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Orthopedic Surgery


Sometimes treating your joint or back pain may require surgery. Orthopedic surgery may be done as an inpatient or outpatient procedure. Certain surgeries are deemed 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 or ankle, hip, knee or shoulder replacement, require hospitalization to manage your pain.

Advanced Orthopedic Surgery Options

In many cases, orthopedic surgery to replace your ankle, hip, knee or shoulder may be necessary to return to an active, pain-free lifestyle. In this case our comprehensive team will take care of you early on, starting with our orthopedic Patient Navigator, and an educational class to ensure that you have the best outcome possible. 

Orthopedic surgery at Dominican Hospital includes the most advanced equipment and technologies such as OMNIBotics®, a robotic-assisted system. This procedure is used by orthopedic surgeons to plan and perform total knee replacement with the utmost precision. In this procedure, the worn out or damaged surface of the knee joint is removed and replaced with an artificial implant. The orthopedic surgeon uses robotic instruments and computer guidance to ensure the procedure is carried out precisely to plan.

Omnibotics Robotic-Assisted Total Knee Replacement 

OMNIBotics robotic-assisted surgery uses a patented Bone Morphing™ technology that quickly builds a 3D virtual model of your knee during surgery. This allows your surgeon to plan and execute  customized surgery with accuracy, in real-time.

OMNIBotics robotic-assisted surgery is also a one of a kind surgery that uses a special robotic instrument, the BalanceBot™ that detects ligament tension and provides soft tissue balancing. This ensures overall knee stability and a more successful outcome. 

Post-Operative Recovery

Almost any orthopedic surgery will mean rehabilitation to help you recover total movement.

Acute Rehabilitation Unit

If you've had a disabling illness, injury or surgery – like a brain or spinal cord injury, amputation related to an injury, major surgery, or even general surgery – we're here to help.  Learn more about acute rehabilitation at Dominican Hospital. 

Outpatient Rehabilitation Center

Click here for more information about our Outpatient Rehabilitation Center. 

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Learn More About Orthopedic Surgery at Dominican Hospital

For more information about orthopedic surgery, please call (831) 462-7597. To find an orthopedic surgeon, visit our online Find a Doctor tool.

Dominican Hospital
1555 Soquel Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95065