Damaged bones and joints can cause significant pain and limit your ability to function the way you want to. We offer a variety of orthopedic services - from advanced diagnostic imaging technology, to innovative surgical procedures, to physician therapy and rehabilitation programs – all designed to help you get back on track. Among the services we provide are:
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Bone and joint care for hands, elbows, shoulders, ankles, knees and hips
- Ligament reconstruction
- Repair of broken bones
- Total joint replacement
- Treatment for spine and back conditions
- Treatment for sports injuries
- Treatment of work-related injuries
Palms of Pasadena Hospital’s Joint and Spine Center‘s highly skilled staff includes board-certified surgeons with advanced training in minimally invasive procedures, and a team of highly experienced orthopedic nurses that provide a full continuity of care.
The center features numerous amenities for patients, including bedside admitting, private rooms with flat screen televisions, a concierge service, gourmet room service, free Wi-Fi and a private family waiting room.
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing
An exciting new alternative to total hip replacement is now available in the United States. Used successfully for years around the globe, the BIRMINGHAM HIP Resurfacing System has recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States. Now, patients suffering from hip pain due to arthritis, dysplasia or avascular necrosis can benefit from its conservative approach to treatment.
The ConforMIS Personalized Knee Resurfacing Implant
The knee is the largest and one of the most complex joints in the body. A healthy knee is able to bend, flex, rotate, and glide allowing for normal pain-free motion. If you or someone you know is considering a total knee replacement, take the time to explore ConforMIS personalized knee resurfacing implants.
Advances in orthopedic care
Not long ago, a serious bone or joint problem meant major surgery was inevitable. But now, many joints can be repaired with minimally-invasive arthroscopic techniques.
In arthroscopic procedures, an orthopedic specialist makes incisions, about the size of a buttonhole, and inserts a tiny camera and pencil thin instruments into the joint. The camera transmits images to a monitor, which the surgeon uses to view the procedure. This remarkable technology allows the surgeon to repair tears and other joint problems without major surgery.
Many arthroscopic procedures do not require an overnight hospital stay. Patients return to the comforts of home sooner and generally experience less pain and faster healing.
Hip and knee replacement can help many people with debilitating joint pain return to active lives. Joints are formed at the ends of two or more bones connected by tissue called cartilage. Healthy cartilage provides a cushion for the bones, but when the cartilage is damaged or wears away, the bones can rub against each other, causing great pain. Joint replacement can reduce pain, restore movement to the joint, and improve the overall quality of a patient’s life.
When only a portion of the joint is damaged, a surgeon may be able to perform partial joint replacement.
Howard W. Sharf, M.D.
Dr. Sharf authored and co-authored a number of articles in Orthopaedic and general surgery, and made numerous national presentations. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and holds membership in the American Medical Association, and North American Spine Society.
Richard T. Herrick, M.D.
Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Dr. Herrick specializes in surgery of the hand and upper extremity, foot and ankle, including arthroscopic surgery and reconstruction repair of nerve, tendon injuries, and repetitive use injuries. He is a fellow of The American College of Surgery, The American College of Sports Medicine, as well as a member of The American Society for Surgery of the Hand, The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and the Medical Committee of the International Weightlifting and International Powerlifting Federations. He served as a physician at several Olympics and World Games.
John B. Pope, M.D.
Total Joint Replacement
Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Pope is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He has authored several academic articles and conducted research in fracture treatment and improvements in total hip replacement surgery. Dr. Pope specializes in minimally invasive total hip and knee replacements, total joint revision surgery, computer-navigated arthroplasty techniques, hip resurfacing, and partial knee replacements.
Steven B. Warren, M.D.
Total Joint Replacement
Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Warren is involved in ongoing clinical research regarding total joint replacement, including minimally invasive and mini incision techniques for hip and knee resurfacing. He is a member of the distinguished American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, is a Clinical Assistant Professor on the faculty of the University of South Florida School of Medicine, and is a Fellow of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Vladimir A. Alexander, M.D.
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System
Dr. Valdimir Alexander is the founding partner of Alexander Orthopaedic Associates. He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, graduated cum laude from John Carroll University, and earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine with honors in orthopedic surgery. He completed a general surgical internship and his orthopedic surgery residency at The Mt. Sinai Medical Center Cleveland, a teaching hospital of The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He then served as Chief Resident of The Division of Orthopedic Surgery at The University of Alabama Hospitals in Birmingham. At the completion of his residency, Dr. Alexander obtained additional hand and upper extremity training at The Cleveland Orthopedic and Spine Hospital, an affiliate of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
For more information about our orthopedic services,
please call 727-381-1000.