Joint replacement

Joint replacement surgery removes damage in the joint by putting in a replacement joint (also called a prosthesis). There are many reasons why a joint becomes damaged, but the most common one is known as "wear and tear" arthritis. When the protective cushion of cartilage covering the ends of bones breaks down and wears away, it causes irritation, stiffness and pain.

When medication or physical therapy can no longer manage the pain and it drastically limits your activity, it may be time to consider seeing an orthopedic surgeon. Joint replacement can relieve pain and help you move and feel better. Our multidisciplinary joint care teams are comprised of board-certified orthopedists, orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, nurses, physical therapists and joint specialists who provide a full range of treatment options for your individual joint needs.

If you or a loved one may benefit from our total joint program at Los Robles Health System, call us at (805) 370-4694 or use our Total Joint Program Contact Form to submit a question online.

Learn more about preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery.

Joint treatments and procedures

If non-surgical treatments like physical therapy and medication don’t bring relief, you may be a candidate for joint replacement. Offering both traditional and robotic surgery options, our goal at Los Robles is to get you moving again.

Whether you’re dealing with arthritis or joint pain from a serious injury, Los Robles Health System provides comprehensive joint care, including imaging, treatments, surgeries and rehabilitation. We provide a completely patient-focused experience. Members of our team will be with you every step of the way to ensure your surgery and recovery is a complete success. Our services include:

Hip replacement

Hip replacement surgery has been around for more than 125 years. In fact, According to the American Academy of Orthopedics, the procedure is performed more than 300,000 times every year in the U.S. The procedure involves removing the arthritic ends of bone and damaged cartilage and replacing them with prosthetic implants designed to move like a healthy hip. Learn more about Total Hip Replacement Surgery and how it works.

Robotic Arm Total Hip Replacement — Using a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy and a robotic arm, this technology helps surgeons plan and perform your joint replacement surgery.

Knee replacement

Knee replacement surgery has come a long way and depending on what you and your doctor decide, there are several options from total knee to partial knee replacement. Learn more about Total Knee Replacement and Partial Knee Replacement Surgery.

Robotic Arm Total Knee Replacement — Using a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy and a robotic arm, the robot helps surgeons plan and perform your joint replacement surgery.

Shoulder replacement

The shoulder is used in just about every move we make – from dressing to eating to writing to lifting – our shoulders help us with our everyday tasks. That’s why shoulder pain can be so debilitating Los Robles offers patients the full suite of shoulder treatments, procedures and surgical techniques including total shoulder replacement. Learn more about Total Shoulder Replacement.