvic trauma
  • Fracture malunions and non-unions
  • Hand/wrist injuries and disorders
  • Trigger finger
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Chronic/overuse injuries
  • Primary and revision joint reconstruction of the knee, hip, and shoulder
  • And more

Fresh Fracture Services

Whether you have been treated at an Emergency Department or referred by your physician, our orthopedic team is here to help you receive the care you need. Our Fresh Fracture Clinic is open Monday through Friday except on County holidays. Walk-in registration for Fresh Fracture patients begins at 7am and walk-in fresh fracture patients are accepted between 7 - 8:30am or you may call 661-326-2278 to schedule an appointment at another time.

Recovery from Orthopedic Surgery

Your recovery after orthopedic surgery depends on several factors, including the specific procedure you had done, as well as your age and compliance with doctor’s orders. Many orthopedic surgeons recommend some type of post-operative physical or occupational therapy to restore strength and regain joint mobility, which is particularly important for athletes.

In general, your surgeon will discourage the long-term use of narcotic painkillers after surgery, as these medicines are potentially dangerous and habit-forming. You will likely be given a short-term prescription for pain relief medication during early recovery.

Scheduling an Appointment

If you think orthopedic services may provide the solution for your pain, call Kern Medical’s Orthopedic Clinic at 661-326-2278 or 661-664-2200. Orthopedic Clinic visits that are not Fresh Fractures require a referral from a primary care physician and authorization from your insurance carrier if needed.

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