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What's your joint pain telling you?

Whether you suffer from hip, knee, shoulder, or back pain, we're here to help.


Orthopedic Care in Santa Cruz, California

Our orthopedic specialists understand how pain can affect your overall quality of life. It can limit how well you function at work, at home and during your everyday activities. Our fully comprehensive and coordinated care team will help manage your symptoms and get you back on track. We offer a full range of services and we are here to help.

Orthopedic and Spine Care From Head-To-Toe

Dominican Hospital's orthopedic program helps to alleviate pain and increase mobility. Through orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation, as well as non-invasive options, our team provides medical care for a variety of orthopedic complaints including elbow, foot, shoulder, hand, neck, knee and hip. We use the most advanced orthopedic techniques to provide excellent care.

Procedures We Perform

Foot & Ankle

  • Fracture Repair
  • Tendon and Ligament Repair
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Achilles injury

Shoulder & Elbow

  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Ligament & Tendon repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Surgery

Hand & Wrist

  • Cyst Removal
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Fracture Care
  • Cartilage and Tendon Care


  • Total Hip Replacement (Arthroplasty)
  • Anterior Approach
  • Posterior Approach
  • Revision Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Fracture Repair


  • Total Knee Replacement (Arthroplasty)
  • Bilateral Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Revision Surgery
  • Ligament and Cartilage Repair Surgeries
  • Arthroscopic Surgery 


  • Kyphoplasty, surgery to treat a spinal compression fracture
  • Laminectomy, surgery to remove part or all of the vertebral bone
  • Cervical fusions, surgery to join selected bones in the neck
  • Spinal fusions, surgery to permanently connect 2 or more vertebrae in your spine
  • Discectomy, surgery to remove lumbar herniated disc
  • Spinal fracture

Total Joint Replacement Program

Dominican Hospital’s Joint Replacement Program offers a wide variety of care including hip, knee, shoulder and ankle replacement. Our orthopedic specialists understand how back and joint pain can affect your overall quality of life. It can limit how well you function at work, at home and during your everyday activities. Each year, more than one million Americans make the decision to end their chronic joint pain by undergoing a joint replacement procedure.  

Before surgery we offer pre-operative information for patients to review so that they can learn about their procedure, how to prepare, and understand what recovery will be like. This knowledge ensures that they fully understand what is supposed to happen, and helps provide information so that they can do everything possible to have the best outcome. 

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Ortho-Spine Patient Navigator

Having someone who can help guide you through the surgical experience from before, during and after your hospital stay is important. At Dominican Hospital, our ortho-spine Patient Navigator is available to focus on you, answering any questions and providing the support you need.

To contact our Nurse Navigator please call (831) 462-7597.  

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Hip Fracture Program

The hip is one of the largest joints in your body. It supports a variety of movements and bears your body’s weight. The hip’s ball-and-socket shape stabilizes your thighbone in the socket of your pelvis. When a fall or force causes the top part of the thigh bone to break, you may experience a hip bone fracture or break.

A hip fracture is a serious injury and may lead to life-threatening complications.The Dominican Hospital’s Hip Fracture Program has redesigned and improved treatment for patients with a hip fracture. Get more information on hip fractures and how our team at Dominican Hospital helps you through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

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Orthopedic Surgery

Sometimes treating your back or joint pain may require surgery. Orthopedic surgery may be done as an inpatient or outpatient procedure. Certain surgeries are outpatient procedures and will have you home the same day. These include knee, shoulder and hip arthroscopy and surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, among others. More complex orthopedic surgeries, such as spine surgery, and ankle, hip, knee or shoulder replacement, require hospitalization. Get more details about orthopedic surgery or click on Frequently Asked Questions to review some common questions from our patients.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

At Dignity Health, we want to be sure you are well-informed as you prepare for your orthopedic surgery.  We are committed to ensuring patients and their caregivers are prepared for joint replacement surgery—before, while in the hospital, and once discharged home.

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Request An Appointment With An Orthopedic Surgeon

If you think a consultation with one of our Santa Cruz orthopedists may be the solution to your pain, please give us a call at (866) 466-1401 to request a doctor referral, or find an orthopedic specialist now.  

Dominican Hospital
1555 Soquel Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95065