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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.



At Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital, our orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists understand how joint pain can affect all aspects of your life - work, home and especially during everyday activities.

Center for Total Joint Replacement

Our orthopedists’ goal is to help you return to full activity and the healthy lifestyle you are accustomed to through our orthopedic treatment options. At Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, we specialize in knee, hip and shoulder replacement, and offer a range of joint replacement services.

Our orthopedic services team includes surgeons, specialists, therapists and technicians. We have the expertise to provide the appropriate level of care for your needs.


Orthopedic Achievements

Sequoia Hospital has been recognized for our excellence in orthopedic care and we're designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement for demonstrating expertise in knee and hip replacement surgery.



Pre and Post Surgery

Joint Replacement Services we provide

  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Surgery
  • Post-surgical care planning
  • Non-surgical procedures
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy

Types of Orthopedic Surgery 

Through orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation, as well as non-invasive options, our team provides medical care for a variety of orthopedic conditions.  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.  

There are different options for orthopedic surgery, including minimally invasive orthopedic surgery. Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique used to diagnose and treat joint problems. It is commonly used to reconstruct knees, elbows, wrists and shoulders.

Patients who undergo arthroscopic surgical procedures benefit from:

  • Faster recovery times
  • Shorter hospital stay 
  • Full use of their joints as soon as possible

Hip Replacement Surgery

The anterior approach to total hip replacement is less invasive, hospital stays are shorter, and recovery and rehabilitation are quicker for patients. With smaller incisions and by going between the muscles rather than cutting them, the surgery is less painful. In addition, the minimal disturbance of the muscle also allows for a quicker recovery and rehabilitation. This approach is especially appropriate for patients who are active and eager to return to work and their daily activities as quickly as possible.

Total Knee Replacement

Osteoarthritis is the most common reason for knee replacement in the U.S. Osteoarthritis is the progressive loss of articular cartilage and degeneration of the knee joint due to aging or injury of the knee. Patients with severe destruction of the knee joint associated with progressive pain and impaired function may be candidates for total knee replacement. 

Knee replacement surgery involves removing or resurfacing parts of your thigh bone, shin bone or kneecap, and replacing it with a prosthetic. This prosthetic is a metal and plastic covering used to replace cartilage that has worn away over the years.

Robot-Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery

Sequoia Hospital is proud to offer the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgical System. Robot-assisted surgery allows doctors to perform joint reconstruction surgery with greater precision and control. With robot-assisted surgery, you can look forward to feeling better and getting back to living your life sooner.

How does it work?

MAKO technology provides your surgeon with a patient-specific 3-D model to pre-plan your surgery. During surgery, your surgeon guides MAKO’s robotic-arm based on your specific plan. By selectively targeting just the damaged part of the joint, your surgeon can replace it while helping to spare the healthy bone and ligaments. This technology allows the surgeon to cut precisely what’s planned, which protects the patient’s healthy bone.


Robotic surgery is ideal for many patients. Each surgery is customized to each individual because the software allows your doctor to integrate real-time joint motion data. Surgeons who use robotic systems find they can offer numerous potential advantages, including:

  • More precise placement of the knee implants/prosthesis
  • Improved accuracy and balancing of the knee
  • Greater preservation of native bone & tissue resulting in a more natural feeling knee, and less recovery time

Total Joint Patient Navigator

Having someone who can help guide you through the surgical experience before, during and after your hospital stay is important. At Sequoia Hospital, our Total Joint Patient Navigator is available to focus on you, and provide the support you need, including:

  • Answer any questions before, during and after your surgery.
  • Facilitate communication with your Total Joint Care team, including surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and care coordinators to create a care plan and support your needs during recovery.
  • Assist with referrals to community resources including home health, private caregiving services, medical equipment and other services, as needed.
  • Provide an ongoing assessment of your needs and communicate any changes to your Total Joint Care team.
  • Provide basic information about private insurance, Medicare and Medi-Cal coverage that can affect your care.

Learn More

For more information about our Total Joint Patient Navigator, please call (650) 482-6031.


Preparing for Surgery

We provide an educational classes to prepare for hip or knee replacement surgery. Learn More



Ready to take the next step?

Consult with one of our orthopedic surgeons. Give us a call at (866) 759-0708 to request a doctor referral.

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