An orthopedic doctor is a physician who is specialized in treating injuries to the bones and joints. Our Torrance orthopedic doctor may use surgical or nonsurgical means to alleviate symptoms related to joint arthritis, broken bones and sprains, trauma, and overuse injuries. The musculoskeletal system is complex, which is why it is important to see a doctor that is trained to detect bone and joint-related issues. While not all musculoskeletal diseases are curable, they can be prevented, delayed, or substantially alleviated with proper care.
When joint problems have started to affect your quality of life or if you have a broken bone or symptoms of arthritis, you can benefit greatly from receiving the specialized care and attention of Dr. Chris Mellano, a well-respected Torrance orthopedic surgeon.
Patients often make an initial visit to a primary care provider (PCP), who may recommend seeing a specialist orthopedic surgeon. The initial visit with Dr. Mellano includes a discussion about your individual symptoms, contributing lifestyle factors, a medical background intake, and a comprehensive treatment plan that caters specifically to your needs.
There are different types of arthritis and joint conditions patients may seek help for, including:
Athletes, patients with arthritis, those with occupational injuries of the bones and joints, and people that have suffered from fractured bones and sprains can benefit greatly from receiving attentive care from an orthopedic specialist.
Dr. Chris Mellano has been in surgical practice for 11 years as a board-certified Torrance orthopedic surgeon, serving the immediate and surrounding areas. He also treats professional athletes and is a member of the medical staff for both the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox. No matter your age, medical condition, or activity level, he delivers a world-class level of patient care so that you can get back to doing the activities you love. Relief of your symptoms is possible with the latest nonsurgical and surgical treatments.
When surgery is indicated to repair or replace damaged joint and bone structures, hospital stays can be avoided in most cases. When you see Dr. Chris Mellano for a surgery consultation, he may suggest arthroscopic joint surgery. This is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a tiny camera to project a live image of the bones and joints onto a computer screen, which magnifies the image.
If the joint is beyond repair and instead will require a joint replacement then Dr. Mellano utilizes the latest advances in technology to optimize your results. At Mellano Orthopedics in Torrance orthopedic surgery has never been easier with robot-assisted surgery. Robot-assisted surgery is less invasive than traditional open surgery, resulting in a same-day procedure that spares the patient an overnight hospital stay. Instead, they can recover from the comfort of home with ongoing care to ensure the affected bone and joints are healing as they should. Computer-assisted surgery has the following benefits compared to traditional open surgery methods:
Serving patients in Torrance, Dr. Chris Mellano has advanced training in arthroscopy and joint replacement of the shoulder, elbow, hip replacement, and knee. He also treats sports-related injuries to the wrist, ankles, feet, and hands. After successfully completing medical school at the University Southern California School of Medicine with distinction, he went on to complete his orthopedic surgery residency at UCLA-Harbor. Following this, Dr. Mellano underwent additional training to enhance his specialization by engaging in surgical fellowship training at the world-renowned Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
There, he specialized in the surgical treatment of complex shoulder and knee sports-related injuries. While completing this advanced level of fellowship training, he also served as an assistant team physician for two major sports teams, the Chicago WhiteSox and Chicago Bulls. Dr. Mellano took his training a step further after undergoing intensive fellowship by training with Dr. Joel Matta, an innovator in anterior approach hip replacement, Dr. Mellano has published multiple peer-reviewed medical articles and has presented original research at national and international meetings. His commitment to a Gold Standard of Care affords his patients the best clinical outcomes with the least invasive techniques possible. Dr. Chris Mellano strive to provide you with the best orhopedic surgery Torrance has to offer, so call our office today.
Dr. Mellano’s mission is to give his Torrance patients the freedom to keep doing the activities they love. If you are struggling with joint pain, arthritis, lack of mobility, or joint inflammation, contact Dr. Mellano for a consultation so he can help you get moving again.